As of Wednesday, five people had applied or been nominated for the State Court judge position in Jackson County and the deadline is Monday.
Those on the list are: Scott Tolbert, Donna Golden Sikes, Nick Primm, Ronnie Hopkins and Jeff Perry.
Applications and nominations are being taken for the State Court judge position in following the death of Judge Jerry Gray.
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Georgia, led by chairman Michael Bowers, is accepting applications for the judgeship. Each person who applies or is nominated will receive an application package to be completed and sent to the commission by Nov. 23.
The commission will meet to interview the applicants on Dec .7. The commission will then select and recommend to the governor those found to be “qualified” to a short list of up to five people for the position.
The governor will make the appointment.