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Lawyer and judge Billy Waters dies

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Municipal Court Judge Billy Waters died Sept. 13. He was 68.

According to an article in The Covington News, Judge Waters had 35 years of legal experience when he was appointed to the post by the city council from an initial pool of 20 applicants and four finalists in 2014.

He had previously served as the municipal court judge in Walnut Grove. He also spent 11 years as Newton County’s Chief Juvenile Court Judge.

A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Judge Waters graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1978.

"We are all very saddened to learn of the passing of Covington Municipal Judge Billy Waters," Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said in a statement to The News. "Serving Covington since 2014, Judge Waters was a tireless public servant and our community and legal system has lost a great man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

Click here to view Judge Waters’ obituary.