Georgia state Sen. Barry Loudermilk has announced he's resigning from his position to focus on pursuing a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Loudermilk, of Cassville, made the announcement in a release Tuesday.
A Camden County judge has left office after pleading guilty to three criminal charges. District Attorney Brian Rickman tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Probate Judge Shirley Wise pleaded guilty to three counts -- theft by taking, theft by deception and violation of her oath of office.
The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public television post. Sen. Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down Dec. 5. He recently won re-election as a senator, but dropped out of the race to continue as majority leader when the new legislature convenes in January.