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Commission authorizes $565,000 construction change at municipal building

...changes, an attempt to address issues with the new second-floor layout raised by the city clerk, commissioners and local judges, fund construction of a document vault in a spacious suite designed to house the city law office, where the commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-01/commission-authorizes-56
Who guards the guardians?

...case ? that no one seems to be in charge.In short, policing the ranks just isn't done. And, in fact, when local judges recently discussed the mere act of making a list of the available guardians ad litem, they decided against it.Since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-08/who-guards-guardians
Local judge asks Georgia Supreme Court to end delays in capital murder cases

Judge J. David Roper made the plea to the state's highest court in his mandatory pre-trial report filed Monday in the case of Kelvin Johnson.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-19/local-judge-asks-georg
Haley attacks Sheheen over magistrate work

...attorney Leighton Lord said Sheheen's bill offers a good solution for removing the appearance of impropriety between the local judges and senators who are lawyers.Lord noted the practice is not illegal, and it's not limited to Sheheen, who is again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-18/haley-attacks-sheheen-over-magistra
Officers suspended after traffic stop with judge

...said Thursday that two of his officers will be suspended without pay for their actions at a traffic checkpoint where a local judge was stopped.Officials say officers stopped Bibb County Judge Howard Simms on Sept. 22 for a license check during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-05/officers-suspended-aft
SC court: Organized, in-home poker games violate law

...several thousand dollars in cash and a small amount of marijuana and ticketed about 25 people for illegal gambling.A local judge found five men guilty, but a circuit court judge overturned that decision in 2009. State prosecutors appealed, and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-11-21/sc-court-organized-home-poker-games
Around the block

...12.The event will be held at the school, 3067 Wheeler Road.Cash prizes in each category will be determined by local judges, including Austin Rhodes, and "People's Choice" voting. Emcees will be John and Cleve, morning show DJs from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-21/around-block
Beware fireworks dangers

...sentence of up to one year in jail. Professional fireworks displays are permitted provided they are licensed through the local judge of probate court.The law states that the definition of prohibited fireworks shall not include: "Wire or wood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-12-31/beware-fireworks-dangers
Florida suspends lineman Jessamen Dunker

...on Friday. TICKET TO BOAST: Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel recently got a speeding ticket near Dallas and a local judge thought it newsworthy enough to post something on Facebook.Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton on Friday issued a news...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2013-01-18/florida-suspends-lineman-
S.C. panel advances bill to keep guns from mentally ill

...according to the agency.Jeff Moore, the director of the state Sheriffs' Association, said the law is needed because local judges fear they don't have authority to give the information to SLED. The only county consistently reporting the court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-21/sc-panel-advances-bill-keep-g