ATLANTA, Ga. – Gov. Nathan Deal swore in White County’s Joy R. Parks at the State Capitol Tuesday as Enotah Judicial Circuit’s new superior court judge. She replaces Judge Murphy C. Miller who announced his resignation in July.
Parks becomes the first female superior court judge from White County and only the second person from White County to serve in that capacity.
Until Tuesday, she was White County’s magistrate judge. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Parks earned her law degree from Walter. F. Georgia School of Law at Mercer University.
The superior court judges in White, Lumpkin, Towns and Union counties will meet soon and name her replacement to the magistrate court.
Parks and her husband Robert have one child and live in Cleveland.
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