Longtime court administrator passes the torch

...and constructing the newest and largest judicial buildings 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...

SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

...agency could have been better prepared for applications it knew were coming, said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center."It's a huge problem," she said Monday of the state backlog. "I'm a little surprised they weren't ramped...

Columbia County Commission approves SPLOST project list

...Some major items included in the first tier of projects to be funded by the SPLOST are $17 million for a county justice center garage and renovation, $7.6 million for a sheriff's administration building, $3.4 million for a new Harlem...

Empty federal office costs taxpayers

...928) and second-longest required notice for termination.The highest annual rent is $851,263 for the Federal Justice Center at 600 James Brown Blvd. The two-story building, which was donated by the city for $1, has no listed termination...

Number of payday loans drops in South Carolina

...42 percent.Payday lenders are "still making an awful lot of money," said Sue Berkowitz of the Appleseed Legal Justice Center. "We need to be looking at better ways to promote affordable credit that doesn't trap people in debt."The 2009...

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...you've got to prove you're looking for a job," Sue Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, told The State newspaper.Haley's original proposal made in February 2011 would have prevented people from using...

SC lawmakers seek to strengthen protection for passed-down heir' property

...inability to get the money together to pay," said Susan Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center,Now lawmakers are considering the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act which went before a Senate subcommittee...

Break-ins plague north Georgia justice center

...checks from the Franklin County Justice Center last week.Authorities often...morning. The offices are in the justice center on Georgia Highway 145 in southeast...work Thursday morning because the justice center does not have an alarm system...

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Meeting to discuss justice center plan A public meeting for those interested in the proposed design and construction of Columbia County's Justice and Detention...

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County justice center closed for bomb threat CANTON, GA. --- The Cherokee County Historic Courthouse and the county justice center were shut down for the day Monday after a 911 caller said a bomb...