The Augusta Chronicle Slanders A Hero

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Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#1 Sep 2, 2013
Setting The Record Straight: THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE 6/6/2013 RETRACTION OF LIES PRINTED BY REPORTER TRACEY McManus & THE "SHOTTY" JOURNALISM BY WJBF NEWS 6 FLUNKIE: TYRONE McCoy:


THE TRUTH IS SPREADING & NEW CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST RACISM & INJUSTICE IN THE SOUTH!!


The articles on Parents confronting Superintendent Roberson & the B.O.E., and Principal Kim Davis response to allegations of her misconduct (which was all proven factual in previous news reports & eye witness statements)- Kim Davis's public statement was a complete fabrication and a deliberate "Damage Control" effort, to falsely attack the character of a respected Church Leader, and social activist who was only protecting his son & defending other children who all have been mistreated or abused by disgraceful School Principal Kimberly Davis!! At first, the Local Media substantiated all of Rev. Beckles & other concerned Parents' claims of injustice by The Copeland Elementary School Principal, but on 6/5/2013, after these Parents led by Rev. Dr. Beckles marched to the B.O.E., and met with Mr. Roberson and the corrupt administrators, some of the facts, videos, statements & content was altered to make Rev. Beckles & the concern parents an appear to be taking advantage of immoral & dishonest school officials?!?

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#2 Sep 2, 2013
WJBF, WFXG, and The Augusta Chronicle- all omitted facts, footage, threats by Roberson, and recorded statements proving that Dr. Beckles & the other parents was telling the truth and presented evidence during their meeting with Roberson & the B.O.E., at NO time did the News accurately report the Historic Civil Rights March or Parents confronting a disreputable Superintendent! And refused to report or print that Rev. Beckles & the parents DID have & presented documented proof, along with a petition of over 300 signatures to back up their claims! Instead, false or misleading reports about another petition (which was never produced) was presented to keep Kim Davis from being removed, and photos of Davis's Supporters, was reported that they were parents, when most of the people were in fact; Copeland Elementary Employees, and their Leader PTA President Woolfolk was a fraud (no one as ever heard about him and he is under investigation for embezzling PTA funds)!!
Fact is, The Augusta Chronicle (among others) distorted statements said by Parent Committee Spokesperson & Leader: Dr. Beckles and the group of concerned parents who are witnesses to the injustice, abuse of power, and corruption performed by Principal Kim Davis, Superintendent Frank Roberson, Tim Spivey, Missoura Ash, and members of the B.O.E.!!
Augusta Chronicle reporter (calling on her private cellphone), Tracey McManus twisted statements said by Rev. Beckles about the rally on 6/5/2013, in a recorded conversation he had with McManus through speakerphone in front of witnesses, who clearly remember Dr. Beckles, refusing to discuss anything about his employment history, and wanted to keep the focus on the issue of kids being bullied in school, and The Richmond County School System, failing to do anything about it! McManus stated that she "would only print news about the meeting parents had with the B.O.E.", and deliberately lied to Rev. Beckles & The Parents who were listening, and printed a fabrication about what was said in her article on 6/6/2013- in The Augusta Chronicle!!

