DECATUR, Ga. -- The head judge of DeKalb County's Recorders Court has provided some answers following complaints of suddenly closing early last Friday, although it is still unclear who gave the order and how much time and attention was given to letting the public know in advance.
A clerk at the Dekalb County Recorders Court handed over the following statement from Chief Judge Nelly Withers,
"The regularly scheduled business of the court was concluded prior to the early closing of DeKalb County Recorders Court on Friday afternoon, July 1, 2011. No one who had a hearing, or a scheduled appointment with court personnel was inconvenienced. Notices of the early closing were placed at each parking booth earlier in the day. Anyone wishing to pay a ticket could have done so after the court closed by placing the payment in the drop box, or by paying over the phone, or on-line via the web.