Transitions - August 2017

Judge William Adams, State Court of Bibb County, retired on July 1, 2017. Judge Adams was appointed in 1999 and had been re-elected five times without opposition. He will go into private practice to focus on providing legal services to people who wouldn’t be able to afford them.

Judge David Sweat, Superior Court, Western Judicial Circuit, retired on July 31, 2017. Judge Sweat was elected in 2002 and was the driving force to create the Treatment and Accountability Court which was established in 2008.  Judge Sweat was appointed senior judge by Gov. Nathan Deal on August 1.

Judge Richard Slaby, State Court of Richmond County, retired on July 31, 2017, a position he has held since his appointment in 1997.  He served as juvenile court judge for 17 years and judge of Augusta Recorder’s Court for six years. Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Slaby senior judge on August 1.

Mr. Randy Dennis, Division Director, Financial Administration Division, resigned on July 31 to begin work with the Teacher Retirement System. Mr. Dennis worked at the JC/AOC since November 2001.

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