Bibb County changed course and agreed to use new school board district maps based on the most-recent Census.
School board primary elections were delayed from July 31 to August 21 to allow candidates to qualify in the new districts. The qualifying dates are July 9 and 10.
All other Bibb primary elections will proceed as planned on July 31.
According to papers filed with Judge Hugh Lawson in U.S. District Court, Bibb County officials agreed not to use election districts based on 2000 Census figures.
Lawson signed a consent order Friday morning, immediately changing the picture in two races.
District 2 candidate Thelma Dillard, who was running unopposed, now finds herself pitted against an ally, Angel Davis Hopper. She had been running in District 5 against incumbent Tom Hudson.
Hopper's residence falls in the new District 2. She plans to run against Dillard.
Hudson is now unopposed in the Democratic primary in District 5.
Three school board candidates -- Lester Miller, Gary Bechtel and Brenda Sutton -- had sued to overturn the old maps, based on the 2000 Census, saying they violated the 14th Amendment guarantee of one man, one vote. They noted some districts were now significantly higher in population than others.
They were asking for an injunction against using the old district maps for the primary.