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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

Aquinas High School senior Joshua Cooper will attend Stanford University to study biochemistry in the fall, and with a combined SAT score of 2310, he achieved one of the highest marks in the area.

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

Everybody who's ever run for mayor in Augusta has promised to unite the city, and this year's candidates are no exception.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-04-19/unity-preached-
Richmond County Board of Elections closes meeting on election dates to public

Andrew MacKenzie, the city's general counsel, said the reason for closing the meeting is that the Elections Board needed to discuss "a realistic and viable threat" of litigation regarding the elections.

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
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-
Upcoming calendar

...16, Alexander Hall, Building 29805 at Signal Towers, Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon; Augusta native and Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Carla Wong McMillian, keynote speaker; Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2013-05-14/upcoming-calenda