Georgia Courts

2014 Judicial News Archive

December 20, 2014
Chatham County judges making justice swifter for major crimes
Savannah Morning News


December 19, 2014
Bucci forsees heavy workload for newest Superior Court judge
Neighbor Newspaper - Paulding County


December 17, 2014
DeKalb County Recorder's Court is largest e-court in state


New Magistrate Court system assists self-represented litigants
Savannah Morning News


December 16, 2014
DeKalb County judge appointed to state judicial council


December 15, 2014
OBITUARY: Judge Watson White
Marietta Daily Journal


December 12, 2014
Three states lead the way for Juvenile Justice reforms
Pew Charitable Trusts


December 11, 2014
McDaniel sworn in as superior court judge
Valdosta today



December 9, 2014
Lim sworn in as newest superior court judge
Polk Fish Wrap


Probate Judges Announce Scholarship Contest


December 8, 2014
Governor Names One, Receives Nominess for Two Seats
Daily Report (sub. required)


December 5, 2014
Judge Patricia Barron receives faculty medallion at conference
Athens Banner Herald


December 3, 2014
Drug Free Coalition honors retiring Juvenile Court Judge
Gainesville Times


JNC recommends candidates for Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit


December 2, 2014
Deal appoints Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge


December 1, 2014
Macon Telegraph


November 28, 2014
Holidays often mean court for Glynn County Judge


November 26, 2014
Edwards receives medallion from Institute of Continuing Judicial Education
Valdosta Daily Times


November 25, 2014
Gwinnett Judges Win Awards
Gwinnett Daily Post

Lost in Translation: Interpreter prevents miscommunication in court
Gainesville TImes


November 21, 2014
Georgia High Court Asks for Comments on New Judicial Conduct Rules
Daily Report (sub. required)


November 18, 2014
Deal appoints Burke County State Court Judge


Senate confirms Georgia Judicial nominations


November 17, 2014
Richmond County opens viewing room for public in magistrate, civil cases
Augusta Chronicle


Historic courthouse featured in new book
Covington News


Verizon contributes more than $800,000 for Georgia's Domestic Violence Organizations


November 14, 2014
Georgia Recognized for Excellence in Statistics Reporting


November 11, 2014
Veterans Court helps steer vets away from jail and off streets


In Chambers at the State Appeals Courts: Water, Mold and Coughing
Daily Report (sub. required)


November 10, 2014
JNC nominates 3 for Paulding Superior Court
Daily Report (sub. required)


November 9, 2014
Problem solving court in Macon Judicial Circuit links troubled veterans with VA services
Macon Telegraph


November 7, 2014
Justice Benham delivers address at Rockdale County Drug Court commencement
Rockdale Citizen


November 4, 2014
Former Appellate Judge J.D. Smith lauds use of mediation


November 1, 2014
Long before he became a judge, Mallon Faircloth was a college football star
Columbus Ledger Enquirer


Tough love and second chances
LaGrange News



October 31, 2014
Chief Judge Brenda Weaver Receives Award for Creating the Appalachian Law Information Center


October 30, 2014
Georgia Court of Appeals in session at Averitt Center
Statesboro Herald


October 28, 2014
Bar President Offers Congratulations to Judges on Election to Commission on Family Violence
Daily Report (sub. required)


October 27, 2014
Judge Cowen awarded top honor

Clayton News Daily


October 24, 2014
Judge announced December 31 retirement
Jones County News


October 17, 2014
Judge Ward, Pryor honored by Catholic legal society
The Georgia Bulletin


October 16, 2014

Judicial Council Adopts Court Reporting Policies, Fee Schedule


Judge Richard Sutton wins award for Drug Court
Polk Fishwrap


Family Treatment Court Helps Parents, Children Reconnect
Gainesville Times


October 8, 2014
Two Juvenile judges appointed to Hall, Dawson circuit
Gainesville Times


Fulton panel unveils "Smart Justice" recommendations
Daily Report (sub. required)

