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A state lawmaker who now represents part of Albany says the city may be cut out of his district.

The General Assembly will convene a special session on redistricting next week.

Representative Ed Rynders expects the proposed new maps to be unveiled tomorrow.

Since the population growth in the state isn't in south Georgia, our area will lose representation.

Rynders says it's likely Albany will drop from three to two state representatives.

Certainly the lines will look different in south Georgia the state has grown by 18.3 percent, we haven't come anywhere close to keeping up that kind of average and so we'll be affected," said Rep. Ed Rynders, (R)-Lee County.

Lowndes and Lee are among the few south Georgia counties that showed much population growth over the last ten years.

Then look at Terrell and Baker, who both lost 15-percent of their population.

After the General Assembly approves new state and Congressional districts, the U.S. Justice Department must also approve them.

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