Governor taps Columbia County magistrate for Superior Court

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Columbia County chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett has been told by Gov. Sonny Perdue that he will be named to the Augusta Circuit's Superior Court bench, associates say.

Judge Padgett will replace Judge Duncan Wheale, who has announced his retirement.

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