Test investigators arrive in Dougherty County

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A team investigating allegations of cheating on a statewide test in Dougherty County schools has started its work.

The Albany Herald reports Monday that lead investigator Richard Hyde met with agents at a command post Monday afternoon and his team has scheduled interviews with two witnesses.

Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers was expected to arrive in Albany on Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked that investigators continue a state probe into possible cheating in Dougherty schools. Investigators uncovered widespread cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools.

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