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June 11--  The Treutlen County school board is a step closer to naming a new county school superintendent.

At a called meeting Monday, board members named two people to the short list of job applicants.

They are Dr. Cheryl Conley, an assistant school superintedent in Liberty County, and Eddie Morris, the principal of East Laurens High School.

Twenty-six people applied for the job and seven were interviewed.

Once the names of finalists are announced, state regulations require the school board to wait 14 days before announcing its final selection.

The successor willl succeed Chuck Ellington who resigned last December.  Regina Harris has been serving as interim superintendent.

Meanwhile, the school board is holding a public auction to sell the old primary school and elementary school in Soperton.  The buildings and land will be sold to the highest bidder Saturday, June 22.