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Perdue picks local clerk for state authority
In new role, Cheatham oversees matters pertaining to deeds

McDuffie County Superior Court Clerk Connie Cheatham has been appointed to a prestigious position by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Mrs. Cheatham, who has worked in local county government for many years, was named by the governor to serve as his appointee to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority. The governor made the appointment Oct. 1.

"I'm very honored and very pleased to have been appointed to this position," she said during an interview in her courthouse office Friday. "I look very forward to working with others who are members of the authority."

Mrs. Cheatham, a Thomson resident, will have the opportunity to work with members of the group during quarterly meetings in Atlanta.

She officially will be sworn into office during special ceremonies Wednesday in Atlanta. The ceremony will be at Centre Center at 10 a.m.

Currently, Mrs. Cheatham serves as a co-chairwoman of the Conference Committee for the Superior Court Clerk's Association of Georgia and co-chairwoman of the Reference Manual Committee. She is past president of the Council of Superior Court Clerks and is president of the Kiwanis Club of Thomson. In 2003, she received the Stetson F. Bennett Clerk of the Year Award.

Mrs. Cheatham earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Jackson, have two children.

She explained that in her new position on the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority she will oversee matters pertaining to deeds, etc. The clerks' authority maintains the database for such items and operates without any state funding.

"They receive filing fees, which is how they are funded," she said.

Web posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009

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