Superior Court judge David Motes is home after undergoing surgery Thursday at an Athens hospital, while judge Joe Booth remains in the intensive care unit at the hospital.
Motes’ surgery was connected to a bone infection. A cyst was removed during the surgery and he returned home the next day.
Booth went to the hospital last Thursday with flu-like symptoms. The problem was later found to be related to his colon and he had emergency colon removal surgery. He also has a blood infection.
The court calendar will not be impacted by the illnesses of the judges. Senior court judges will fill in while Motes and Booth are out.