Moderator’s introduction

Today’s moderator: Rick Badie

Rick Badie joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as an education reporter in 1997. A South Georgia native, he’s covered the region’s immigrant communities, was a feature obituary writer and opinion columnist for the AJC’s Gwinnett edition.

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Some DeKalb County commissioners say having paid full-time commissioners might help root out the potential for corruption in the state’s third-largest county. Today, a former DeKalb school board member calls for a county manager type of government. A current DeKalb commissioner opines about government reform.

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