Kelly Marlow has resigned from the Cherokee County School Board.

Marlow, who was convicted last weekend on two felony counts of making false statements when she accused Cherokee Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo of trying to run her and two friends over last year, submitted her resignation via email to State Superintendent Dr. John Barge, Cherokee County School District spokesperson Barbara Jacoby said. 

Gov. Nathan Deal, Cherokee school board members, school board attorney Tom Roach and Petruzielo were all copied on the correspondence (which is attached), Jacoby said.

Marlow had been suspended from the board upon initial conviction, which is required by state law. 

Local law requires the Cherokee County School Board to call a special election to fill vacancies "when more than half of the term remains," Jacoby added. Marlow's term expires on Dec. 31, 2016.

Marlow along with political consultant Robert Trim and Woodstock resident Barbara Knowles, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 1 in Cherokee County Superior Court.

Trim was found guilty on two counts of making false statements while Knowles, the former secretary of the Cherokee County Republican Party, was convicted on one count of filing a false police report and two counts of making false statements. 

The convictions stem from the trio’s allegations that Petruzielo tried to run them over as they crossed East Main Street in front of the Painted Pig Tavern in downtown Canton following a contentious June 13 school board meeting.

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