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New judge named to Middle Georgia court

David Mincey
David Mincey

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Crawford County attorney David Mincey to be the Macon Judicial Circuit’s newest Superior Court judge.

Mincey will fill the vacancy created by former Chief Superior Court Judge Tripp Self’s appointment last year to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Mincey said he was at his office Thursday morning, meeting with another lawyer, when a call came through on his cellphone. It was the governor calling to say he’d selected Mincey for the appointment.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be considered for this position,” said Mincey, owner of the Mincey and Mincey law firm in Roberta. “It is a great responsibility. I look forward to it.”

He said he wants the community to have confidence in its judges.

“I hope to continue that,” Mincey said.

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

It’s unclear when Mincey will be sworn into office.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Tech and Mercer University’s law school, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon.

Mincey and his wife have four children. They live in Macon.

Amy Leigh Womack: 478-744-4398, @awomackmacon

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