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Ogeechee Circuit seeks to add Juvenile Court by July 1
Four-county area last holdout among state’s 49 judicial circuits
Superior Court Chief Judge F. Gates Peed salutes retired judge William E. Woodrum during the Statesboro-Bulloch County Bar Association dinner in September 2018. "The Court has collectively decided that the time is proper and ripe for the establishment of a separate, distinct and dedicated Juvenile Court for the Circuit," Peed informed lawyers on Dec. 21. State funding will be available beginning July 1, Peed stated.
In mid-2019, the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit should cease to be the only one of Georgia’s 49 judicial circuits without a separate juvenile court judge, the three Ogeechee Circuit Superior Court judges recently decided.
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