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Freedom's Path veteran housing project approved for funding

...ordering DCA to approve him for $950,000 in federal tax credits for low-income housing apartments in Dahlonega, Ga.Court records show Paxton, who has more than 20 years' experience and led the development of 175 apartment communities in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-08/freedoms-path-veteran-housin
Council of State Court Judges propose new rules in wake of critical audit of misdemeanor probation operations

In response to a scathing performance audit on misdemeanor probation operations that found Georgia courts and probation providers lacking in every regard, the Council of State Court Judges has proposed changes to court rules.On Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-05/council-state-court-ju
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-14/georgia-eyes-probation
Former dentist will remain in prison for two murders

...surrendered the right to appeal his 2006 murder convictions in Richmond and Gwinnett counties, but he has filed appeals in Georgia courts and now in federal court. He is serving a life sentence.On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-22/killers-appeal-rejecte
Veteran housing project Freedom's Path files for funding again

...ordering DCA to approve him for $950,000 in federal tax credits for low-income housing apartments in Dahlonega, Ga.Court records show Paxton, who has more than 20 years' experience and led the development of 175 apartment communities in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/veteran-housing-project-free
Fired Paine VP sues school

...previous contract never specified his job duties and merely indicated that they would be determined by the president. Georgia courts have determined that employment contracts must detail the nature of services, Sullivan wrote, and therefore Brown's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-15/fired-paine-vp-sues-schoo
State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...a series of civil lawsuits filed against Sentinel, which has dozens of contracts to provide probation services to Georgia courts, including Richmond County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/4-jailed-throwing-rocks-over
Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court

DETROIT - 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-18/federal-judge-sends-key-gm
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-03/appeals-court-hears-ga