ATLANTA (AP) — The state Supreme Court has appointed a middle Georgia judge to the state's judicial watchdog agency.

The high court announced Wednesday that Macon Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Tilman E. "Tripp" Self III will fill an empty seat on the Judicial Qualifications Commission. He replaces Appalachian Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Brenda Weaver, who resigned from the agency in August.

The Supreme Court makes two appointments to the seven-member commission. Its other appointee, Fulton County State Court Judge Patsy Porter, has served since August 2013 and became the commission's chair after Weaver resigned.

Self, who is 47, was elected to the superior court bench in December 2006 and has been twice re-elected without opposition. In addition to his other judicial work, he presides over the Macon Judicial Circuit's Veterans Treatment Court.