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US Supreme Court won't block South Carolina gay marriages

...that the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in other states is unconstitutional.Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon began issuing licenses Wednesday, and the South Carolina Supreme Court soon allowed probate judges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/us-supreme-court-wont-block-
Former Hancock County probate judge pleads guilty to stealing county funds

A former Hancock County probate judge pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing county funds.According to U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, Marva Rice entered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-23/former-hancock-county-
SC high court asked to halt gay marriage licenses

...celebration after the stunning decision by Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon.The judge issued a license for Charleston...decision is finalized.Meanwhile, in Greenville County, Probate Judge Debora Faulkner said no licenses would be issued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-08/sc-high-court-asked-halt
Gay marriage application OK'd in SC

...attorney general's pledge to defend it.Charleston County Probate Judge Irvin Condon said he would issue a license for Charleston...they heard of the Charleston decision.Greenville County Probate Judge Debora Faulkner said no licenses would be issued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/gay-marriage-application-okd
Nathan Deal accepts Joe Jackson's resignation from Augusta Commission

...copied Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson and Richmond County Probate Judge Harry James III in approving Jackson's resignation letter, which is required of all resigning public officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-22/nathan-deal-accepts-joe-
South Carolina law attempts to keeps guns out of the hands of the mentally ill

...some courts struggled to meet the deadline, Aiken County Probate Judge Angela Little said Aiken County met it.She said...it will be a good thing," he said.Columbia County Probate Judge Alice Padgett said Georgia has had a similar law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-08/south-carolina-law-att
No activity, chatter generated from Georgia's new gun law

...Deal signed it into law."We haven't seen an increase in permits, and I don't think we will," Richmond County Probate Judge Harry B. James III said of the passage of House Bill 60, dubbed by opponents the "guns everywhere" bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-30/no-activity-chatter-gene
Claims against former Richmond County coroner detailed

...a 26-year-old who was taken off life support when he was declared brain dead Oct. 28, 2012. A Richmond County probate judge approved up to $1,995 for Tuten to bury Hobbs in the pauper section of the city-owned Westview Cemetery near...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-15/claims-against-former-
Indicted coroner resigns

...leave and has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of theft and five counts of violation of oath of office.Richmond County Probate Judge Harry B. James III appointed chief deputy coroner Mark Bowen to complete the remainder of Tuten's current four-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-20/indicted-coroner-resig
More Augusta officials seek raises

...including over criminal warrants and certain jury trials, that will increase the caseload.By comparison, Columbia County Probate Judge Alice Padgett earns around $117,000, which includes a $4,852 supplement to handle traffic cases in the county...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-03/more-augusta-officials-s