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Civil rights group planning to sue Clinch Co. commission

Bobby Worthy (center, standing) delivered his official notice of intent to sue to county commissioners on Monday Bobby Worthy (center, standing) delivered his official notice of intent to sue to county commissioners on Monday
Bobby Worthy Bobby Worthy
HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) - The President of a South Georgia civil rights group was planning Monday to sue the Clinch County Board of Commissioners.

Bobby Worthy, President of Justice League United based in Waycross, delivered the official notice at the county commission meeting Monday morning.

He said the county commissioners were discriminating against him by repeatedly not allowing him to speak about his concerns regarding the commissioners conduct, specifically as it related to a nightclub where a college student was murdered in May, 2014.

"Because of the council's willful, twice, intent to not allow me to get on the agenda as everyone else is allowed to by putting in a formal request. With no explanation, they denied me," said Worthy.

After the meeting, County Commission Chairman Roger Metts emphasized that the commission treats everyone the same.

Commissioners do have the right to deny anyone to speak at the meetings for any reason.

The county has 30 days to respond to any notice of an intent to file a lawsuit. Worthy said he planned to file the lawsuit after the 30 days were up, barring any response by the county within the 30 days. 

The County's attorney told WALB off camera after the meeting Monday that the county does not plan to respond to the notice and if the lawsuit is filed, the county would ask for any legal fees that they may incur as a result.

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