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Judge rules for Rayonier in river case

...discharge of dark effluent into the Altamaha River at its Jesup mill.In a 27-page order signed Tuesday, Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood granted Rayonier's motion for summary judgment and found that the company was in compliance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-02/judge-rules-rayonier-river-p
Agent's affair changes sentencing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A man who was serving a 10-year sentence for selling guns to undercover agents in 2010 will serve 15 months less after a federal judge resentenced him Tuesday as the result of an affair between a Savannah-based federal prosecutor and a federal agent as they were collaborating on his case.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/agents-affair-changes-sentencing
Across South Carolina

...Carolina's longest-serving sheriff is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges.Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20. Wooten said Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-03/across-south-carolina
Ga. hospital tech admits stealing drugs

...S. Attorney's Office said.Buffie Marie Bradford, 37, of Wayne County pleaded guilty this week before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to a single charge of conspiracy to possess drugs with the intent to distribute them.According...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-09/ga-hospital-tech-admit
Prison baseballs had drugs inside

...were loaded with marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone intended for an inmate, an FBI agent testified before Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood. Antonio Marcellus Jones, 33, of Hampton, Va., pleaded guilty to a felony charge of providing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/prison-baseballs-had-drugs-i
SC sheriff indicted; January trial set

...Carolina's longest-serving sheriff is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges. Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff James Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20. Wooten said Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/sc-sheriff-indicted-january-
Augusta doctor sentenced in pill case

...prescribing narcotic painkillers and other drugs for no legitimate medial purpose.In sentencing Tetalman, Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood refused a request from his lawyer David N. Ghazi that she limit the sentence to one to two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-16/augusta-doctor-sentenc
Judge dismisses man's James Brown claim

COLUMBIA - Chief U.S. District Judge Margaret Seymour has dismissed a complaint from a man who said he was the "brother/cousin" of the late soul singer James Brown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-03-12/judge-dismisses-mans-j
U.S. judge upholds Brunswick protest rule

...ordinance and have the legal authority to ask small groups of protesters whether they have a permit to demonstrate.Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood denied a motion from the Rev. Zack Lyde, a community activist, who sought injunctions banning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-07/us-judge-upholds-brunswick-p
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Heavy rain, broken drain leave courtroom in 'shambles'

...post office downstairs on the first floor."We're not going to let justice be disrupted by some water," Chief U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said."A drain pipe inside the building between the second and third floors came apart sending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-27/heavy-rain-broken-drain-leav
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