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#3 Sep 2, 2013
The Augusta Chronicle is notorious for changing words said by people & printing misleading or false statements, that's why they are a disreputable & racist newspaper business! Tracey McManus deliberately changed the focus from protecting children from being mistreated by Davis, to verbally attacking & lying about a respected Church Leader and the concerned parents who all came to him for help, to represent them, and for doing what is right in protecting kids from a crazy out-of-control Principals like Kimberly W. Davis, Joretta Akpo-Sanni, and corrupt school administrators (Tim Spivey, Frank Roberson, and Missoura Ash) of the Augusta B.O.E.!
And The Augusta Chronicle continues to print more lies: in their 6/8/2013 issue They printed that they were voted as being the best newspaper in America!!! By an organization that doesn't even exist!
Tracey McManus also lied in her 6/6/2013 issue, stating that she contacted the Human Resource Dept. of New Orleans Police Dept., when they told me, she never called them, to check Dr. Beckles employment history with them. And in New Orleans; Security Officer & Police Officer- ARE CONSIDERED THE SAME JOB!! And no matter what law enforcement agency you are with- YOU WORK WITH THE NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT!!
Plus she never produced the name of the New Orleans person that she allegedly contacted!!
The Augusta Chronicle (as witnessed by several parents) did not state all the facts pertaining to the 6/5/2013 B.O.E. Meeting, and Tracey McManus and her friend Susan McCord (another lousy & racist reporter), committed to helping the corrupt Principal, PTA President, & B.O.E., cover up their incompetence and conceal the truth! Woolfolk "The phony", and his "so-called" group of parents advocating for Davis, were mostly Teachers and School Personnel- NOT PARENTS OF CHILDREN THAT GO TO COPELAND! The Chronicle & Media erroneously stated that Davis's Supporters also had a Petition of Signatures to keep Davis as Principal, was never presented or produced!!(because there was no petition, yet they harassed & yelled racial slurs at concerned parents & Augusta N.A.A.C.P. Spokesperson: Rev. Beckles!!!
This whole "Damage Control" agenda was recently cooked up by an incompetent Local Media- who are more afraid of the B.O.E., than reporting their corruption, AND a lousy Augusta School Board! Misconduct by Kim Davis, has forced Frank Roberson to keep the lid on revealing more injustice & corruption by the B.O.E. Administrators, whom are also afraid of the community finding out -how really scandalous THEY ARE, and always have been for years!! Consistenly, employing unqualified, uncertified, and incompetent principals & teachers (mostly females who hate good men)!!

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#4 Sep 2, 2013
The Local Media are idiots, instead of accurately reporting the news on 6/5/2013, they with the blessing of the B.O.E., chose to railroad an Honorable man & Church Pastor along with followers and church members, who are all good parents with legitimate concerns, and evidence to prove all of the misconduct allegations against The Richmond County School Board & especially Dishonest School Principal Kimberly Davis!! Rumors are the Media and Board Members was bribed by Davis, Copeland Teachers & Roberson to keep their mouths closed!! All to conceal corruption, and protect a psychotic school principal who did, and has been mistreating & wrongfully suspending children for years!!
In Davis's televised response to her accusers; she & the Copeland staff are so stupid, they couldn't even get Dr. Beckles's name right, they kept calling him Mr. Green, and witnesses heard him, repeatedly tell the school staff & Davis, that his name was "Rev. Dr. Beckles", and he had always signed his name that way!! Tyrone McCord, lied when he stated that Dr. Beckles told him the opposite!!
If this incompetent principal & lousy B.O.E., cant' even get his name right, How are we to still believe their lies, about being able to effectively run an elementary school with no misconduct?!?
When a Teacher at Copeland (Ms. Wynn) was recently arrested for locking a child in the Closet!!
THAT'S WHAT PROMPTED REV. BECKLES & OTHER PARENTS TO START QUESTIONING KIM DAVIS'S LEADERSHIP!!
Because She allowed it to happen, and she never fired the Teacher!!
I REST MY CASE!
Roberson & Davis are Liars! THERE IS A PROBLEM IN RICHMOND COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, especially when it's educators keep lying to the community who pay their salaries! The local media didn't even follow the group of parents out of the B.O.E., bldg., because they all were busy conspiring to conceal all the facts or events, and print lies in The Augusta Chronicle, to cover up the injustice toward children, by making Roberson & the B.O.E., look good! The Media deliberately omitted slander & verbal attacks Roberson & B.O.E Staff made against Rev. Beckles and the parents- THAT'S WHY THEY LEFT!!

