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Part-time Juvenile Court judges named

STATESBORO -- The Superior Court Judges of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit have announced the appointment of Donald Sheppard III and Melissa Calhoun as part-time Juvenile Court judges for the circuit. 

The Ogeechee Judicial Circuit is comprised of the counties of Bulloch, Effingham, Screvenand Jenkins. 

Earlier this year, the judges of the Superior Court made the determination that the creation of a separate Juvenile Court presided over by two part-time judges was necessary to better serve the needs of the residents of the circuit. Area attorneys were notified of the creation of these positions and the application process. 

The court was pleasantly surprised to receive numerous applications from many well-qualified and experienced attorneys in the circuit. 

After careful deliberation and discussion, the judges of the Superior Court selected Sheppard and Calhoun.