Macon attorney Charles Weigle is scheduled to begin work Tuesday as a new U.S. District Court magistrate judge in the Middle District of Georgia.
Weigle, 40, is a native of Augusta who completed an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and graduated from law school at the University of Virginia.
His background includes work in private practice and as an assistant district attorney in Augusta. Immediately prior to his appointment to the federal bench, he served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal.
Judge Claude Hicks Jr. served as a part-time federal magistrate in the district from 1983 to 1986 when he was appointed as the districts first full-time magistrate.
Hicks retired Monday on his 65th birthday.