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Many Georgia counties lack animal control services

...situations, Holton has looked to other means to remove animals from harm's way.On Wednesday, she went before Chief Magistrate Judge Sterling Wimberly to try to get possession of a pitbull mix whose owner had the dog tethered outside with two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/many-georgia-counties-lack-a
As temperatures drop, outdoor pets need attention

...way."Holton said she went to Burke County Magistrate Court on Tuesday to try to get possession of the dogs, but Chief Magistrate Sterling Wimberly advised her to make an application for a criminal warrant, which will be heard Dec. 10.Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/temperatures-drop-outdoor-pet
Columbia County races

...EXPERIENCE: Worked on the campaigns of Sheryl Jolly, Superior Court judge 2004, and Jason Troiano, Columbia County chief magistrate 2012CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES: "After knocking on nearly 3,000 doors, I hear that properly addressing traffic congestion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-02/columbia-county-races
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-14/floyd-county-chief-magistrat
Latest News
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-01-04/two-candidates-announc
Judson Bennett Sr.

...late James Preston and Susan Bennett. He was Magistrate of Bamberg County from 1974 through 1986. He was appointed Chief Magistrate of Bamberg County in 1986 and retired in 1994. He continued to provide magistrate services part time for Bamberg...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172629158
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/30/met_471419.shtml
Metro
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/06/met_343118.shtml
Metro
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/02/let_420866.shtml
Letters
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-12-31/christine-will-not-seek-re-el