McDonough attorney and Henry County magistrate judge Holly Veal was sworn in Nov. 7 as a Superior Court judge for the Flint Judicial Circuit by Gov. Nathan Deal.
She was appointed Oct. 18 by Deal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Arch McGarity. Veal has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 2004 and served as a public defender in Albany before working as a prosecutor in Houston, Clayton and Henry counties.
She has been in private practice in McDonough and since January served as an associate judge for the Henry County Magistrate Court.