In Georgia, all stages of criminal trials are presumed to be public, including post-trial proceedings. In R.W. Page Corp. v. Lumpkin, 249 Ga. 576, 578-79 (1982), the Supreme Court of Georgia held that: “Although the sixth amendment to our federal constitution (Code Ann. § 1-806) affords the accused a right to a public trial, our state constitution point-blankly states that criminal trials shall be public. Const. of Ga. 1976, art. I, § 1, (Code Ann. § 2-111).