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Across Georgia

...peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone might need eight weeks to present...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Georgia police ease way into 'slowpoke' law

...Violators could face as much as a $1,000 fine and a year in jail. The actual amount of the fine is set by the State Court judge, said Kristy Key, the accounting supervisor at the Richmond County Clerk of Court's office. Key was unable to confirm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-29/police-ease-way-slowpo
Judge OKs record sale of Clippers

...the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-28/judge-oks-record-sale-clipper
Steelers put contract extension talks with Ben Roethlisberger on hold

...a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd.Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh said in her ruling that probable cause, and a defendant's guilt, can be established by circumstantial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-07-25/steelers-put-contract-extensi
No ruling on North Augusta's Project Jackson trial; Plaintiff Stephen Donohue failed to submit proposed order

...home owner Stephen Donohue, did not submit his proposed order, according to Kyle Tennis, the law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Ernest Kinard.North Augusta's attorney, Belton Zeigler, filed the proposed order the judge requested to make his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-24/no-ruling-north-augustas-pro
Georgia wants same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissed

...the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, improperly deprived gay couples of due process. Lower-court judges have cited that decision when striking down bans in other states.Olens' brief says that should not apply to Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-21/georgia-wants-same-sex-marria
Hephzibah man who used 7-year-old daughter as lookout in burglary pleads guilty

...contributing to the delinquency of a minor.Ronald Jay Miller, 38, pleaded guilty July 10 in Richmond County Superior Court. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly imposed a sentence of 10 years' probation, with the condition Miller is to complete a drug-rehab...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-17/hephzibah-man-who-used
Death penalty sought in Wadley slaying

...kidnapping, assault and slaying of a 29-year-old Sandersville woman.Lemon faced a preliminary hearing before Superior Court Judge Bobby Reeves when Altman made the statement.Lemon, 37, of Wadley was arrested in June in the death of Jamillah Mia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/death-penalty-sought-wadley-
Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court

...A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-18/federal-judge-sends-key-gm
Top NBA free agents are waiting on LeBron James

...former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Attorneys for Shelly Sterling have accused his side of stalling tactics.Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas put off the next hearing until July 21 because two of Sterling's lawyers had plans for a vacation and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-07-10/top-nba-free-agents-are-waiti