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Georgia eyes probation reform

...Transparency and oversight are probably the two key catch phrases that are driving what we're doing," said Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, co-chair of the governor's Criminal Justice Reform Council.A highly critical state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/georgia-eyes-probation
Appeals court hears Ga. pothole case

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by an Effingham County judge in a lawsuit over a pothole.Theron and Dana Davis sued the Effingham County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-03/appeals-court-hears-ga
Aquinas senior named Richmond County STAR Student

...future with folks like this?" said John Bell, chair of the STAR Student Committee.In her keynote speech, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Carla McMillian, the first Asian Pacific American appointed to that role, told the students to work hard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-02-10/aquinas-senior-named-rich
Unity preached by mayoral candidates

...judicial center courthouse named in honor of Judge John H. Ruffin Jr., the first black chief justice of the Georgia Court of Appeals.State Senate District 22 candidate Harold Jones spoke of his courage when he was Richmond County State Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-04-19/unity-preached-
May 20 ballot a long one

...three ballots, voters will decide state-level nonpartisan races, including Georgia Supreme Court justices and Georgia Court of Appeals judges. On the Democratic and Republican ballots, voters will pick party nominees for contested statewide races...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-12/may-20-ballot-long-one
Richmond County Board of Elections closes meeting on election dates to public

...showing proof of a threat.David Hudson, the general counsel for Georgia Press Association, pointed out that the Georgia Court of Appeals held that a meeting cannot be closed based on attorney-client privilege to discuss pending litigation without...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-10-31/richmond-count
Scott Dean's daughter recants sex allegation on witness stand

...I got confused and I didn't know what to do."Blanchard denied a motion for a new trial June 2012 and the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld that decision in May."We know it is not easy to come in and get a new trial after the fact," Theodocion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-04/scott-deans-daughter-r
Thief's life sentence without parole for property crime cruel and unusual punishment, Georgia Court of Appeal ruled

The Georgia Court of Appeals wrote in a recent decision that a judge went too far in sending someone to prison, a ruling that is extremely rare but is welcomed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-26/thiefs-life-sentence-w
Augusta native Carla Wong McMillian didn't plan to be judge

...I expected to be in private practice for my whole career," said McMillian, who was recently sworn in to the Georgia Court of Appeals. "I was very happy doing that."In 2010, two State Court judges in Fayette County resigned. McMillian saw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-04/augusta-native-carla-wong-mcm
Georgia Court of Appeals upholds Scott Dean conviction

The Georgia Court of Appeals rejected former Harlem Mayor Scott Dean's contention that he was unfairly tried and convicted of child molestation in Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-08/georgia-court-appeals-