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Attorney calls for Augusta Commission to slow down judicial circuit split



AUGUSTA, Ga. – During the Augusta Commission meeting Tuesday, attorney Adam King spoke on the push to split the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

King said it was a “bad idea” and stated committee research found the counties have closed more cases than opened during the pandemic while staying together.

King also argued that Richmond County would lose $1.1 million in the event of a split, Columbia County would lose $1.6 million and Burke County would lose $400,000. This financial lost would be the result of an increase in operations costs.

King asked the commission to slow down the process to consider the financial burden.