Portrait Honors Federal District Judge

He's been a legal legend in the Southeast for decades, and now there's a new honor. The Federal Courthouse on Bull Street in Savannah unveiled a portrait of the Hon. Avant Edenfield yesterday afternoon. Judge Edenfield has served as a US District judge for 26 years.

Hundreds of his colleagues, friends and family turned out to wish him well.

Judge Edenfield has roots here. He grew up in Bulloch County and says he's pleased and humbled by this great honor. "Thanks to everybody in south Georgia, the garden spot of the world to me. I've been privileged to serve with good people and serve good people."

They'll display Edenfield's portrait in the third floor courtroom of the federal courthouse.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com