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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...
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...
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.
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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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...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...
City's court reporter wins clerk seat

...spent Tuesday traveling the county to greet her supporters. Mrs. Washington campaigned on her experience in the Columbia County court system. For the past seven years, Mrs. Washington has served as clerk of Magistrate Court. In 1996, she was...
Some candidates have run into trouble

...The Chronicle studied the financial and criminal histories of commission candidates using Richmond County and Columbia County court and tax records. The search period ran from 1988 to the present. Criminal charges Two candidates -District 2...
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...the start of an Augusta man's murder trial in a Columbia County court Monday. Tom Edwin Chumley, 54, of the 300 block...Carlos Alberto Parada, 18, pleaded guilty in a Columbia County court Monday as part of a negotiated plea agreement...