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#5 Sep 2, 2013
McMannus printed that she (6/6/2013) asked scandalous Fire Chief Chris James, about Rev. Beckles's career as a Firefighter, and James lied, stating that Rev. Beckles hadn't worked there in several years. When in fact he had been employed at Augusta Fire Department for two years, and only stopped working, because his was injured on Duty, and was receiving paychecks then- Worker's Comp. Benefits, until 2011!! And it was ruled that it was Chris James's fault for being injured! He was the Training Supervisor for The Fire Department, and he allowed & encouraged firefighters to physically attack, mistreat each other causing injuries, and he would deny medical treatment to new firefighters (as witnessed by many firefighters including Rev. Beckles & Sloan Griffin) and they reported their concerns to The Augusta Chronicle in (2010). Which caused Chris James & Chief Willis to be investigated, and in 2012, Chief Willis was fired for misconduct!! Chris James (a character witness?? Don't make me laugh!!) His Augusta Fire Department as also (like the Augusta Police Dept., & School Board) have been documented & investigated for crimes, corruption, racism and scandalous misconduct behavior FOR YEARS!! Want more proof, just check out The Ronnie Few Scandal in the 1990's, and the cases against Sheriff Ronnie Stength- employing & protecting corrupt deputies like Jack Rackliff, and maintaining detention centers that support false arrests and denying minority inmates medical treatment or phone calls!! Don't get me started on police corruption in AIKEN COUNTY!!

No Wonder good citizens & true heroes like Rev. Beckles are constantly lied on & unfairly targeted!!
News 12 reached out to the principal of Copeland Elementary and didn't hear back but did speak with Superintendent Frank Roberson. He says the bus stop is an extension of the school and they don't their best to look into every report of bullying there and at the schools, but unfortunately, they can't catch everyone. The incompetent School Superintendent Frank Roberson said; he'll look into this particular situation. www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Parents-looking-t... ...

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#6 Sep 2, 2013
Parents Petition To Have Copeland Elementary School's Principal Replaced Posted: May 31, 2013 5:31 PM EST Updated: Jun 01, 2013 3:55 PM EST By Randy Key, WJBF Web Content Producer - By Tyrone McCoy, WJBF Photojournalist Augusta, GA - Some Parents at Copeland Elementary School say Principal Kimberly Davis has lost control of the school, and they've signed a petition demanding that she be replaced. Rev. Dr. Frank Beckles, Jr., says his son's glasses were broken when was bullied and Principal Davis failed to do anything about it. So, he took his issues up with the Richmond County Board of Education. "I spoke with Mrs. Missoura Ash, who assured me that everything would be taken care of and, of course, it wasn't, " Dr. Beckles says. Another parent, EIiesha McClendon, also spoke out against the principal at Copeland Elementary School. She says Davis sent her child home from school, without a write-up, in the car of a faculty member. The outraged mother took the issue straight to the principal. "The way she talked to me was like I was a two-year-old child, " McClendon says. Like Dr. Beckles, McClendon says she then turned to the Richmond County Board of Education, speaking with Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey, but that appears to be as far as her complaint went. Richmond County Schools Superintendent Frank Roberson says this is the first he's heard of these accusations, but that he intends to resolve them. "If there are any issues, I would encourage any credible parent to bring them to my attention. My door is open." Some teachers also appear to be concerned about how discipline is handled in Richmond County. A Craigslist posting by someone claiming to be a teacher is titled "Richmond County Teachers Are Not Animal Wranglers". The post accuses the Board of Education of being "clueless" and not telling the truth. The Board of Education is also dealing with several harassment suits. Still, the Superintendent says things are under control. "Mr. Roberson, is there a problem in Richmond County schools?" we asked. "There's not a problem in Richmond County Schools, " he answered. Dr. Roberson (a liar & a drunk); says he's currently looking into who's behind the Craigslist rant. He also says he cannot speak on the lawsuits because they (Augusta/Richmond County Board of Education) are still being investigated (for various scandals & cases of corruption that has been going on since the 1980s0!! WJBF news will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it becomes available. www.wjbf.com/story/22471964/parents-petition-... ..._______

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#8 Sep 2, 2013
Kimberly Davis is a Liar / Augusta School Corruption / Injustice To Kids

Posted: 2013-06-08 by Lisa

Dishonest & unlicensed School Principal- Kimberly Davis & Embattled/Incompetent Superintendent Frank Roberson are manipulating children & lying to The Richmond County Community!! And utilizing THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, to spread more lies....


The local Media Affiliates & City of Augusta Continues To Protect Corrupt, Racist, & Immoral Leaders

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
U.S.A.


