Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley to resign

Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley
Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley
Decatur County Attorney Brown Moseley

After returning from an executive session, Decatur County commissioners announced they had accepted a letter of resignation from County Attorney Brown Moseley.

The resignation will become effective on Dec. 31, 2014. County Commission Chairman Frank Loeffler said Attorney Moseley agreed to stay on during the “transition period,” as three new county commissioners are scheduled to take office in January.

Moseley was originally appointed as county attorney in 2005; he succeeded longtime county attorney Harold Lambert.

After the meeting, County Commissioner Butch Mosely said the county attorney did not state a specific reason behind his resignation, “other than he felt like it was time for him to move on.”

Commissioner Mosely said the county attorney’s resignation was not forced.

County Commissioner Mosely said he expected Attorney Moseley to continue in his position for a few weeks into January.

“If we go about hiring a new attorney the right way, it will probably take us about three weeks,” Commissioner Mosely said. “[As commissioners,] we don’t want to be caught without an attorney if we need one.”

Before being appointed county attorney, Brown Moseley served as the District Attorney of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit for approximately 25 years. He chose not to run for re-election in 2004.

Moseley is also an attorney of counsel with the Albany office of law firm Hall Booth Smith.

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