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Legal Steps Taken to Stop the Breakup of the Augusta Judicial Circuit



A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court is trying to stop the break-up of the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

The lawsuit, filed by attorney Willie Saunders, includes three arguments.

The first argument is that the Judicial Council of Georgia oversees the state’s judicial ...

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  1. This is not a new issue. Back in the 80’s Sen. Charles W. Walker wanted to annex Columbia County out of the AJC and move it to the Toombs County JC. But that didn’t happen. It appeared by looking at the stats when the votes were in Columbia County consistently helped put the winner on top making it harder and harder to win without Columbia County. You could always count on Columbia County until last election when everything was turned upside down and sideways and now with the possible annexation of Columbia County that task will be easy and swift if a challenger steps in and runs in the newly devised circuit as planned. The contender doesn’t even need a household name recognition, just be a lawyer wanting to run could garner a win. The days of experience and great job performance doesn’t matter anymore. I know you have to start somewhere to get experience, but when the current job a person is seeking is held by a very astute, hard working, take the thugs off the street kind of guy why turn them out. It appears it is hard to get the vital information to the people, they don’t hear what is needed in order to make the right decision at the ballot box. I don’t think they care to hear it.

    • This is so true, they vote for skin color and not qualifications. That’s why Richmond County is so far behind the times. As an example, the new Fire Chief, they say he may not be qualified but they will pick him anyway. This commission seems to never pick any white candidates. Sounds racist to me.

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