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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Statement on Judge Horace Johnson

Image of Judge Horace Johnson

Newton County is saddened by the death of Judge Horace Johnson. A highly-respected jurist, advocate for his community, terrific friend, husband and father, his passing leaves a large void in our community.

Johnson leaves a legacy that will be long-lasting in Newton County, maintaining justice from the bench, serving as a member of the Kiwanis Club and leading the county’s mentorship program and veteran’s accountability court with a full heart and so much more.

Beyond the community he was raised in, Johnson’s service also extended throughout Georgia, including leading the Council of Superior Court Judges and Leadership Georgia. 

The thoughts and prayers of Chairman Marcello Banes, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and all who work for the County are with Judge Johnson’s family. 

His legacy will endure in Newton County and throughout the entire state of Georgia.

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