New judge takes oath of office

awomack@macon.comApril 16, 2014 

Newly appointed Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin took her oath of office Wednesday morning, according to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s press office.

Colvin, 48, is the first black woman to sit on the Macon Circuit Superior Court bench.

She worked as a federal prosecutor before Deal chose her to fill a vacancy created by Chief Judge S. Phillip Brown’s retirement at the end of 2013.

The Macon Circuit is comprised of Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties.

Colvin will be handling half of Bibb County’s civil cases and will preside over the circuit’s family violence and mental health courts.

Her seat will come up for election in 2016.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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