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Judges retain 'absolute discretion' on guardian ad litem appointments

Augusta Superior Court judges will retain "absolute discretion" over guardian ad litem appointments, despite receiving a list from local attorneys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-16/judges-retain-absolute
Georgia signers of Declaration of Independence honored at ceremony

...They declared themselves enemies of a powerful king who presided over an army that had never lost in battle," Augusta Superior Court Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. said at Saturday's ceremony."What I find remarkable in studying the history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-04/georgia-signers-declaration-i
Private e-mail accounts see official use

Some of the area's top elected officials, including Augusta Superior Court Judge J. David Roper and nearly every Aiken County Council member, use personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-22/private-e-mail-accounts-
VA theft charge against doctor dismissed

...System's free-services program, which is only for veterans with certain income levels.A motion granted by Augusta Superior Court Judge James Blanchard Jr. on April 15 dismissed the indictment because information unavailable at the time of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-02/va-theft-charge-agains
Choice of guest speaker still questioned by some

...been given to the person they named the courthouse after."John H. Ruffin Jr. was a civil rights lawyer, Augusta Superior Court judge and state appellate court judge.Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Watkins said the decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-05-17/choice-guest-speaker-still-qu
Highway to be dedicated to former judge Ruffin

...lawyer who became the first black member of the Augusta Bar Association. In 1986, he became the first black Augusta Superior Court judge and in 1994, he was named to the Court of Appeals of Georgia, where in 2005 he became the appeals court's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-11/highway-be-dedicated-former-j
Stretch of road in south Richmond County named after Judge Ruffin

...Center in Hephzibah celebrated the life of the Waynesboro, Ga., native, who broke barriers as the first black Augusta Superior Court judge in 1986 and the first black chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2005.After lifting the veil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-11-14/stretch-road-south-richm
Judge rules for Augusta in Baptist Ministers' suit

Augusta Superior Court Judge J. David Roper on Thursday ruled in favor of Augusta-Richmond County in a lawsuit filed by a black ministers' group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-11-17/judge-rules-augusta-bapt
Augusta to appeal ruling against city in 2006 fire deaths

...inhalation when a fire started in a kitchen electrical outlet.The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled last week that Augusta Superior Court Judge Carl C. Brown was correct in denying the city's motion for summary judgment in the suit.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-12-06/augusta-appeal-ruling-
Lockett to seek attorney general's opinion on definition of 'ordinary business'

...deals with restructuring the government."In his written ruling against the Baptist Ministers Conference of Augusta, Superior Court Judge David Roper said the commission's adoption of the personnel manual didn't change the city's form...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-06/lockett-seek-attorney-ge