Retired Waycross DA wants governor to rescind appointment of his successor | jacksonville.com

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Retired Waycross DA wants governor to rescind appointment of his successor | jacksonville.com

Gov. Nathan Deal should rescind his appointment of Bradley L. Collins as district attorney of the Waycross Judicial Circuit and let the voters decide in 2014, said retired District Attorney Rick Currie who stepped down from the office May 31.

Currie had wanted Deal to appoint his chief assistant George Barnhill, who was also interim district attorney, and was stunned when Deal passed over Barnhill for one of the least experienced prosecutors in the office.

As promised, Currie has also resigned from the State Commission on Family Violence in protest of Collins’ appointment.

Deal appointed Currie to the commission in November as a representative of the District Attorneys Association of Georgia.

In his letter of resignation, Currie made it clear he was also leaving the district attorney’s office where he had remained at work on pending cases collecting only his retirement pay rather than work for Collins.

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