Magistrate Staff Directory

Learn more about the White County Magistrate Court judges, members, and staff.


Name Title
Ayers, Missy Administrative Assistant
Baker, Garrison Magistrate Judge
Hyde, Corey Chief Magistrate Judge
Kinsey, Cherie Magistrate Judge
Picture of the Chief Magistrate, Corey Hyde, looking at viewer

About Judge Hyde

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Corey Hyde graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998 and then began his career serving the courts of White and Habersham counties as a probation officer. He managed the White County probation office until he was appointed White County Magistrate Judge in 2003. Judge Hyde was appointed by the Enotah Circuit Superior Court judges in 2018 to serve as the White County Chief Magistrate. Corey and his wife Ashley grew up in White County, both graduates of White County High School, and have three children.

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About Judge Kinsey

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Cherie Kinsey has lived in Cleveland for more than 29 years. She has worked as Administrative Assistant since February, 2017 and was appointed as Part time Magistrate Judge in September, 2018. She received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia in 1986. Prior to joining the staff at White County Magistrate Court she was employed by Adams, Ellard & Frankum, PC in Clarkesville, Georgia as a Legal Assistant for more than 21 years. Cherie and her husband Steve have two children and two grandchildren..

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Picture of the Chief Magistrate, Corey Hyde, looking at viewer

Magistrate Court



Corey Hyde
Chief Magistrate

Phone Numbers

Civil Division: 706-865-2613

Criminal Division: 706-865-6636

Office Hours:

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Monday - Friday