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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

CUTHBERT, GA (WALB) – The Georgia Supreme Court Monday upheld a south Georgia school board member's contempt conviction and jail sentence but ruled he should not have been removed as board chairman.

Infighting among the Randolph County School Board has gone on for years and resulted in lawsuits between board members.

A trial court sentenced former Chairman Henry Cook to four days in jail for ignoring an order to allow other board members to put items on board meeting agendas and vote on them. The Supreme Court upheld ruling, but justices said the board did not have the right to strip Cook of his chairmanship in the middle of his term. That ruling may have no real affect because the board is scheduled to elect a new chairman in January anyway.


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