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Former Olympic boxer acquitted of rape charges

...acquitted of charges he raped a 16-year-old girl. The jury deliberated for 40 minutes Monday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court before finding Austin innocent. He was accused of raping the girl last May as she and several relatives spent the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/21/oth_412955.shtml
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Brown's DNA may be extracted

...potential paternity claims against his estate.Attorneys for the late singer's trustees filed a motion in Aiken County Common Pleas Court late Friday afternoon asking that DNA be taken before Mr. Brown's casket is sealed and entombed.Rodney Peeples...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/24/met_117861.shtml
Center is sued by fired doctor

...wrongfully ousted him as medical director. Dr. Paul Weston filed a breach of contract suit Feb. 26 in Aiken County Common Pleas Court against the center named for his late wife, saying his August 2003 termination came as retaliation for refusing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/09/met_408174.shtml
Metro
'Omitted spouse' files for her share

...will, which was drafted more than a year before the couple married in December 2001. In two petitions filed in Common Pleas Court, Mrs. Brown says she is the music legend's "omitted spouse" and is entitled to either half or one-third of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/02/met_114951.shtml
Metro | James Brown
Arrest warrant issued for rapper in child support case

...Thugs-n-Harmony whose real name is Anthony Henderson, failed to attend the hearing Wednesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court, said Joe Statzer, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office. Failure to appear is a felony punishable by up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/26/mus_444995.shtml
Music
Rhodes wins suit against station

...scheduled, he said. In July, Mr. Rhodes, who has a show on WGAC-AM in Augusta, filed a lawsuit in Aiken County Common Pleas Court against WAAW-FM hosts Brian "Ryan B." Lamont Doyle and Charles "Champ" Walker and station owner Rejoice Network...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/10/met_124025.shtml
Metro
Delivery company faces suit in killing

...rape and strangulation of his 16-year-old daughter, according to a wrongful-death claim filed in Aiken County Common Pleas Court on July 25, less than a week before the three-year anniversary of her death. The suit alleges that murder suspect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/01/met_382823.shtml
Metro
Brown children file 2 petitions

...six children and multiple grandchildren the singer named in his will as heirs, filed two documents in Aiken County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.The first asks Judge Jack Early to modify his order that appointed two special administrators to help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/18/met_125077.shtml
Pair sue group over firings

...accusations leveled by unnamed members of NWTF's 18-person board. The actions were filed in Edgefield County Common Pleas Court. In particular, according to Mr. Rosenlieb's complaint, board members falsely claimed that he accepted a free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/26/out_196482.shtml
Outdoors
Both sides dropped the ball

...sue Paul and Kelly Tanis, the parents of the kid who lost the ball. Why? Edna Jester claims in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court that, because footballs and other of her neighbors' toys keep landing in her yard, she suffers emotional distress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/13/edi_507392.shtml
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