Keep it simple

...because there is no traffic court to collect their fines or penalize them for not paying.Why not assign a municipal court judge, hire a secretary, put an officer on midday parking detail and be done with it?When commissioners had the opportunity...

Speakers had a lot to say about some elected Augustans

...Augusta's own Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell focused on the life and times of U.S. Sen. Walter F. George, former Appeals Court Judge Norman Underwood offered insights into his colleague the late Carl Sanders, the last Augustan elected governor.He...

Tomi Rae Hynie Brown ruled James Brown widow

...but received a quarter of his estate in a proposed settlement that has since been thrown out by the state's Supreme Court.Judge Doyet Early III, in the order signed Jan. 13 and filed in Ai ken County, said Hynie Brown's 1997 marriage to Javed...

Georgia inmate who has come within hours of execution 3 times set to be executed this week

...reconsideration based on the new statements.Hill's third scheduled execution date was in July 2013. A Fulton County Superior Court judge issued a temporary stay to consider Hill's challenge to a new state law prohibiting the release of information about...

SC bill would change magistrate selection

...appointed by a majority vote of the resident circuit court judges in the judicial circuit where the magistrate will serve...dismissed the proposal to hand selection powers to circuit court judges."I'm not interested in that. They don't know...

Ga. lawyer arrested in $500,000 theft

...County sheriff's deputies and placed in the Toombs County Detention Center awaiting his appearance before a Superior Court judge, Sheriff Alvie Kight said Wednesday.The arrest came after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

Georgia executes man convicted of 1998 killing of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop

...convicted and sentenced to death in 2000. He challenged the legality of his conviction and sentence in 2003, and a state court judge threw out his sentence on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. But the...


...said. "This tournament is very special to me." SoccerCharges dropped vs. goalie SoloKirkland (Wash.) Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo dismissed domestic violence assault charges against Hope Solo, a week before the case was set for trial...

Gov. Nathan Deal sworn in for second term

...of Georgia government. Deal has said the race against Democrat Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, will be his final political campaign.Deal was sworn in by his son, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal.

Busy session for Georgia Legislature begins Monday

...Superior Court have been instructed to close any case in which the original term has expired. Overstreet said the Superior Court judges were generally not inclined to extend probation terms for non-payment. The court serves a judicial function, not...