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Long County required to have another election

POSTED: September 28, 2012 4:04 p.m.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia told the Long County Board of Education and the county commission Friday that another election will be required. The earlier it could be is March 19. Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters said the decision was made by a panel of three judges who heard arguments in the case of the board of education and the board of commissioners versus the Long County Board of Elections over redistricting. The suit against the election board was filed after the civil-rights division of the U.S. Justice Department ruled Aug. 27 that the county’s proposed district maps violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. For a full story on the issue, see Wednesday’s Courier.

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