February 6-- Judge Howard C. Kaufold, Jr. presided over Montgomery County Superior Court’s first civil term of 2018 yesterday.
Before calling the court to order, Judge Kaufold invited Russia Little, Quartermaster of the local VFW Post 10229, to lead the court in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge Kaufold then proceeded with swearing in Grand Jurors and presided over civil cases to come before the court.
Judge Kaufold is the first Superior Court Judge in the Oconee Judicial Circuit from Montgomery County. He was sworn-in as Superior Court Judge by Governor Nathan Deal on January 9, 2018.
During Judge Kaufold’s career as an attorney, he served as county attorney for Montgomery and Toombs counties. Judge Kaufold’s first jury trial as an attorney was in Montgomery County Superior Court during June of 1978. Almost forty years later, he is scheduled to preside over his first jury trial today.
(L-R) Sheriff Doug Maybin, Quartermaster Russia Little, Judge Howard C. Kaufold, Jr. and his wife, Sherri.