PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - It's the second day of the preliminary hearing of the Community of Concerned Clergy versus Phenix City Board of Education. Concerned Clergy filed suit, claiming the board violated Alabama open meetings laws back in June.
The Community of Concerned Clergy opened the day by calling board president Brad Baker to the stand. Attorney Joseph Wiley asked him plain out if there was ever any public mention of Randy Wilkes' appointment as superintendent. Baker's answer was no.
Defendants and board members Brad Baker, Barbara Mitchell and Zara Parham were among those filling the court room Wednesday. In a series of questions by CCC's attorney Joseph Wiley, Baker testifies that the state superintendent's office recommended three candidates, including