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Officer's gun charge advances to grand jury

An Edgefield County magistrate judge determined Wednesday there is enough evidence to pursue the most recent criminal charge against a North Augusta Public Safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-20/officers-gun-charge-ad
Truck driver cited in Johnston, S.C., train wreck

...restriction at the railroad crossing on Lee Street in downtown Johnston.Blackiston will have to appear in Edgefield County Magistrate Court in the coming months, Heitzenrater said.The southbound Norfolk Southern train with two locomotives and 59...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-15/truck-driver-cited-joh
Athens cop faces child sex charge

...child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and violation of oath of office. Ward had a hearing in Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court later in the day, during which a judge told him she did not have authority to set bond due to the severity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/athens-cop-faces-child-sex-charge
Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

An Evans woman was recently sentenced in Columbia County Magistrate Court for failing to care for animals in the rescue she ran.Kristi Leahey, the owner of Lucky Dog rescue, pled no contest to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-17/animal-rescue-owner-ci
Case continues against Augusta businessman accused of having sex with teen

...Augusta businessman accused of having sex with a teen will continue after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.A Columbia County magistrate judge ruled there is enough evidence against Randy Houston Mercer, 57, to proceed with prosecution of the case...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-17/case-continues-against
SC bill would change magistrate selection

...Carolina's state senators of their power to choose county magistrates is drawing opposition from some who say the current...allow voters to change the constitution so that county magistrates would be appointed by a majority vote of the resident...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-19/sc-bill-would-change-m
Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...provide probation and prohibit Smith from ever entering the field again. But council member James Thurman, Lee County magistrate judge, recommended referring the case to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as the council has done in the past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Case involving Goodale House transferred to State Court

...one of Georgia's oldest homes, has been sent to a higher court after the businessman questioned whether Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen could remain impartial in his case.State Court Solicitor Kellie McIntyre confirmed Monday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-15/case-involving-goodale-house
As temperatures drop, outdoor pets need attention

...capable of feeling pain, heat and cold. Some people don't see them that way."Holton said she went to Burke County Magistrate Court on Tuesday to try to get possession of the dogs, but Chief Magistrate Sterling Wimberly advised her to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/temperatures-drop-outdoor-pet
Prostitution arrests thwart license request to open Wheeler Road massage parlor

...in Norfolk, Va. in 2011 and again in Houston in 2013, will have her case decided in a bench trial in Richmond County Magistrate Court once a translator is appointed, because records show she lacks U.S. citizenship and speaks little English...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-11/prostitutio