Dalton attorney David Blackburn says he is withdrawing his candidacy for Whitfield County chief magistrate for personal reasons.
“I have a lot of items on my plate right now, so this really isn’t a good time,” he said. “I want to continue serving the clients that I have.”
Blackburn said he called Chief Magistrate Haynes Townsend to tell him he would not be running.
Qualifying begins Wednesday. Magistrate posts are nonpartisan and will be decided during the July 31 general primary.
Magistrate Court handles civil claims of $15,000 or less, some misdemeanor criminal offenses, county ordinance violations and some deposit account fraud cases. The court also handles preliminary hearings and summonses, and judges can issue arrest and search warrants.
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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, calls the federal Affordable Care Act a “train wreck waiting to happen.”Continued ...
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