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Judge throws out lawsuit over private probation company

...been renewed and the county government has not approved any annual contract since then.But the contract signed by the chief judge of Treutlen County State Court provides for its automatic renewal from year to year. Either party may cancel the contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-24/judge-throws-out-lawsu
Rape victim's lawsuit against hospital revived

...department at Select Medical's corporate office were not returned last week.The appeals court agreed with State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby's finding that Select Specialty took appropriate steps in hiring Butler, but it disagreed with his finding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-15/rape-victims-lawsuit-a
Judge hears arguments in suit against private probation firm

...each year, but it can be canceled for any reason with 30 days' notice, Norman said.The contract is between the chief judge of Treutlen County and Judicial Alterna tives and is only approved by the county commission, Norman said.Plaintiff's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-27/judge-hears-arguments-
Judges retain 'absolute discretion' on guardian ad litem appointments

...make child custody recommendations in domestic disputes, according to new guidelines adopted by the court system.Chief Judge Carlisle Overstreet said this week that the Judicial Circuit received a list of guardians that the Augusta Bar Association's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-16/judges-retain-absolute
Augusta man on trial for 2013 Waynesboro bank robbery

...released from custody.Osborne served time for the shooting of two men during a drug buy on May 31, 2010, in Augusta. Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet accepted a plea negotiation and imposed a prison sentence of two years followed by eight years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-14/augusta-man-trial-2013
Navy veteran convicted of malice murder, given life in prison in death of his 17-month-old niece

...veteran and the father of eight children guilty of malice murder Thursday for the death of his 17-month-old niece.Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet sentenced Jerome Hughs, 37, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Hughs had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-25/navy-veteran-convicted
Judge drops contempt citation, lists grievances against Columbia County court clerk

...integrity of the legal documents in a divorce proceeding is to attach all related documents to the divorce decree, Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet vacated the judges' Jan. 13 order. With no support from his fellow jurists, Roper said he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-17/judge-drops-contempt-c
Murder trial begins for man accused in young niece's death

...17-month-old niece.Jerome Hughs, 37, has pleaded not guilty in Richmond County Su perior Court. He has been free since Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet set a $30,000 bond in January 2014.Hughs is accused of causing fatal injuries to Kaidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-22/murder-trial-begins-ma
Rants & Raves

...and other domestic decrees papers correctly for the last 30 years. The fact is that you ignored the order signed by Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet in January to file the papers differently. You stubbornly continued your own way and ended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/rants-raves
Critics, supporters stunned by indictment of ex-judge

...misconduct investigation. "Why did it take so long is the big question."Williams spent 20 years on the bench and rose to chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. She also oversaw Georgia's largest drug court, designed to let some drug offenders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-07/ex-judge-indicted-regarding-2