Governor Kemp Names Six Judicial Appointments

Posted: Feb 02, 2021

FEBRUARY 01, 2021

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Nancy N. Bills to the Rockdale Judicial Circuit, Clarence Cuthpert as State Court Judge of Rockdale County, Jesse C. Stone to the Augusta Judicial Circuit, Dick Perryman to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit, Rosemary Greene to the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, and Carletta Sims Brown to the Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.

Stone will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Michael Annis, effective February 1, 2020. The Augusta Judicial Circuit is comprised of Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties.

Jesse Stone holds his undergraduate, business, and law degrees from the University of Georgia. Since 1986, Jesse has served as an Attorney and Managing Partner for Merrill & Stone, LLC in Waynesboro. He served in the Georgia State Senate representing District 23 from 2011-2020 and was chair of the Judiciary committee. Prior to his service in the Senate, he was elected Mayor of the City of Waynesboro. From 1990-1995, he was a Criminal Justice Instructor at East Georgia College. He is chair of the Agriculture Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, a member of the Augusta Circuit Bar Association, the Federalist Society, and the Middle Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He is married to his wife Amanda and has three children: Drew, Sarah, and Laura.


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