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Retirements

•  Judge Karlton Van Banke, Juvenile Court of Clayton County, retired on June 30, 2011, assuming senior status.

•  Judge Rachel T. Lord, Probate Court of Washington County, retired on June 20, 2011 after 22 years as Probate Judge.

•  Two District Court Administrators retired over the summer.  Mr. John Cowart retired after serving the 2nd District for 26 years. Mr. Greg Jones, 3rd DCA, retired after 10 years.

•  Mr. Robert Tawse, Houston County Solicitor-General, retired on June 30, 2011. Ms. Amy Smith was appointed to fill the vacancy.

Judge Aaron Cohn, Juvenile Court, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, retired on September 30, 2011.  Judge Cohn was appointed in 1965, claiming the title of longest serving judge in the United States. He will take senior status upon his retirement.

Resignations

Judge Douglas Pullen, Superior Court, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, resigned his position on August 31, 2011.

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