William Terry Turner, Solicitor-General for the Appling and Jeff Davis Counties, was named “Solicitor-General of the Year for 2015” on May 6 during the 2015 Georgia Association of Solicitors-General (GASG) conference hosted by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC).
The conference was held in Savannah, Georgia from May 6-8. Each year during the conference, the Georgia Association of Solicitors-General (GASG) presents this award to recognize outstanding leadership and dedication in the field of prosecution.
“I am surprised and humbled by the award,” said Turner. “There are many fellow Solicitors who are deserving of such an award and I am proud to be a small part of a group of prosecutors who make the communities in which we work and live safer.”
A life-long resident of Appling County, Turner became the Solicitor-General of Appling County in 1991 and Jeff Davis County in 1994.
“Terry Turner is an ethical and honest prosecutor who has been fighting for victims of this state for more than two decades,” said Henry County Solicitor-General Trea Pipkin who presented the award. “We are proud to name him our Solicitor-General of the Year.”
During his tenure as Solicitor-General, Turner has held every leadership position of the GASG. Additionally, he has served on the nine-member Council of PAC.
Turner was the 1974 valedictorian of Appling County High. He graduated with honors from West Georgia College and earned his juris doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Turner is the former Mayor of Baxley, GA, the former chairman of Baxley-Appling County Hospital Authority and is the current chairman of the Baxley Housing Authority.
“Protecting the rights of the citizens of Appling and Jeff Davis counties is the most important part of my job,” said Turner. “I am happy to be able to serve my community each and every day.”