Loganville judge joins those sentenced in cleanup effort

Loganville Judge

From left, Michelle Autry with Southeast Correction, Loganville Judge Brad Brownlow and Loganville Police Department Lt. David Hunt with offenders during a recent cleanup effort around the city.

Walton County Municipal Court Judge Brad Brownlow issued a call for what is planned as a series of community service trash pickup days in Loganville.

The first Saturday pickup drew 12 workers on Sept. 14. The workers reported to the Loganville Police Department and picked up more than 72 bags of trash along Highway 78, Covington Street, Tuck Road and at Destination Park.

Brownlow and Michelle Autry, of Southeast Corrections, accompanied the workers for the inaugural cleanup day.

“I think it’s important for the people of Loganville to see persons who have been involved in law violations in Loganville performing an act of community restitution as a means of repaying the citizens for the costs involved in policing our city,” Brownlow said.

He has served as municipal court judge for more than 30 years and has been recognized for his hands-on approach to working with probationers.

In addition to the new community service work program, Brownlow has gained recognition for the 12/3 Pretrial Diversion program that he believes had a direct impact on the number of traffic fatalities in Walton County involving drivers under the age of 21.

“The work we do in municipal courts has a direct impact on the lives of people who come to our courts, as well as those who may never visit a courtroom,” he said.