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Justices hear arguments in private probation cases

...C. Bell Jr. responded that the challenge wasn't about guilt or innocence but a fundamental violation of due process. The law that allows local governments to contract with private, for-profit probation companies has created "cash register justice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-22/justices-hear-argument
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

...passed legislation late last week authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels. Obama signed the bill into law Friday, providing $500 million for the U.S. to train about 5,000 rebels over the next year.U.S. leaders have also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-09-22/pentagon-us-partners-begin-ai
Department of Human Services Board says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

...Balfour, a Snellville Republican, sponsored the law and said the cost is reasonable to prevent people...Another portion of Georgia's new food stamp law has been put on hold. Under the law signed by Gov. Nathan Deal in April, food stamp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-21/department-human-services-boa
Rants & Raves

...chairs and mummified; they are still there. WHY DON'T SOME people in meat departments wear hair nets or hats? It is a federal law. THERE ARE SO many terrible things going on in other countries. God made us all. When things happen in America we stick together...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-21/rants-raves
West Augusta group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

...Hardie Davis, the guest speaker at the Monday forum, said the law requires the commission make the appointment until it is filled...The appointment is "the only action that they are required by law to take," Davis said. Another alliance member said Echols...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-22/west-augusta-group-deman
Rants & Raves

...folks (the same ones who undoubtedly demanded a health care law) feel now that they've gotten what they wanted and have to...are just happy to hang on. Yes, Virginia, the health care law kerfuffle was just another ploy by big businesses whose masterminds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-22/rants-raves
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

...said Kathy Guillermo, a PETA senior vice president."A behaviorist would be very helpful, and somebody who can enforce the law should be there, too," she said about film sets.The book features quotes from actors and directors such as Quentin Tarantino...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-09-22/getting-animals-dazzle-screen-wild-
Chargers' Danny Woodhead out for the season

...wants to sue, it needs to sue the Patent and Trademark Office, which made the decision.The team says a provision in federal law allows them to sue the individuals who sought the trademark's cancellation.? Cornerback DeAngelo Hall has a ruptured left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-22/chargers-danny-woodhead-out-s
A century of service

...It organized with 44 members. Its first president was James M. Hull Sr., a founding partner of Augusta's Hull Barrett law firm.Like other Rotary clubs around the country and the world, the Augusta club united businessmen (Rotary opened its membership...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-22/century-service
Richmond County Crime | The Augusta Chronicle

...Office is charged with law enforcement duties...enforcement of traffic laws and through education...serves the courts, other law enforcement agencies...accordance with the established laws of the United States...Policy and/or Criminal Law and may originate from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/richmond-county-sheriffs-office