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Preservation of Troup County Historical Military Discharge Records – May 17, 2024

Troup County, GA - Preserving county records and ensuring local access has been one of Jackie Taylor’s goals since she took office as Troup County Superior Court Clerk in 2000. Troup County Superior Clerk of Court is in the process of preserving its oldest Military Discharge Record, also known as DD214’s, to protect them from damage and age. Military Discharge Records are documents issued upon the discharge of members of the armed services from military service.

Jackie Taylor, Troup County Superior Court Clerk, teamed up with Kofile, Inc. to preserve, restore and image the Military Discharge record books for Troup County. Taylor said it was important to preserve the documents because it is important information for military members and their family members, particularly for those seeking benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations. Brad Crane, account executive with Kofile, Inc. for the Southeast Region of Georgia, said the documents are now housed in a Kofile Disaster Safe County Binder (DSB). “The DSB offers the highest level of disaster protection while recognizing the need for functionality and access,” Crane said. The binders provide protection from fire, water, mold, humidity, pollutants, UV light, rodents and impact. These protections are especially important, because in 1973 there was a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri that destroyed approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), some of which were the only copy on record because no duplicate copies were ever maintained nor were microfilm copies produced. “The digital images will have a backup with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority MyVault and can be reproduced at any time,” said Crane about the preserved documents in Troup County. Documents that were preserved go back to the earliest DD214 Book in Troup County. Taylor said another reason it’s important to preserve these documents is because for some of them, only one copy exists. Conservation services performed on the volumes include leaves surface cleaned with open cell vulcanized rubber sponge; damaging tapes removed with alcohol and acetone; non-aqueous deacidification of leaves with magnesium oxide; tears and losses repaired with archival heat-set tissue; encapsulation of leaves in 2 mil polyester film sleeves; and encapsulated text housed in a slide release post binding. Jackie Taylor said military veterans are encouraged to file their discharge documents at the Troup County Superior Clerk of Court Office free of charge. She said that even if the documents have ben recorded in another county, anyone moving there can also file the paperwork in Troup County.

Military Discharge DD214’s are no charge to file in any Georgia Superior Court Clerk’s Office. Recording the documents assures that a copy will be available for your family in the event the original is lost or destroyed. The Military Discharge Records, DD214’s, files are not open to the general public due to the sensitive and personal information they contain. However, family members of veterans who need access to the documents for research and other needs can go to the Troup County Clerk of Court Office and sign an affidavit stating they have reason to access a particular document. For more information on how the Clerk of Superior Court serves you, feel free to contact Jackie Taylor at 706-298-3694.

Military Member Salute

Filing Activity Notification System (FANS) - May 7, 2024

The Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA), in conjuction with the Superior Court Clerks of Georgia, proudly annouces that FANS, a free, consumer-friendly process that notifies property owners any time filings are made related to their registered property. Thousands of individuals have registered to receive notifications in an effort to monitor real estate deed filings. FANS will also notify of filing activity related to personal property, liens and plat filings.

Citizens can simply register here "https://fans.gsccca.org/" with an email address or telephone number. After submitting a name, the user will receive an email and/or text notification whenever a filing related to that name is filed in the selected records. Users may also register property addresses.

The Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1993. The purpose of the GSCCCA is to provide a cooperative for the development, acquisition, and distribution of record management systems, information, services, supplies, and materials for Superior Court Clerks and Georgia's citizens, while providing cost savings to local government and the state of Georgia.

Chief Justice to Suspend Jury Trials - December 22, 2020

In an emergency session today with state judicial leaders, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton said he will sign an order tomorrow, Dec. 23, that will suspend jury trails statewide in the face of the disturbing spread of the coronavirus. The order will amend the most recent order he signed on Dec. 9, which extended fro the ninth time the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared on March 14, 2020. State law allows the Chief Justice to extend the emergency in 30-day increments, and he has done so each month. It also allows him to modify an order within 30 days. The order he signed in mid-October lifted the suspension on jury trials that had been in place. ... All other orders regarding court calendars can be found at http://www.troupclerkofcourts.com/Orders/LocalOrders.aspx

Jackie Taylor pictured with County Mgr, Tod Tentler receiving 25 Yr Service Award

Clerk receives 25 year service award from Troup County - September 18, 2018

Ms. Taylor began her service to the citizens of Troup County on July 19, 1993 as the Chief Deputy Clerk under her mother, Ramona S. Ward, then Clerk. Upon the sudden death of her mother in the year 2000, Jackie became the Clerk . Since then she has been elected to the office of Clerk by the citizens of Troup County and is now serving in her 5th term as Clerk. Since her time as Clerk, she has completed the Superior Court Clerk’s Certificate Program from the University of Georgia and various continuing education programs from LaGrange and Columbus Colleges and the Georgia Superior Courts Clerk’s Cooperative Authority. She enjoys spending time with her son Jared, her dogs and is an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs!

Troup County accepting applications for Board of Equalization members - July 11, 2018

Troup County is currently accepting applications for Board of Equalization members for the Troup County Board of Equalization-Superior Court Clerk’s Office. These positions will be responsible to hear and determine appeals from assessments and denials of homestead exemptions and to set procedures for the conducting of appeals before the board. Qualified applicants should be 18 years of age; resided in the county for six months; not the holder of any elective office in the state or local government or held any such office within a period of two years preceding appointment; is not a convicted felon; owns real property located in the county, a high school graduate, not a member of a governing authority of the county or municipality, or a member of the board of education, member of the county board of tax assessors or employee of county tax appraiser. Applications will be available for pick up and accepted at the Troup County Superior Court Clerk’s Office, located in the Troup County Government Center, 118 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, GA. no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. TROUP COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



E-Filing Requirement for all Plats - December, 2016

Effective 01/01/2017

The amendments to Title 15 and 44 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, known as HB 1004 of the 2016 legislative session, relating to courts and property, provide for the filing of electronic images of maps, plats and plans. Effective January 1, 2017, maps, plats and plans are required to be electronically filed with the Troup County Superior Court Clerk’s office.

All plats must be filed electronically at https://efile.gsccca.org. Register at https://efile.gsccca.org to begin the e-Filing process. For more information regarding e-Filing requirements, see www.gsccca.org/learn/efiling-information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the e-File process, please contact the Troup County Superior Court Clerk’s Office, Real Estate Division, at 706.883.1740 or the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority customer support at 1.800.304.5174 or help@gsccca.org.