Houston County officials say the state court clerk has not been to work in over a month, due to health issues.
They say her sporadic attendance over several months has caused work to pile up and could be costing the county.
County commissioners say the absence is preventing the state court from running effectively.
State court clerk, Kendra Simons, says she would be at work if she was physically able.
The four other clerks are crunching, going through files and taking care of stacks of papers that had fallen by the wayside.
"The clerk's office has gotten behind due to a manpower shortage," says Houston County state court judge, Jason Ashford.
Tuesday afternoon this sign was posted on the clerk's office door saying "closed per judge Ashford until further notice."