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Panel will examine local child services

Less than a week after a local judge demanded but did not get answers to why four allegedly abused or neglected children might have fallen through the cracks, a local...
Judges recuse in misconduct case

...SAVANNAH - When Chatham County Commissioner Martin Jackel goes to court on sexual misconduct charges, he will not face a local judge. Chatham Superior Court Judge Penny Haas Freesemann, writing for the six-judge court Wednesday, voluntarily removed...
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.
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...
Grand jury agrees man a UGA serial stalker

...year later in Morgan County, where authorities charged him with "peeping Tom" and making harassing phone calls. A local judge ordered him to serve an additional five months in jail.Stapp's crimes escalated in 2006, when he was arrested again...
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 sparklers...
Wine Time: Mouton Cadet Blanc 2011, Bordeaux

COST: $9-11WHAT: I like to try wines recommended by friends. So when I ran into a local judge who suggested the Mouton Cadet Blanc, I bought some immediately. I wasn't disappointedThe wine is bright and fresh, full of...
Local judge, state legislator Preston Lewis Jr. dead at 81

Preston Brooks Lewis Jr., an attorney, judge and legislator, died Sunday at age 81.
Local judge sides with mothers in child custody cases

A letter from Gene L. Rickaby on Oct. 15, "Charges judge's rulings are not in children's interests," hit me between the eyes when I realized he was writing about Judge Lyn Allgood. Very close friends of mine have had problems brought before this judge, and the things they complained about sounded a lot like the things in Mr. Rickaby's letter.Frank Wallace, Augusta
Local judge will not run for chief seat

Superior Court Judge Duncan D. Wheale has decided not to challenge the Augusta Judicial Circuit's chief judge in next year's judicial elections, he said Wednesday.
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