Blackshear Times


October 6, 2014
Judge Burke to receive award at annual Red Mass
Savannah Morning News


October 2, 2014
Accountability Court Heroes Recognized


October 1, 2014
Overburdened Athens area may get fourth judge
Athens Banner Herald


September 29, 2014
Georgia agency to host conference on domestic violence
Athens Banner Herald
Setpember 26, 2014
Judicial Council Recommends New Superior Court Judgeship

Statewide Family Violence Conference
Macon Telegraph


Judicial Council plans to ask legislature for new judge
Daily Report (sub. required)


September 23, 2014
Judicial Council to Meet in Atlanta
September 16, 2014
Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges Provides Statewide Self-service Access for Self-Represented Litigants
September 15, 2014
Veterans Court seeks to serve those who served our country
September 8, 2014
Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court
Senate Confirms Jill Pryor to Eleventh Circuit
Daily Report (sub. required)


September 6, 2014
Judges, participants celebrate recovery, accountability
Gwinnett Daily Post
Monroe Local News


Portrait of a Pioneer
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


September 4, 2014
Henry County's DUI Court graduates 8
Henry Daily Herald
County State Court Judges Take the Oath
Daily Report (sub. required)


Former Gwinnett Judge honored for continuing education efforts
Gwinnett Daily Post
September 3, 2014
Cold water poured on Judge Tami Colston's Ice Bucket Challenge
Rome News Tribune
August 26, 2014
Hall County Court Judge Jolliff to retire after 24 years
Gainesville Times


August 25, 2014
Friends Recall Judge James Cline for Humor, BBQ Sauce
Daily Report (sub. required)
August 22, 2014
At 64, Judge Bill Rumer finds satisfaction and joy calling high school football games
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
OBITUARY: Judge James C. Cline


August 18, 2014
Rising Star: Judge Robert Leonard
Daily Report (sub. required)
Drug Court grad credits support for sobriety
Clayton News Daily


August 15, 2014
Statewide Campgain Spotlights Probate Court Judges' Professionalism and Qualifications
August 13, 2014
Deal Announces State Court of Lowndes County Appointment
Deal Announces State Court of Gwinnett County Appointment

Longtime court administrator passes the torch
Columbia County News Times
August 12, 2014
Cause undetermined for fire that destroyed Hancock County Courthouse
Macon Telegraph
August 9, 2014
How a survivor of Cambodian genocide became a rural Georgia Judge


August 8, 2014
Harris County Probate Judge Martha Hartley to Retire
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


  August 7, 2014
Consensus is that Catoosa County needs a state court


OBITUARY: Judge Francis Houston
Blackshear Times


August 5, 2014
Carnes sworn in as 11th Circuit judge
Daily Report (sub required)
August 3, 2014
New Bibb Juvenile Justice Center to open
Macon Telegraph
August 2, 2014
Fewer black Georgians sent to prision


July 28, 2014
New law allows unpaid court fines to come out of tax refunds
Macon Telegraph
Juvenile therapy programs see success
Newnan Times-Herald
Quarterly luncheon brings Benham as speaker
Daily Tribune News


July 24, 2014
Municipal judges hand out awards
Daily Report (sub. required)


July 22, 2014
Senate confirms Julie Carnes to Eleventh Circuit
Daily Report (sub. required)

July 8, 2014
City judge gets lifetime achievement award
Gwinnett Daily Post


July 3, 2014
Lowndes County Magistrate Court Adopts Video Warrant System
Milton court launches teen victim impact program
Neighbor Newspapers - Milton


July 2, 2014
OBITUARY: Senior Judge Owen Forrester
Daily Report (sub. required)
JQC Awarded First Amendment Award
Daily Report (sub. required)


Budget allows judge addition to ease juvenile court schedule
Gainesville Times
June 30, 2014
Judge says he won't be easy on colleagues (sub. required)

Probate Court preps for carry permit changes
Cherokee Tribune
Many Georgia courthouses will tighten security Tuesday because of new gun laws
Florida Times Union


