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Edward Buckley, Buckley Beal, Atlanta. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Edward Buckley, Buckley Beal, Atlanta. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

When Atlanta civil rights lawyer Edward Buckley filed a race discrimination lawsuit against Buford School Superintendent Geye Hamby last year, he embedded the complaint with recordings allegedly capturing Hamby using racial epithets.

Hamby—Buford’s school superintendent since 2006—was suspended one day after those recordings became public. He resigned within days but made no mention of the epithet-laced recordings, which included an obscene threat to shoot a black worker.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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