GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Gwinnett County Superior Court will welcome a new judge.
Governor Brian Kemp appointed Tadia Whitner Tuesday to the Superior Court Circuit.
Whitner is the first African-American to take the bench of Gwinnett County's highest court.
The former juvenile court judge also previously served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.
Judge Whitner will fill the vacancy left by the recent retirement of Chief Superior Court Judge Melodie Snell Conner.