Floyd County chief magistrate steps down

ROME, Ga. - Floyd County's chief magistrate judge is stepping down amid allegations of misconduct.Chris Mathis stepped down Thursday, months after District Attorney Leigh...

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Two candidates announce intent to run for Columbia County chief magistrate

Two local lawyers announced they plan to run for chief magistrate of Columbia County.Chief Magistrate Bobby Christine said Friday that he won't seek re-election because of a possible overseas...

Padgett will fill position

Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Wade Padgett will be named...ballot. He will be sworn in as chief magistrate in January but will resign by the...Augusta Circuit will then elect a new chief magistrate. Judge Padgett, 43, was appointed...

Across South Carolina

...measure, Greenville County's chief magistrate has been given statewide jurisdiction...from defendants in prison. Chief Magistrate Diane Cagle already has visited...Chief Justice Jean H. Toal said Chief Magistrate Cagle's program will be used...

Cast judgeship vote for Padgett

...be Columbia County's next chief magistrate judge. I have seen Wade demonstrate...asset to Wade in the position of chief magistrate. Wade is a practicing attorney...the insight necessary to be chief magistrate. Wade also is very active in...

Christine will not seek re-election

Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Bobby Christine announced Friday that he will not seek...being appointed to fill the nearly four remaining years of former Chief Magistrate J. Wade Padgett's term in February 2009. That term ends Dec...

Padgett has traits of fine judge

...support J. Wade Padgett for Columbia County's chief magistrate, and encourage others to vote for him. I know Wade...does. A man of such character will serve us well as chief magistrate. Sue TshishikuMartinez

3 lawyers announce plans to run for Columbia County magistrate

Three local attorneys have now announced plans to run for chief magistrate of Columbia County. Chief Magistrate Bobby Christine announced last month that he won't seek re-election because of a possible...

Judge followed law with hearing in DUI case

...accused Richmond County Civil and Chief Magistrate Judge William D. Jennings III...in Georgia?" On Jan. 21, Chief Magistrate Judge Jennings conducted the...death or life in prison, and Chief Magistrate Judge Jennings did that in open...

Judge dismisses child molestation charges

...Tuesday against a man accused of asking a woman to let him spend time with her young daughters.McDuffie County Chief Magistrate Bryant Swan, who was called in to avoid conflicts of interest, ruled that there was not enough evidence to charge...