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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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/07/met_305600.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/20/met_319719.shtml
Metro
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...

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-03-30/grand-jury-says-man-uga-seri
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-12-31/beware-fireworks-dangers
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-07-10/wine-time-mouton-cade
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
Local judge, state legislator Preston Lewis Jr. dead at 81

Preston Brooks Lewis Jr., an attorney, judge and legislator, died Sunday at age 81.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-12-27/local-judge-state-legislator