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Friday, September 18, 2009 - 11:37am

Two Georgians Up for U.S. Attorney

President Barack Obama has nominated Democratic state senator Ed Tarver to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

Obama has also nominated Michael Moore for the U.S. Attorney post in Georgia's Middle District.

Tarver is an attorney in Augusta. He would replace U.S. Attorney Edmund Booth, if confirmed.

There are reports that State Representative Hardie Davis (D-Gracewood) may seek Tarver's Senate seat.

Michael Moore is a former Democratic state senator and a lawyer who worked for several years as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Houston County. His appointment would replace Frank Maxwell Wood.

The nominations now go to the U.S. Senate for confirmation.