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Our thoughts... New judge in town
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We are pleased to see that Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne has been appointed by the governor to fill the fifth judgeship position for the Superior Court of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

 Wynne will serve through 2010 and will need to run for a full four-year term in November.

 He has served as District Attorney for Newton County since 2001 and has handled the position with gifted experience.

 Wynne joins a group of Superior Court judges that, as far as we are concerned, are the best in the state. Recently, Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn was a finalist for a Georgia Supreme Court position.

 We feel that Wynne will add his voice and efforts to continue the honorable legacy of this group.

 Wynne currently serves as president of the board of directors of A Child’s Voice Advocacy Center, a nonprofit designed to meet the needs of local children who are victims of sexual or physical abuse or neglect.

 We offer our congratulations to our new judge, the Honorable W. Kendall Wynne, Jr. and have faith that all his decisions will be fair and thoroughly considered.

 Also, we believe that Interim District Attorney Layla Zon, formerly the chief assistant DA, will do an excellent job and should be officially appointed by the governor to that position.