Chattooga County Board of Education member John Turner has second thoughts, returns to seat

Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press — Apr 26, 2012 Students hustle through the halls of Chattooga High School on the way to their final class of the day in Summerville, Ga., on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Chattooga County, Ga., has adopted a four-day school week, and teachers, students and administrators say they prefer the shorter week. The county has also taken on other cost-cutting measures, like reducing the amount of electricity used and being more mindful about seemingly minor spending.
photo Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press — Apr 26, 2012 Chattooga County Superintendent Jimmy Lenderman {CQ} speaks with the Times Free Press in his Summerville, Ga., office on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Chattooga County, Ga., has adopted a four-day school week, and teachers, students and administrators say they prefer the shorter week. The county has also taken on other cost-cutting measures, like reducing the amount of electricity used and being more mindful about seemingly minor spending.

John Turner has turned back around.

Turner walked out of a Chattooga County Board of Education work session Thursday night, proclaiming his career as a public official finished. He said he was going to resign, effective Monday. But then he received a number of phone calls and emails, he said.