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Columbia County court clerk accuses Augusta judge of violating records law

Columbia County Clerk of Court Cindy Mason has accused an Augusta judge of removing, altering or misplacing public documents - a violation of state law that carries a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison.
Judge drops contempt citation, lists grievances against Columbia County court clerk

Superior Court Judge J. David Roper dropped the citation for contempt against Columbia County Clerk of Courts Cindy Mason then dropped allegations, accusing her of malfeasance in office.
Judge drops contempt order against mother to jail or let sheriff's deputies arrest her and remain behind bars until the account was paid in full.Columbia County court records show Lingefelt appealed the decision at 3:57 p.m. Thursday, halting the impending jail time until...
Judge denies request to delay May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum

...County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.In a Columbia County court hearing, Judge Michael Annis said Les Morton's argument challenging special purpose local option sales tax 7...
Move to close Columbia County court proceeding denied

A judge denied a motion to close a hearing for a woman and son in the death of a neighbor.
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Fight breaks out in Columbia County Court

A sentencing hearing in a Columbia County Superior courtroom turned violent Thursday, sending a pregnant woman to the hospital and several others to jail. According to witnesses, a fight broke out in the courtroom during a sentencing hearing when a pregnant woman attacked a sheriff's officer. Soon others were involved and the melee spilled out onto the courthouse lawn. Deputies had to use pepper spray to restrain several of the individuals involved, authorities said.
Across the area

Two teens are denied bond Two Evans teens charged with aggravated child molestation were denied bond in a Columbia County court Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Bernard Mulherin denied bond for Raymond Jones, 16, of Hunting Horn Way, and...
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Several plead not guilty at Friday hearing

Several people pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in Columbia County court Friday.Five Grovetown teens ? Anthony Blade Turner, 19; Baker Lee Brannen Cochran, 17; Larry Charles Porche, 17; Austin...
Area briefs

...Court Judge Carl Brown granted Christopher Michael Bettis, 28, of Aerie Circle in Evans, an $80,000 bond in a Columbia County court. Mr. Bettis turned himself in Monday to the Columbia County Detention Center, and was released Friday afternoon...
Mental test delays trial in homicide that he had been carjacked. Mr. Post, 26, of the 4200 block of Green Ivy Circle, was to appear in a Columbia County court Monday to face seven charges, including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, reckless driving and...