After nearly 25 years on the bench at Richmond County State Court, Judge David Watkins has announced that he will retire and not seek reelection in 2022. On the heels of the announcement, local attorney and part-time state court officer Ashanti Lilley Pounds announced she will run for the vacant seat.

Pounds, a graduate of Emory University School of Law, has practiced law in Augusta for 11 yea...

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