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S.C. Supreme Court questions public meeting laws during Project Jackson hearing

...the development area did not have blighted property required for a TIF district. Donohue appealed a South Carolina circuit judge's August ruling in favor of North Augusta.The Supreme Court agreed to bypass the Court of Appeals to hear the case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/sc-supreme-court-questions-p
Judge rules SC State trustees can fire President Thomas Elzey; board holds meeting by phone

...6-1, with three abstaining, to end Elzey's contract with more than two years remaining.Earlier in the day, Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson lifted the ban on firing Elzey that he issued less than two weeks ago. He ruled that Elzey's contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-16/judge-rules-sc-state-trus
Judge orders SC State trustees to not fire president

...University from firing suspended President Thomas Elzey, noting that legislators will likely fire the entire board soon.Circuit Judge Edgar Dick son agreed with Elzey's lawyer that he was placed on administrative leave last week without the opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-04/judge-orders-sc-state-tru
South Carolina justices order company to pay state $136 million over deceptive marketing

...the links between diabetes and Risperdal and by improperly claiming the drug was safer than competing medications.Circuit Judge Roger Couch assessed a $300 penalty per sample box of the drug that was distributed. He also assessed a $4,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/south-carolina-justices-or
Supreme Court protects James Brown diary source

...children have argued the widow already was wed to another man when she married Brown in 2001, voiding the union. But Circuit Judge Doyet Early ruled last week that the husband from that first marriage had been married to someone else, making Hynie's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-02/supreme-court-protects-james
South Carolina judge orders journalist to tell how she obtained diary of James Brown's widow

...children argued that Hynie was already wed to another man when she married Brown in 2001, voiding the union. But Circuit Judge Doyet Early ruled last week that the husband from that first marriage had been married to someone else, making Hynie's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-30/south-carolina-judge-o
SC mom who drove kids into ocean hospitalized

...treatment, a Florida judge ruled Tuesday.Ebony Wilkerson, 33, is incompetent and in need of further psychiatric help, Circuit Judge Leah Case said while reading her decision in a Daytona Beach courtroom.Wilkerson showed no emotion as the decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-23/sc-mom-who-drove-kids-
Judge: South Carolina mom who drove kids into ocean was insane

...Wilkerson.After ruling that Wilkerson, 33, was not guilty by reason of insanity of the three child-abuse counts, Circuit Judge Leah Case ordered a hearing next week to determine whether the woman should be involuntarily hospitalized for treatment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-12/judge-south-carolina-m
Judge sets bond for former South Carolina Sen. Robert Ford

...Wednesday on eight charges that include misconduct in office, forgery and ethics violations.During a brief hearing, Circuit Judge Robert Hood set a $50,000 personal recognizance bond for Ford.The 65-year-old Charle ston Democrat was indicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-03/judge-sets-bond-former
Scott Dean's habeas corpus petition denied

...of proof on the state to justify his detention.The habeus corpus hearing was in December, and At lantic Judicial Circuit Judge Robert F. Russell III signed the order Nov. 3.Dean, 45, was convicted of two counts of child molestation in December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-13/scott-deans-habeas-cor