Green Meadows residents oppose drug-treatment facility

...opposed the center. She presented a petition with signatures from 87 households.Speaking on behalf of West Care, local attorney Pat rick Rice said there were a lot of misconceptions about the center, which would be under around-the-clock...

Guardian ad litem appointments decline

...oversight and accountability for guardians, but some feel more work needs to be done.Despite receiving a list from local attorneys certifying nine people as qualified guardians, Augusta judges still retain "absolute discretion" over appointments...

In God They Distrust

...removing the bumper decals, which he has said were paid for by nongovernmental donations from the community. And his local attorney, Freddie Sanders, has said he believes the department is on solid constitutional ground.Agreed.The cease-and-desist...

Judges retain 'absolute discretion' on guardian ad litem appointments

...Court judges will retain "absolute discretion" over guardian ad litem appointments, despite receiving a list from local attorneys certifying nine adults as qualified to make child custody recommendations in domestic disputes, according to new...

Many churches historic

The May 16 Augusta Chronicle had a very well-written guest column from local attorney Nathan Jolles ("Historic synagogue building worth saving"). I found the contents very well-thought-out.Mr. Jolles is...

"Hizzoner" held forth a court of humanity

...required and the decorum it had earned.One such story I wrote after a morning in the Jolles courtroom so alarmed a local attorney involved with a delicate matter that he accused me of breaking into the judge's office and stealing a report on...

Federal Judge Avant Edenfield dies

...shortest commodity (for a judge)," he told a group of local attorneys.A benchmark of his courtroom was his absolute intolerance...address to the Savannah Bar Association, Edenfield told local attorneys that being a judge was "like riding a bicycle...

Judge orders local attorney Christopher Nicholson's involuntary commitment to mental hospital

Involuntary commitments are limited to a 72-hour evaluation period normally, but the judge's order specifically extends Nicholson's commitment.

Voters didn't hold back on write-ins during May 20 election

...Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham having the most, with 139.Augusta voters tended to plug in the name of a local attorney or judge for the uncontested judgeships, with the most, 37, writing in the name of Richmond County State Court...

Super District 10 race features incumbent versus political newcomer

Incumbent Augusta Commissioner Grady Smith squares off against local attorney Brandon Dial in the Super District 10 race.