Local judge appointed for city lawsuit - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Local judge appointed for city lawsuit

Columbus Attorney, Clifton Fay announced Monday that Superior Court Judge, Howard Simms from Bibb County has been appointed to preside over a case involving Sheriff John Darr and Superior County Clerk, Linda Pierce.

Sheriff John Darr, Marshal Greg Countryman, Superior Court Clerk Linda Pierce and Municipal Court Clerk Vivian Creighton Bishop filed the lawsuits after saying they received what they call inadequate budgets for their departments.

The cases are now in the Georgia Court of Appeals to decide on a dismissal.

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