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House districts divide Worth County

August 12, 2002

The redrawing of district lines has been a headache for several South Georgia election officials, but perhaps none more than those in Worth County.

In Georgia State House elections, Worth County went from being represented by one member to three. And the divisions aren't simple. Four of the county's sixteen voting precincts are cut right down the middle, causing a little confusion for voters.

Judge Virginia Andrews, Superintendent of Elections, said "It most assuredly has been confusing, but we have good registar's office, between them and myself things working smoothly."

In Bridgeboro half of the small community who goes to the community center to vote next week will decide between Ed Rynders, Daryl Ealum and Ida Chambers for the House 137 seat. The half who live on the other side of highway 33 are in the House 132 district that will decide between Johnny Floyd and Robert Brit Phillips in November.

The 138th House Disrict is Worth County's other district with Austin Scott running for that seat unopposed. It divides the western portions of Sylvester, Isabella, and Minton.