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Judge Thompson and American Legion Recognize Local Public Service Personnel Honorees
Judge Thompson assisted the American Legion Post 108 in recognizing Employees of the Year from local law enforcement and emergency response units in a special ceremony held Thursday evening (March 5, 2015). Special recognition was given to Sheriff Homer Bell for 33 years of service to the local community. Mayor Billy Trapnell and County Administrator Bill Lindsey thanked the honorees on behalf of the community. American Legion members Tim Wood, post Adjutant and Probate Court Judge, American Legion member made the presentations as part of the American Legion's observance of Public Safety Personnel Recognition Week. "These local heroes are vital to the role and interplay of the Judicial Branch and it is an honor to be able to recognize them for their service", said Judge Thompson.
From left to right: Calvin Walker, Metter Police Dept; Lt. Charles Stewart, Metter Fire and Rescue; Bryson Collins Candler County Sheriff's office; Cpl. Eddie Akins, Georgia DNR Candler County office; Sheriff Homer Bell; Stacie Tapley, Candler County EMS, Probate Court Judge Tony Thompson.
Judge Thompson Develops Judicial Skills through Continuing Education
Probate Court Judge Tony Thompson enhanced professional skills and gained knowledge of law during a six-hour training course held August 12, 2014 at the Georgia Center’s Conference Center.
Judge Thompson participated in the Georgia Probate Court Judge Certificate Program and helped fulfill annual continuing education requirements for certification by completing the training. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government coordinates the Probate Judge Certificate Program in partnership with the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education based at the UGA School of Law and the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia.
Judge Thompson is shown above with his fellow “neighbors and classmates”, (left to right) Judge Lee Deloach of Bulloch County, Judge Thompson, Judge Larry Threlkeld of Toombs County and (standing) Judge Alice Padgett of Columbia County.