The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 21, 2013

BREAKING: Bridges to retire July 1 as Athens superintendent

By Jean Cole

— Athens city schools will soon be on the hunt for a new superintendent of schools.

Orman Bridges Jr. announced tonight he would retire July1 after a decade as head of city schools. Bridges, who has spent 41 years as an educator in Mississippi and Alabama, told The News Courier after the meeting, “It’s time to move on and allow someone else to give direction to the school system."