Across the region

...pre-trial diversion program, which includes an alcohol and substance abuse assessment.Fulton County State Court Chief Magistrate Judge Stephanie Davis on Friday allowed Fuller, 55, to enter the program and ordered him to report back to the...

Former Georgia judge accused of framing woman

...the charges against him and looks forward to defending himself at trial.The alleged crimes stem from his time as chief magistrate judge in Murray County. He resigned from that post in August 2012, soon after the Georgia Judicial Qualifications...

Columbia County judge resigns over misconduct allegations

...had been a magistrate judge since 2007, submitted his resignation at the Evans courthouse, said Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano. It was effective immediately, Troiano said.Nelson had been notified earlier Thursday that...

Motorcycle wreck kills Georgia judge

...judge was killed in a crash while riding a motorcycle.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fannin County Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Newton died Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Ga. 60 near the Georgia-Tennessee state line. Fannin...

Police charge Ga. man with killing teen girlfriend, child

...child were killed, citing an ongoing investigation.Smith is being held at the Jackson County Jail. The county's chief magistrate judge held a first appearance for Smith over the weekend, in which he denied bail.

Across Georgia

...County sheriff's deputy Joshua Greeson lied to investigators looking into complaints by a woman who had accused a chief magistrate of making inappropriate sexual advances during a meeting about her case.Authorities say the judge, Bryant Cochran...

Across Georgia

...Cochran saying he solicited her for sex when she sought his help getting arrest warrants in August 2012. Cochran was chief magistrate judge for Murray County.U.S. District Judge Har old Murphy said Coch ran's conduct was "distasteful and inappropriate...

Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner retires after less than 1 year

...and I am satisfied the agency is operating on a stable path," Buckner said in the release.Buckner will become chief magistrate judge in Mur ray Coun ty, where she began her law enforcement career at the Chatsworth Po lice De partment in 1978...

Judges push students to stay on straight and narrow in Judge Not program

Chief Magistrate Judge William Jennings III, dressed in a suit instead of his black robe and in the Langford Middle School library instead of his...

Olympian Oscar Pistorius weeps at bail hearing

...the hearing.His tears even drew the attention of Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir, who at one point simply said...Merlo said.At the defense's request, the chief magistrate delayed Pistorius' bail hearing until Tuesday and...