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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
Sentinel contract tops commission's agenda

...fee, $6 daily monitoring fee or $12 daily fee for alcohol monitoring. The firm operated for several years in Augusta Superior Court without a contract as required by state law, and last year withdrew from servicing probationers sentenced in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-02/sentinel-contract-tops-c
Pioneering Augusta black jurist Ruffin passes away

...confirmed this morning.Ruffin -- the first black member of the Augusta Bar Association -- was also the first black Augusta Superior Court judge and the first black Court of Appeals chief judge.His name will be featured on the new Richmond County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-01-30/pioneering-augusta-black-jur
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Ex-judge, civil rights figure Ruffin dies at 75

...confirmed Saturday.Ruffin -- the first black member of the Augusta Bar Association -- was also the first black Augusta Superior Court judge and the first black Court of Appeals chief judge.His name will be featured on the new Richmond County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-01-31/ex-judge-civil-rights-figure-
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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
Notable deaths of 2010

...of groundbreaking achievements. He was the first black member of the Augusta Bar Association, the first black Augusta Superior Court judge and the first black chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.His name will be featured on the new Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-30/notable-deaths-2010
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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
Across the Southeast

...attempting to prove he had ineffective counsel and that he is mentally retarded. In Wednesday's hearing before Augusta Superior Court Judge Neal Dickert, attorney Andy Prince testified that during the trial, he would go back to his hotel room...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/20/met_378982.shtml
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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
Georgia Supreme Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet to hear appeal

...She is appealing a lower court's ruling against her.In addition to hearing arguments, Chief Judge Overstreet will participate in the Court's decision.Chief Judge Overstreet, 66, was appointed to the Augusta Superior Court in 1991.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-01-19/georgia-supreme-court-