— Linn Matthews, Atlanta
A. The Fulton County Personnel Board, which heard Gina Conteh's case in March, affirmed in April the 911 center director's decision to fire Conteh. County officials said she misdirected EMS units in August 2008 to a southwest Atlanta address, a delay that could have contributed to the death of Darlene Dukes, who lived in Johns Creek. The board's decision was appealed to the Fulton County Superior Court, which has affirmed it, said Conteh's lawyer, Rory Starkey. He plans to file an appeal with the Georgia Court of Appeals after receiving a signed order from the superior court, which he expects next week. Conteh has taken a job on the housekeeping staff at a hospital, Starkey said.