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Attorneys for suspended Lexington County, S.C., Sheriff James Metts say charges should be dropped

COLUMBIA - Attorneys for South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff will soon argue in court that some charges in a federal corruption case against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/attorneys-suspended-le
Georgia Inspector General refers Donnie Smith case to Attorney General's office

...salary will be reviewed by the state attorney general."We have referred the matter to the state attorney general's office," said Deborah Wallace...spokeswoman for the office of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, confirmed the inspector...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-25/georgia-inspector-genera
SLED releases investigative report on former speaker

...wife and two players' siblings. Harrell called it a "seeand be seen trip with my constituents."Neither Harrell nor his attorney immediately returned messages seeking comment.According to the report, Harrell also:? Factored in fixed costs ? such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-25/sled-releases-investig
Georgia father, daughter charged in infant starvation death on suicide watch

...prevented them from preparing for court, their attorneys said Friday.The man's attorney, Walt Britt, said his client is not suicidal...uniforms and were seated at a table with two attorneys between them.The Associated Press does not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-21/georgia-father-daughte
Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

...white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension.St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/grand-jury-wont-indict
South Carolina Supreme Court will hear lawsuit on North Augusta's Project Jackson development

...filing deadlines required by the courts, and asked the appellate court to expedite or dismiss the appeal.Kelly Zier, an attorney representing North Augusta, said the case will bypass the Court of Appeals to be heard in the Supreme Court. Zier said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/south-carolina-supreme-court
Georgia Supreme Court OKs private probation

...committed by Sentinel employees," he wrote.Jack Long, the lead attorney for the probationers, was generally pleased. He said the...those who were arrested will pursue their claims.Sentinel's attorney, Jim Ellington of the Hull Barrett firm of Augusta, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-24/georgia-supreme-court-
The Artside: Photographs by GRU's Rust featured at Kentucky park

...museum store specials.Robert A. Mullins and Pat Blanchard will do book-signings from 2 to 4 p.m. Mullins, a local attorney, is author of 12 Monkeys and a Green Jacket, and writes about the history of Augusta and Lake Olmstead. Blanchard has served...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-11-25/artside-photographs-g
Officer Scotty Richardson | The Augusta Chronicle

...filed notice that he intended to seek the death penalty against Stephon Morrell Carter, of Aiken. Judge Clifton Newman told attorneys for Stephon Carter that a motion to move the venue or select jurors outside Aiken County was premature. Carter is accused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/people/officer-scotty-richardson
Reinaldo Rivera | The Augusta Chronicle

...led sheriff?s investigators to the remains of Dingess in Aiken County and Bosdell in Columbia County. Attorneys from the Georgia attorney general's office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Reinaldo Rivera's petition for a writ...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/reinaldo-rivera