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Bulloch County's extraordinary ordinary
Historical Society hears the story of Judge R.P. Bob Mikell
Mikell talk
Bulloch County State Court Judge Gary L. Mikell discusses his great-uncle R.P. "Bob" Mikell while Gary's son Bob Mikell, a Statesboro lawyer, runs slides that are shown on a projector. "Judge R.P. Bob Mikell, an Extraordinary Ordinary and his Bulloch County Roots" was the topic at Monday's monthly Bulloch County Historical Society meeting held in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center at Georgia Southern University. - photo by JASON WERMERS/staff
History remembers R.P. "Bob" Mikell as one of the last "ordinaries" in Bulloch County. He was elected the ordinary in 1956 and served four, four-year terms. In 1974, two years after Mikell's service was complete, Georgia became the last state to change the "court of the ordinary" to the "court of probate."
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