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Hatcher, Milkey sworn is as assistant district attorneys
Michele Milkey, left, and Angeline Hatchet, right, assistant district attorneys, posed for a portrait with Judge W. Kendall Wynne Jr. after being sworn in on Thursday morning, Oct. 31, 2019. - photo by Caitlin Jett

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne Jr. swore in Angeline Hatcher and Michele Milkey as assistant district attorneys in a Newton County courtroom on Thursday morning, Oct. 31.

The courtroom was filled with family and friends of Hatcher and Milkey as both women fulfilled a big dream in each of their lives.

It was an "absolutely amazing" moment for Milkey, who spoke about the years of work it took to get to this point in her career.

"It's something you work for years, and it doesn't even feel real at this point," she said. "You know, you go through all of undergrad and law school and study for the bar - finally, it's here. It feels amazing."

She added, "From day one, even starting undergrad, I've always wanted to go to law school."

Hatcher stated it felt "unreal" to finally have the title of assistant district attorney.

"I've been working my whole life to get to this point," she said. "I've been in school since I was in kindergarten. I just got out of school. I'm 24 years old, so it feels like a dream."

She added, "I've been wanting to be an attorney since I was 4 years old, and I always knew that I would. It's 20 years to come - I'm here now."