U.S. Magistrate G. Mallon Faircloth has announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2010, court authorities said.
Faircloth, a magistrate for the Columbus Division of U.S. District Court, was a Superior Court judge in the Cordele, Ga. area before becoming a federal magistrate, said U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land.
“Judge Faircloth has been an outstanding magistrate judge,” Land said. “He’s smart, has good judicial temperament and we’re going to miss him.”
A public notice about the vacancy was published this morning, and qualified applicants have until Nov. 2 to apply for the position, Land said.