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Why Columbia County wants its own district attorney

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Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 8:51 PM EST
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - On Tuesday, the Columbia County Commission asked the Georgia Legislature to take action as necessary, to approve Columbia County as a single-county judicial circuit.

If the state approves, Columbia County would operate as a single county judicial circuit, meaning it would have its own district attorney.

Currently, the Augusta district attorney serves Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties.

Columbia County officials claim their county is one of the largest in Georgia without its own circuit.

They say they could save $1 million a year.

Officials tell News 12 the resolution will still have to be considered at the state level and go through the Judiciary Committee during this next session.

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