COVINGTON, Ga. - Gov. Brian P. Kemp swore in Newton County Superior Court Clerk Linda Hays Friday, July 12 to the Board of Commissioners of the Superior Court Clerks' Retirement System of Georgia.
The Board of Commissioners administers the Superior Court Clerks' Retirement Fund. This fund was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1952 to provide retirement benefits to Georgia Superior Court Clerks who meet specific eligibility requirements.
"I was very honored to be one of the five that he chose," Hays told The Covington News.
Hays said she will go through training for her new position and is excited to learn more about the responsibilities it entails.
"Anything you can learn I think is good," she said. "I'm always looking for training so I can better the office."
Hays began her career with the Newton County Clerk's Office in 1976 and was first elected to her current position in 1982. She has received the Clerk of Superior Court certification through the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Georgia.
"Whatever I'm doing I want to make a positive impact and to always represent our county and citizens well," she said. "That would be my goal."