It's the Beaufort County Board of Education versus a local bail Bondsman and tens of thousands of dollars are a stake in a dispute over paperwork.
The Board claims Joe and Mazel Boston weren't honest about filing motions to recoup bond money. When defendants don't appear in court, defaulted bonds are awarded to the Board of Education. Boston's supporters believe the School Board's decision to seek the bond money was retaliation for his criticism of the board's minority hiring practices.
More than 70-thousand dollars in bond money is at stake. A judge could make a ruling by as early as Friday.