Griffin Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. has tendered his resignation in a letter to Gov. Sonny Perdue. The resignation is effective April 30.

In the three-sentence letter obtained by the Daily Report, dated April 23, English, 66, told Perdue, “It is with great remorse that I tender my resignation, but it is time for me and my family to concentrate on a different direction in our lives.”