Judge Richard Slaby swears in the first probation officers for the Richmond County State and Magistrate courts in a ceremony at the Augusta Judicial Center. The county recently set up its own probation office.
Slaby gives new officer Tommy Cooksey a congratulatory handshake.
Judge Richard Slaby, in robe, and Marie Bolton pose for a photo with freshly sworn-in probation officers for the Richmond County State and Magistrate courts, from left, Brian Redd, Tommy Cooksey, Nate Mercer and Larry Bracken following a ceremony at the Richmond County Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse in Augusta Thursday morning September 8, 2016. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/Staff