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Georgia Supreme Court asked to rule on judges' ethical issue

...of State Court Judges filed its petition June 26 seeking a review of the commission's opinion. The Coun cil of Magistrate Court Judges threw its support to their brethren on the State Court benches.On behalf of the State Court council, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-10/georgia-supreme-court-
Prosecution continues malice murder charge against Martinez man in baby's death

...finish cooking meth," according to Columbia County sheriff's Investigator Ryan Whittle, who testified at the Magistrate Court preliminary hearing. "He wanted to make Bentley stop crying."An autopsy performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-14/prosecution-continues-
Columbia County couple quick to take advantage of gay marriage ruling

...extended hours, but that wasn't true," Perez said.Just before 4 p.m., Mendez made a call to Columbia County Magistrate Court and found out they were ready to issue a same-sex marriage license. Plans changed quickly."She was like we...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/columbia-county-couple-quick-
IN THE MAGISTRATE COURT OF RICHMOND COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA N0.-Ca...

IN THE MAGISTRATE COURT OF RICHMOND COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA...Courtroom 3-C, before the Judge of the Magistrate Court of Richmond County at the Augusta...15th day of July, 2015. Clerk of Magistrate Court of Richmond County, Georgia. Attn...

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Truck driver cited in Johnston, S.C., train wreck

...at the railroad crossing on Lee Street in downtown Johnston.Blackiston will have to appear in Edgefield County Magistrate Court in the coming months, Heitzenrater said.The southbound Norfolk Southern train with two locomotives and 59 cars ripped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-15/truck-driver-cited-joh
Mosquito complaints increased last year

...Wishard's staff has inspected 289 abandoned or neglected pools, a violation of local ordinances that is punishable in magistrate court by a maximum fine of $1,000 and jail time.Wishard's team has also brought 246 pools into compliance with Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-17/mosquito-complaints-increased
Commissoners shocked by decrepit conditions at public defender's office, but options limited

...The office, which serves juvenile and superior courts in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties and state and magistrate courts in Richmond, has grown in staff and caseload. In 2010 under former Public Defender Sam Sibley, it had a staff of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-15/commissoners-shocked-dec
Government is too fat

...big government. Big Brother is everywhere and involved in everything. Do we need circuit court, district court, magistrate court, family court, traffic court, criminal court, civil court and all the litigating mediation and maneuvering associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-26/government-too-fat
Owner pays steep price when dogs kill city goats

...city-maintained detention ponds has been ordered to pay more than $2,830 in fines, fees and restitution.Chief Civil and Magistrate Court Judge William D. Jennings III sentenced Michael Todd Robinson late last month to 12 months' probation, which terminated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-02/owner-pays-steep-price
Athens cop faces child sex charge

...molestation, aggravated sexual battery and violation of oath of office. Ward had a hearing in Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court later in the day, during which a judge told him she did not have authority to set bond due to the severity of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/athens-cop-faces-child-sex-charge