English was the chief judge of the circuit and had served Georgia for 35 years. He lives in Thomaston and was on Season 4 of the reality television show “Survivor.”
English’s resignation is the second in the Griffin circuit this week.
It follows that of Fayette County Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr., who resigned Monday in a handwritten note to Gov. Sonny Perdue.
In the note, posted on atlantaunfiltered.com, Caldwell wrote, "I am 63 years old and want time to visit with my grandkids and maybe practice law."
A spokesperson at Perdue's office told WSB the office will move quickly to fill the vacancies left by Caldwell and English.