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Step added to tricky staircase at Augusta courthouse

A yellow step was added to a staircase at the Augusta-Richmond County Judicial Building and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse after several people stumbled on the last step.
Rally prays for attorney charged with theft of lost diamond ring

Alexia Davis' colleagues, friends and defense attorneys joined her family and ministers on the Augusta courthouse steps Saturday to pray for her and to ask that she be released from charges they say are unfair.Davis, an attorney, is accused...
Sessions at Augusta courthouse come to end

A solemn and sentimental farewell was bid Friday to the courtrooms of the Augusta-Richmond county Municipal Building.
Augusta's judicial center was 15 years in making

Parents who were taking home their newborns when the idea of a new Augusta courthouse first formed are now probably dealing with teenagers eager to practice their driving skills.Planning for the courthouse began...
A new courthouse era upon us courthouse in Augusta, I held more court history in my hands than you could shake a gavel at.While at the Augusta courthouse, over the front entrance spelled out in large letters, I saw "John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse" and learned that...
City Ink | Government | Metro | City Ink
Fence may go around court

...Cheek said that Augusta can put up barricades and block off streets as has been done in Washington, but that the Augusta courthouse is not the White House. He said the area around the courthouse was supposed to have some green space to complement...
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Ruffin's name will go on building

...At the time, he was teaching at Morehouse College.Leaders in the black community first proposed naming the new Augusta courthouse after Ruffin in 2008. Then, Commissioner Don Grantham said that it would be better to wait and give others a chance...
Crime & courts | Government | Metro
'Committee of Ten' member dies

Before Leon LaRue could pacify a rally outside the Augusta courthouse, a rock was thrown through a bus window, and the 1970 race riots exploded.LaRue was at the courthouse that day advocating for...
Judges, officers praise security improvements at Augusta courthouse

Security is one of the areas most commonly praised when courthouse employees talk about improvements over the Municipal Building.
A funny ring to it

...martyr of some kind, or any paragon of ethics.A small group of supporters held a prayer rally for Davis on the Augusta courthouse steps Saturday ? primarily for the media ? as if she were somehow the target of an unfair prosecution.Supporters...