Judge Brooks Blitch Resigns - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Breaking News

Judge Brooks Blitch Resigns

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:28 GMT
    Imaya FreeloveImaya Freelove
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>

April 16, 2008

Homerville -  The Chief Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced Wednesday that he will be resigning, effective June 30th.

His resignation comes a year and a day after the Judicial Qualifications Commission launched an investigation against Judge Brooks Blitch.  They've charged him with 12 misconduct violations and will go before the commission in Cook County on May 6th.

He's also the center of a federal investigation which has led to the resignation and termination of several other Clinch County and Circuit leaders.

The press release, sent by his attorneys reads as follows:

Judge Brooks Blitch, III, Chief Superior Court Judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit announced today he does not intend to seek re-election and that he will resign on June 30 to return to private life.

"I am proud of my service for almost 28 years as judge of the Superior Court of Alapaha Circuit, and I appreciate the trust the citizens have shown me during those years. I am 73 years of age, and I have planned for some time to return to private life".

Counsel for Blitch, former governor Roy Barnes, said "Judge Blitch has a long and distinguished history of service to his community. I am proud to call him my friend."

Barnes also said that he has notified the Judicial Qualifications Commission of the decision of Judge Blitch not to seek reelection and to return to private life. Barnes further said he also has informed the JQC of the  intention of Judge Blitch  not to seek appointment as senior judge because of his desire to return to the private practice of law on a limited basis.