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Charles B. Webster opens new viewing room for public, media

...In an effort to modernize the court hearing system, the Sheriff's Office ? with cooperation of judges from Civil and Magistrate court ? have begun video conferencing of initial appearances and hearings, according to a statement from Sheriff Richard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-18/jail-opens-new-viewing
City finances get clean bill of health after 'big' audit

...excess collected fines and fees "going back years" that ought to be distributed to the appropriate payee. The civil and magistrate courts have $48,768 in excess funds, while probate court has $42,663.The audit also recommended the Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-07/city-finances-get-clean-
Woman faces possible indictment on arson charges

...Christian S. Jones, 24, were bound over to the grand jury Thursday after a preliminary hearing in Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.Jones has been in custody since the May 11 fire at Glenwood Apartments on Lumpkin Road. Sheriff's Investigator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-24/woman-faces-possible-i
Mother of newborn left in car to face possible indictment

...newborn inside her vehicle while she took a final exam was bound over to the grand jury Thursday.Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen made that ruling at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for 20-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-24/mother-newborn-left-ca
City Ink: Media not invited to city's secret meeting

It's a sad state of affairs when the Richmond County school board president holds a tea party and invites commissioners, school board members and others and doesn't invite the media.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-04-05/city-ink-media-
Lockett lectures Augusta Commission colleagues, media on ethics

...potato salad, slaw and white bread were District 12 U.S. Rep. John Barrow; State Court Judge John Flythe; Civil and Magistrate Court Judge Scott Allen; District Attor ney Ashley Wright and Com missioner Donnie Smith. Harry Moore kept things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-08-24/lockett-lecture
More Augusta officials seek raises

...solicitor-general, tax commissioner and others in seeking higher pay are the presiding and chief judges of civil and magistrate court, the clerk of court and new Probate Judge Harry James.A divided Augusta Commission recently approved raises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-03/more-augusta-officials-s
Commission OKs renovations at municipal building

...Tem Corey Johnson's request that the group support the delegation's raising salaries for Augusta's two civil and magistrate court judges. It will likely go before the full commission for approval."I do not think it's the appropriate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-11/commission-oks-renovatio
Politics off to roaring start in 2013

...for District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy and Super District 9 Commissioner Marion Williams; and Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Chief Judge William D. Jennings III swore in District 7 Commissioner Donnie Smith.The commission then elected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-01-05/politics-roarin
Delegation opens door to raising salaries

...after heated debate to pay the increases.Other requests for raises soon followed from Richmond County's two civil and magistrate court judges, probate judge and clerk of courts.On Monday, a commission committee declined to approve a resolution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-14/delegation-opens-door-ra