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Man charged in wife's murder admits cutting himself

The case against a Grovetown man charged in the June 14 stabbing death of his wife will continue. Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-21/man-charged-wifes-murd
Prosecution continues malice murder charge against Martinez man in baby's death

...after her infant son, Bentley, died inside the home in which police said they admitted using drugs.Columbia County Magistrate Judge Rodney Quesenberry determined there was "sufficient probable cause, however slight," to prosecute Drew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-14/prosecution-continues-
Columbia County couple quick to take advantage of gay marriage ruling

...have extended hours, but that wasn't true," Perez said.Just before 4 p.m., Mendez made a call to Columbia County Magistrate Court and found out they were ready to issue a same-sex marriage license. Plans changed quickly."She was like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/columbia-county-couple-quick-
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
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
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
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
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