The Media & City of Augusta Protects Corrupt Leaders: Someone needs to look into why she (Kimberly Davis) was moved from Hephzibah Elementary!! We had the SAME problems and then some from her!!! She even had the teachers scared to say something!!!

Since: Sep 13

Augusta, GA

#9 Sep 2, 2013
Heated Responses To The Civil Rights Effort By Rev. Beckles: sidewalkshadowshow What bus stop is solely under the control of a school's principal? That question may be silly if the bus stop in question is indeed on school property (which I agree is the responsibility of the facility administrators), but more over, how is ejecting the school principal going to fix THAT problem? The problem still being that it is mostly the responsibility of the parents to make sure their kids aren't attacking others at a bus stop... I am just unsure of how this became the headlining reason to fire someone. Swing and a miss, I say. They may very well remove that administrator (and maybe some teachers because apparently they suck too, since none of them care anymore according to this gentleman), but after the next group of replacements come in, people are going to be left wondering why they rallied for all of this mess and have the same exact problems they have always had. Sarah Williams Someone needs to look into why she was moved from Hephzibah Elementary!! We had the SAME problems and then some from her!!! She even had the teachers scared to say something!!! Like Reply 2 days ago HighSchoolParent @ sidewalkshadowshow...No, your question is not silly. I too am really confused as to how a bus stop not located on school property is the sole control of the principal. I am also confused as to how bullying at the bus stop constitues disorderly conduct by the principal. I agree 100%, how is having the principal fired going to correct or change the problem? It will not correct or change the problem, removing the children causing the problem is what will correct or change the problem (novel idea..right?). Sounds like to me, the parents need to go to the bus stop with their children or prehaps take the children to school in their own vehicle. I think Dr. Beckles needs understand that because of how the rules are written, the prinicipal is very limited in what she can do in situations like this. She cannot control how children act, how they are disciplined at home, what values they are taught or how they act in public. It takes NUMEROUS instances of a child getting in trouble for the same thing in order for the principal to effect strict action against that child. Dr. Beckles needs to refocus his attention in the correct direction, find out what the policy is and how many times the child has to be "written" up before strict action can be taken. Parents petition for removal of Copeland Elementary principal Augusta Regional hoping for good news out of US ... Parents petition for removal of Copeland Elementary ... Updated: Thursday, June 6 2013 5:57 PM EDT 2013-06-06 Parents Petition To Have Copeland Elementary School's Principal Replaced Updated: Jun 01, 2013 3:55 PM EST Several parents at Copeland Elementary school in Augusta want the principal replaced. Those parents say they don't like the way the school is being run and have signed a petition to do something about it. We sent WJBF News Channel 6's Tyrone McCoy to get the facts on this Big Story, and profile of a Hero & new Civil Rights Leader; Dr. Frank Beckles. Kimberly Davis is a Liar: Copeland Elementary School Principal Responds to Parent Petition Updated: Jun 05, 2013 7:48 PM EST A group of parents at Copeland Elementary School say things there are not under control and they want something done about it.
www.wrdw.com/news/schools/headlines/Parents--...
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Sep 2, 2013
I think you meant "shoddy" journalism. Or did you mean "shitty" journalism?
Angelica Walker

Augusta, GA

#12 Oct 7, 2013
"Kate", a.k.a. Tracey McManus is a notorious racist lair & a lousy newspaper reporter who often falsify information or statements being reported in The Augusta Chronicle, instead of reporting the facts accurately and honestly! she routinely spams boards with her garbage or rebuttals to any & all complaints posted against her or racism & corruption in the city of Augusta. You should see the number of fake complaints she has created on complaintsboard and the number of linkedin profiles, flickr, complaints.com , and blogspot accounts she has created that she has dedicated to her harassment of Bishop Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles, even attacking his legitimate Christian Church Ministry.

