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Tift County State Court Sponsors "Faces of Addiction" Forum

Judge Herbert Benson (center in below photo), State Court of Tift County, sponsored a forum on the opioid epidemic on June 20 in Tifton. The "Faces of Addiction" Forum brought together people in the Tift County area whose lives have been impacted addiction, directly and indirectly.  This was the second forum sponsored by the State Court of Tift County.

Faces of Addiction Forum


Campaign Finance Act Class

In May 2016, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission and the Administrative Office of the Courts hosted a live panel for judges, focused mainly on filing requirements under the Campaign Finance Act with some Q&A related to JQC rules as well.  The class was archived and can be viewed here:


2016 Superior and State Court Election Results

This year’s primary was held on May 24, 2016. This year, there were 19 open superior court seats and eight open state courts seats determined by election.  Below are the results of those contests:



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