June 27, 2014
Success of DUI, drug court depends on community
Clayton News Daily


June 26, 2014
OBITUARY:  Judge George Fryhofer
Augusta Chronicle

Enotah Mental Health Court has its 20th Program Graduate


June 25, 2014
JQC looks to bench for its new executive director
Daily Report (sub. required)
June 24, 2014
JQC names judge as new chair
Daily Report (sub. required)
New law allows courts to create veterans divisions
Bayonet and Saber


June 23, 2014
OBITUARY: Judge Robert Hopkins "Hop" Kidd, 88: Dedicated judge, family man, gardener


June 20, 2014
Newton courts receive grant funding
Newton Citizen
June 18, 2014
Georgia's first African-American Supreme Court Judge visits Lucy Craft Laney Museum
Judge Peggy Walker honored
Douglas Sentinel
June 13, 2014
Sandy Springs replaces three judges
Reporter Newspapers (Sandy Springs


June 12, 2014
County receives grant money for Superior Court
The Polk Fishwrap
Courthouse videotaping limits nixed in Georgia
Courthouse News Service


June 11, 2014
State Court Judge among those honored by Cherokee County Chamber
Cherokee Tribune


June 10, 2014
OBITUARY: Judge James W. Head
Savannah Morning News

Photographer Captures 10 Georgia Courthouses a Day
Daily Report (sub. required)
June 4, 2014
Superior Court Judge Honored
Neighborhood Newspapers
County juvenile judge's position made full-time


June 3, 2014
Deal Lauded for DUI and Drug Court Diversion Efforts
Daily Report (sub. required)
May 30, 2014
South GA judges discuss state's new gun bill

Once a practitioner, Judge McFadden gives tips on appellate practice
Daily Report (sub. required)
May 28, 2014
Verdict on court administrator: win for public
Savannah Morning News
Fulton seeks bids on E-filing for all county courts
Daily Report (sub. required)


May 23, 2014
Jury visit enlightening
Augusta Chronicle


May 21, 2014
Drugs and the law in Hall County panel discussion June 12


Coweta County Drug Court holds benefit 5K race
Newnan Times Herald


May 14, 2014
Randy Rich appointed Gwinnett Superior Court Judge
Gwinnett Daily Post


Boy Scouts recognized distinguished citizen
Calhoun Times


May 9, 2014
Officials announce expansion of Gwinnett drug court, addition of parental accountability court
Gwinnett Daily Post
Deal elevate Randy Rich from Gwinnett State to Superior Court
Daily Report (sub. required)


Baker named state's Magistrate of the Year
Savannah Morning News


May 2, 2014
Judge Mary Staley takes over as President of the Council of Superior Court Judges
Daily Report (sub. required)


