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Thomas Co. redraws district lines

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas County school board members will get some help from the state as they work to redraw voting district lines.

The board agreed this week to travel to the state redistricting office in Atlanta on Friday, October 28th.

Board members must agree on new districts based on the latest census numbers.

The population of some areas of the county has grown much more rapidly than others. "In order for each person's vote to have relatively equal weight, it's necessary to redraw the district lines to try to get a closer to average representation across the district," said Superintendent Dr. Dusty Kornegay.

County officials say the ideal population in a school board district is just less than four thousand.

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