She posts lies, racial slurs, threats -using fake names on boards all over the internet regardless of their relevance. Just to cover up her tracks of lies and racist agenda to help the incompetent and corrupt administrators (like Barbara Pulliam, Frank Roberson, Tim Spivey, Kimberly Davis & Monique Braswell) of The Richmond County Board of Education look good and get their revenge one anyone who dares to speak out & expose their injustice toward African-Americans & their children in the community..
Angelica Walker

Augusta, GA

#13 Oct 7, 2013
There are multiple accounts and complaint letters attacking Dr. Franklyn V. Beckles on complaintsboard and while all are written in the exact same style, they have different "authors" aka Tracey McManus, employees/superintendent at The Board of Education & Augusta Chronicle- have all been creating various aliases. The letters supposedly written by Dr. Beckles or his supporters are also in the same style as those that were attacking him with more lies & even racial slurs. Just google those names and complaintsboard to get a better overview.

"Terroism against all who disagree"

McManus has recently been deleting some of her racial slurs, but not before Dr. Beckles's Attorney; Travers W. Paine documented them, and the phone treats made by her. So he can use in the upcoming class action lawsuit against her & The Chronicle!!

She also has police reports filed against her (for more proof)!!

Pure, racist slander | The Augusta Chronicle 6/6/203 article of racist fabrication to discredit a local hero who fought for his Son, and the Protection of Children's Rights!!
Victoria Manning

Augusta, GA

#14 Oct 11, 2013
Augusta Chronicle- Tracey McManus, Susan McCord & Steve Crawford ARE LIARS!! This is The Fabricated article that they printed in June, and posted on the internet to discredit Honorable Pastor Dr. Frank Beckles and Concerned Parents in Augusta: Jun 06, 2013 (The Augusta Chronicle - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX)-- A Copeland Elementary School parent led a protest on the eighth block of Broad Street on Wednesday into the Richmond County Board of Education offices, where he delivered Superintendent Frank Roberson a petition demanding the removal of Principal Kim Davis.
The Rev. Franklin Victor Beckles is alleging Davis has mistreated parents, suspended pupils without cause and "abused her power as principal." Beckles provided a petition with 200 signatures, which he said came from parents and residents in the community, demanding Davis' removal.
The seven adults who accompanied Beckles said Davis has threatened parents, allowed students to be driven home by strangers and not properly reported incidents at school.
"We're doing this for the children," Beckles said. "Our kids are being suspended from school for frivolous reasons." Roberson said he has no evidence that verifies any of Beckles' claims and has no reason to discipline Davis. In an exchange between the men in the board conference room, Roberson said he would not tolerate anyone slandering his employees without proof.
On Wednesday morning, about 25 supporters of Davis held a news conference outside the school defending their principal.
Renaldo Woolfolk, the outgoing Copeland PTA president, said he also had a petition of nearly 200 signatures of those who support Davis and stand by her through "false accusations." He said Davis is available for any parents who have concerns, has led the school through curriculum changes and takes care of children as though they are her own.
"Our school is under control and is being run by one of the top principals in the county," Woolfolk said.
Supporters of Davis also questioned the motives and credibility of the person bringing accusations against her.(Funny, when Roberson & the gang are the professional liars, backed up by a racist Newspaper Company- The Augusta Chronicle!!)
Beckles said he is affiliated with Sons for Christ Church of God and is the founder of Children's Christian Center on Old McDuffie Road.(Also True!!)
He said Thursday he is a firefighter for the Augusta Fire Department, but according to Fire Chief Chris James, Beckles has not been employed for several years.(A FLAT OUT LIE, told by the man, Dr. Beckles exposed for denying medical treatment & harassing good firefighters!!)
Beckles also said he was a police officer with the New Orleans Police Department, but a human resources official there told The Augusta Chronicle on Wednesday there is no record of Beckles in their organization.(another lie, I called there, and they told me that NO ONE from the Augusta Chronicle ever called there!!) Plus He is on record as being a Police Officer, with their Private Police Patrol Division of The New Orleans Police Dept...
Beckles later told The Chronicle that he was actually a security guard in New Orleans.- No he didn't!! I was there, and witnessed the conversation on his speakerphone...
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools Missoura Ashe lied, saying that school safety officers were called because Beckles made the front office staffers uncomfortable May 2. By the time they arrived, he had left.- Another lie printed by McManus & Crawford!!

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