School board chair loses court suit - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

School board chair loses court suit

March 21, 2008
by David Fuller

Cuthbert -- The chairman of the Randolph County School Board loses his redistricting challenge in federal court.

Henry Cook said in 2006 that the district lines redrawn in 2002 put him in a district with more than 70 percent white voters.

Previously he represented a predominantly black district.

In his lawsuit, Cook alleged the action violated his right to due process, as well as his rights under the First, 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

The U.S. District Court judge disagreed and entered a summary judgment earlier this year in favor of Randolph County officials.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=CookDecision-DF

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lightning deaths below average for 2017

    Lightning deaths below average for 2017

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-07-26 17:01:02 GMT
    This graph from 2016 shows lightning is one of the top five leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States. (Source: NWS)This graph from 2016 shows lightning is one of the top five leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States. (Source: NWS)

    Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.

    More >>

    Summer is in full swing, and that means afternoon showers and thunderstorms, capable of producing deadly lightning strikes.

    More >>
  • Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Valdosta juvenile arrested after stabbing

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-07-26 14:17:21 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>

    Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound.  They provided first aid and called for EMS.  

    More >>
  • Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-07-26 11:53:28 GMT
    Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>

    Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly