Madison County is now the home base for the Northern Judicial Circuit’s new district attorney.
Parks White and his staff held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 4 to show off their new office space at the Lakeview Business Park off Rock Quarry Road in Danielsville. The former commercial building will serve as the main DA office for the five-county circuit.
“I can’t tell you how grateful I am Chairman (Anthony) Dove and every member of the board of commissioners for allowing us to use this office space for the central office of the Northern Judicial Circuit,” said White, before he and Dove cut the ribbon. “It’s such a blessing to come here and be embraced by this community.”
White also told the crowd that he wants criminals to understand that the court system will be run efficiently under his watch and that those who break the law will be punished. He praised his staff, which was also on hand.
“We want the criminal element to know that justice is served here,” he said.
Dove also addressed the crowd, saying the BOC was interested in finding a good neighbor for Fine Finish, which serves developmentally challenged adults in the county and is also housed in the Lakeview Business Park. He said the board was excited to have the DA’s office locate next door to Fine Finish, while also noting that Madison County is the most populous of the five counties in the Northern Judicial Circuit. Dove said he’s heard reports already about the rapid resolution of a number of back-logged cases.
“I think Parks is going to do good things,” said Dove. “There’s been a lot of issues and the judge was just telling me how many cases they went through last week and that’s good on all of us… I just want to thank you Parks for giving us the opportunity to work with you. And I think the board is interested in a long-term relationship.”
White said that Mark Crawford of North Georgia Monuments donated the granite sign in front of the building. Woodmen of the World also donated a flagpole placed next to the office.