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Justices hear arguments in private probation cases

...Sentinel's attorney Nathan Garroway argued that the justices should throw out the two class-action lawsuits because Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig stepped outside of legal procedure to give both cases class certification...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-22/justices-hear-argument
State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...Georgia courts, including Richmond County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig that held private probation firms are not empowered in Richmond or Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...provided by courts.The cases are now before Georgia's highest court on appeal of a Sept. 16, 2013 order by Augusta Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daniel J. Craig.Craig ruled that the law that grants certain powers to state probation officers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-20/georgia-supreme-court-
Longtime court administrator passes the torch

Superior Court judges in the Augusta Judicial Circuit are the face of the local judicial system.But it is Tom Gunnels working behind the scenes who makes sure things run smoothly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-21/longtime-court-a
Hephzibah man who used 7-year-old daughter as lookout in burglary pleads guilty

...years' probation, with the condition Miller is to complete a drug-rehab program.Miller had been in the Augusta Judicial Circuit's drug court program but had absconded at the time of his arrest for the Nov. 11 burglary.According to sheriff's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-17/hephzibah-man-who-used
Does this ring true?

...disseminated video essentially shamed her into coming forward.And now the justice system has refused to prosecute.Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ashley Wright recused herself from the case because of conflict of interest, so it was transferred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-09/does-ring-true
New e-mail scam refers to court proceedings

...attachment might contain a virus or other malware.So far, no one has reported getting the e-mail in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, said Tom Gunnels, trial court administrator for the circuit. There were some reports earlier this year of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-28/new-e-mail-scam-refers
On The Move

...attorneyEmployer: Tisdale Middleton Law FirmWork experience: He was an assistant district attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit and a judicial clerk for the Toombs Judicial Circuit, 2008-09Education: Bachelor of science in sociology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-05/move
City Ink: It's a fight to the finish for municipal building space

...In a Monday letter to interim Administrator Tame ka Allen, J. Carlisle Over street, the chief judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, thanked her for efforts to ensure office space for senior judges in the renovated building."While temporary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-06-07/city-ink
Biz Bits

...community board of the University Health Care Foundation.Details: He is assistant district attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.DR. DARRELL BRANNAward/honor: Received the 2014 Lifetime Achieve ment Award from the Georgia Regents University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-24/biz-bits