Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal appointed a new Superior Court judge to the Oconee Judicial Circuit Monday.
C. Michael Johnson, an Eastman attorney, was named to the newly created position, which will give the six-county circuit a third Superior Court judgeship.
The Oconee circuit includes Bleckley, Dodge, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair and Wheeler counties.
The circuit has had two judges since the 1970s.