District attorney is summoned to court

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Not even the district attorney gets excused from a summons for jury duty.

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That's why Danny Craig, the top prosecutor for the Augusta Judicial Circuit, could be seen in civil court this week fulfilling his civic duty.

Mr. Craig reported bright and early Monday to Judge H. Scott Allen's courtroom with a briefcase of paperwork to stay busy.

He was not chosen to participate, which was not the case 20 years ago when he answered a similar summons in federal court.

"I will never forget the day in 1987, when I told my secretary I was going to 'run by the federal courthouse for jury duty' and I would be back in an hour," Mr. Craig wrote Thursday in an e-mail.

"I came back a month later, and it took almost a year before things returned to normal."

He said he has plans for the $25 he earned Monday for reporting to jury service.

"Since I was being paid by the state for the day I served, I think I'll donate my juror compensation back to the county, with the condition that it is to be used to repair the hole in the Superior Court courtroom through which you can see the sky, and rain freely pours."

Reach Amy Allyn Swann at (706) 823-3338 or amy.swann@augustachronicle.com.

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peonynut
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peonynut 05/18/07 - 07:05 am
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Right on Mr. Craig!

Right on Mr. Craig!

Edward1968
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Edward1968 05/18/07 - 08:14 am
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It's going to take alot of

It's going to take alot of $25 donations to fix that hole!!

Slobberdawg
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Slobberdawg 05/18/07 - 11:33 am
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Danny was an excellant juror

Danny was an excellant juror in federal court in 1987. It was a criminal case and he was the foreperson,I believe.

TommyBoy
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TommyBoy 05/18/07 - 06:33 pm
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Folks in Augusta don't fully

Folks in Augusta don't fully know just how lucky they are to have Danny Craig as their DA!

As It Is
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As It Is 05/19/07 - 02:16 am
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Danny is an ethical,

Danny is an ethical, hardworking and fair individual. Augusta, Georgia is very luck to have him working for us. Maybe the commissioners could take some lessons from him.

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