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School Debate

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New developments in the fight over municipal schools, Shelby County suburbs will have to wait two weeks to learn whether they can move forward with forming their own school districts.  Judge Hardy Mays has postponed making a decision until the twentieth.  He's giving the County Commission's attorney time to review testimony from one of the suburb's witnesses.  The witness analyzed population data to show other counties, such as Gibson, are subject to the new law allowing school referendums.  Of course, County Commissioners have argued the law was made specifically for Shelby County, which would violate the state constitution.  Not all commissioners are on the same side of this argument. Steve Mulroy and Wyatt Bunker are here.