by Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez Judge Melanie Bell has recovered from COVID-19 and has a message of hope and vigilance for everyone. Judge Bell was elected to office in 2016 and took the bench as Newton County’s Probate Court Judge and Chief Magistrate Court Judge in January 2017. Never did she imagine that a pandemic would affect … Continue reading Recovered from COVID-19, Judge Melanie Bell’s Message Resonates with Cautious Hope
Judge Ryan Hope, Athens Clarke County Municipal Court Judge Edited and condensed for clarity. Michelle Barclay: Judge Hope, tell us a little bit about your text notification program. Is that the right title? Judge Hope: That title is close enough, we also call it a court reminder system or automated court reminders. At some point, … Continue reading Interview with Judge Ryan Hope, Athens Clarke County Municipal Court Judge.
This summer, JC/AOC staffer Robert Aycock spent a day with Long County Chief Magistrate Judge Bobby Smith and captured the experience in the pictures below. Long County Courthouse Judge Robert (Bobby) Smith Judge Smith began by traveling to Tattnall County to fill in for Chief Magistrate Judge Eddie Anderson who had recused himself from a … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Magistrate: Judge Bobby Smith of Long County