Linda Hays, Newton County’s Clerk of Superior Court, announced her re-election bid recently.
Hays, who has served as Clerk of Superior and Magistrate courts for many years, has seen many advancements and improvements during her time, which have allowed her and her staff to better serve the people of Newton County.
“We have been at the leading edge of streamlining document filing and retrieval through advancements in technology,” Hays said. “I always look for better ways to deliver our services to the public.
“As your Superior Court Clerk I take very seriously the responsibilities and liabilities of this office.”
As the chief record keeper of all Newton County public records, Hays put has emphasis on the pubic having real-time access to all records.
“All real estate documents filed in my office are available online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Hays said. “I realized a long time ago that many people don’t work traditional work hours. They need access at their convenience, not mine,” she exclaimed. Besides real estate filings, Linda’s office handles civil and criminal court documents, jury management and notaries public for Newton County.”
Hays has performed leadership roles for the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia, the Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia and the Constitutional Officers of Georgia.
Hays has received prestigious awards such as the Stetson Bennett Clerk of the Year for the State of Georgia, as well as, Constitutional Officer of the Year for the State of Georgia.
Hays received further certification and training by completing an extensive course through the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
“I am extremely proud to have served the citizens of Newton County in the past and look forward to continuing in the future,” Hays said. “My door is always open to the citizens of Newton County. There is no better place to live, work, and raise our families than Newton County. Thank you for your continued support.”