Court of Appeal judges preside in Augusta

The Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse was the site for a special session before...Augusta Judicial Center, which is named in honor of John H. Ruffin Jr., who was the first African American admitted to...

Pioneer to lead court of appeals

Waynesboro native John H. Ruffin Jr. will take yet another step in his pioneering legal...823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com. John H. Ruffin Jr. 1934: Born in Waynesboro1957: Grad-uated from...

Courthouse dedication official

...all 16 courtrooms of the new John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse, there is now...Center to officially dedicate the John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse to its namesake...Ruffin, wife of the late Judge John H. Ruffin Jr., after the dedication of...

Commissioner's change of heart might have cost him colleague's vote

...called the Augusta Judicial Center, not the Judge John H. Ruffin Jr. Judicial Center, as the five black commissioners...will be called the Augusta Judicial Center ? and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse.Mr. Bowles said he saw no problem...

Stun gun use protested at courthouse

From Staff ReportsA protest took place Monday morning in front of the Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse over last year's death of George Harvey after deputies shocked him with a stun gun. Harvey went into cardiac arrest in June 2013 while being subdued.

Family protests stun-gun death case, demands justice outside courthouse

...died after being shocked five times with a stun gun by a Richmond County sheriff's deputy held a protest at the John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse Monday to demand justice.George Harvey, 39, went into cardiac arrest June 29, 2013, while officers...

Senate District 22 candidates tout differences

...and clear dilapidated homes in his District 2; and advocating for the new judicial center to be named after Judge John H. Ruffin Jr."I understand the local issues. I understand what we're dealing with as a city and a county. I understand...

Longtime court administrator passes the torch

...in the area ? the Columbia County Courthouse Annex and Justice Center in Evans, which opened in 2002, and the John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse, which opened in 2012. He's opened a total of six during his career.The courthouses are complicated...

Indicted coroner resigns

...in 2012.Bowen will be sworn into office Saturday at 10 a.m. in suite 1000 at the Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse.Tuten submitted a voluntary suspension to the governor's office on Feb. 7. That left the Richmond...

Unity preached by mayoral candidates

...Johnson also said he fought "tooth and nail" to get the new 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...