A coalition of citizen groups in Hanover is working to have the names of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School changed. The school board has received petitions and agreed this week to gather data and public input on the issue.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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The Hanover County School Board has decided to solicit input from the community on the issue of changing the names of two schools that honor Confederate leaders. Petitions were presented to the board last month asking them to change the names of Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.
At last night’s meeting (1/9), the school board heard from other members of the community, about evenly split on the name changes.
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