Southwest Georgia judge to serve on state Supreme Court
Albany Herald


May 1, 2014
Gordon County Juvenile Court Judge to serve on state council
Calhoun Times
April 23, 2014
New Mexico judge praises Douglas County DUI Court
Douglas County Sentinel
April 19, 2014
Georgia Supreme Court holds special session in Columbus
Supreme Court packs to the room in Springer session
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
April 14, 2014
Fannin County crash kills judge
Access North Georgia
April 12, 2014
Drug court graduates do well, statistics show
Gainesville Times
Veterans Court to provide alternative to jail time
Marietta Daily Journal
April 10, 2014
Augusta still feels the influence of John Ruffin
Daily Report (sub. required)
April 7, 2014
Forsyth County Courts begin mental health CARE program
April 4, 2014
DeKalb judges choose juvenile court jurist
Daily Report (sub. required)
April 3, 2014
Clayton County represented on child welfare reform council
Clayton News Daily
Major changes come to Putnam State Court
Eatonton Messenger
April 1, 2014
Patricia Stone steps down as presiding Chatham County juvenile court judge
Savannah Now
Children's handprints cemented at new juvenile justice center
Drug court graduates 100th participant
Daily Tribune News
March 30, 2014
New judge is woman of "high character and great integrity"
Macon Telegraph
Drug court program graduates 100th participant
Daily Tribune News
March 27, 2014
Suzanne Smith become first female superior court judge in Cherokee Circuit
Daily Tribune News
March 26, 2014
Justice Carol Hunstein receives lifetime achievement award
Brookhaven Post
March 25, 2014
Athens-Clarke County DUI/Drug Court receives national acclaim
Athens Banner-Herald
Governor names new judges in Cherokee, Macon circuits
Daily Report (sub. required)
March 22, 2014
They chose drug court, and they're glad they did
Times Georgian
March 21, 2014
Retiring Aflac executive appointed juvenile court judge
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
March 18, 2014
JHS Mock Trail Team gets record win, heads to nationals
Clayton News Daily
March 17, 2014
Veterans court recruits 15 new mentors
Daily Report (sub. required)
March 14, 2014
Judge Victoria Darrisaw gives Convocation address
Albany Herald
March 13, 2014
Judicial elections on the ballot this year
Douglas County Sentinel
Preparing for possible veterans court
March 12, 2014
Georgia Court of Appeals takes field trip to Lawrenceville
Gwinnett Daily Post
March 11, 2014
Hall Commission moves closer to set up of veterans court
March 4, 2014
Shoob named Fulton County Deputy Chief Judge
Neighbor Newspapers
Judge works to keep military personnel out of trouble
Newton County Juvenile Court seeks grant to expand drug court treatment
Newton Citizen
March 3, 2014
Coweta Judicial Circuit may approve judge
Newnan Times-Herald
The Hows and Whys of Judicial Elections in Georgia
Daily Report (sub. required)
February 17, 2014
Longtime Worth County Judge dies
February 15, 2014
State appeals court, former Gwinnett judge to hold special session
Gwinnett Daily Post
Gazaway is new magistrate; Baxter retires after 45 years
Dalton Citizen
February 5, 2014
Fulton County judge honored
Neighborhood Newspapers-Fulton
February 4, 2014
Judges gear up for ballot fights
Daily Report (sub. required)
February 3, 2014
Burke County Judge Jerry Daniel dies
Augusta Chronicle
Local mental health court growing
Statesboro Herald
January 27, 2014
Lee named Judge on Drug Treatment Court
Northside Neighbor
January 24, 2014
100 Most Influential Georgians
Georgia Trend
Problem solving court helps parents unable to pay child support
Rockdale News
January 21, 2014
Superior court judges make pitch for pay raise
Marietta Daily Journal
Judge presents flag to state high courts
January 19, 2014
Court program celebrates milestone
Forsyth News
Juvenile court gets a new home
Marietta Daily Journal
January 16, 2014
Governor gets short lists for Macon, Cherokee
Daily Report (sub. required)
State Judiciary Seeks Funds
Daily Report (sub. required)
Federal, State Court Officials Warn of Email Scam
The Blog of Legal Times
January 15, 2014
Fulton Superior Court Rolls out Speakers Bureau
Panelists Speculate on Future of State's Appellate Courts
Daily Report (sub. required)
January 13, 2014
Nine vying to fill Macon Circuit
Macon Telegraph
New accountability courts coming
Forsyth News
January 10, 2014
Courts warn of email scam
January 7, 2014
New part-time Magistrate sworn-in
Forsyth County News
Governor swears in 3 local judges
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
January 3, 2014
New law keeps some juveniles out of detention centers
OBITUARY: Judge John Paul Jones
The Daily Tribune News
January 1, 2014
Drug Court participant makes "Dreams Come True"
Newnan Times Herald
Judge gives special look into program to rehabilitate youth
December 30, 2013
Brown wraps up 18 years as judge
Macon Telegraph
DUI Court receives $29K grant
Rockdale News
DeKalb Judge Becker runs tight ship (sub. required)
Juvenile justice reforms to take effect in Georgia (sub. required)
December 27, 2013
In Georgia, getting smart on Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
December 26, 2013
Program gives second chance to struggling vets