§56-9-2. Removal where it is improper for judge to hear case.

If the judge of any circuit or other court mentioned in the next preceding section, wherein an action, suit, motion or other civil proceeding is pending, is so situated as to render it improper, in his opinion, for him to decide such case or preside at the trial thereof, such court or the judge thereof in vacation may, without motion or notice, order the case to be removed to any court to which it might be removed, on motion and notice, under the preceding section: Provided, That the judge of such other circuit court may decline to hear said cause, if in his opinion, the demands and requirements of his office render it improper or inconvenient for him to do so.