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Meet The Clerk

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 Jody M. Higdon serves as the Clerk of Superior & Juvenile Courts in Morgan County, first being elected in 2004 and taking office January 1, 2005. As Clerk, Jody also serves as the Jury Clerk for Morgan County, the Appeal Administrator for the Board of Equalization & serves on the Morgan County Law Library Board. Jody is a life-long resident of Morgan County and raised her two children in the Morgan County School System. Prior to being Elected in 2004 as Clerk of Superior Court Jody worked in Real Estate as a Licensed Real Estate Appraiser. Prior to her Real Estate work Jody worked for the City of Rutledge as the City Clerk. Local Government has been the Primary focus in her career and without a doubt her passion. She and her husband Greg enjoy spending time with their children, grand children and Fur babies on their wooded 16 acre Homesite on the East end of Morgan County.

Jody attended the University of Georgia and became a Certified Court Clerk before the end of her first term in 2008. Jody was  elected and served as District Chair for the largest District in the State. Jody has served on the Superior Court Clerk's Association Budget & Audit Committee. Jody has served as President of the Ocmulgee Circuit Clerk's Assocation since 2017. Jody was appointed in 2023 by Lt. Governor Burt Jones to the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Authority Board ans is currently serving as a Board Member. 

Clerks of Superior Court have been elected county constitutional officers since 1798, when the framers of Georgia's constitution created the office and provided for election of a clerk in each county of the state.

The Clerk is accountable only to the people who elect her. She is not an employee or appointee of any county or state commission or any agent or agency of the judiciary. As an impartial county officer, the Clerk provides some of the most important checks-and- balances needed in both local county government and the state's judicial system.

The Clerk receives, manages, and processes all court documents, collects and disburses all court fees, fines, and costs, and provides the public with access to court records. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, protecting and permanently maintaining citizens' property deeds and liens, managing county trial and grand juries, including summoning jurors for service; providing oversight and administrative support to the county Board of Tax Equalization; appointing notaries public, registering trade names, and is the elected official responsible for issuing subpoenas for court appearances.



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