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Officer's gun charge advances to grand jury

An Edgefield County magistrate judge determined Wednesday there is enough evidence to pursue the most recent criminal charge against a North Augusta Public Safety officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-20/officers-gun-charge-ad
Ex-court clerk indicted in Savannah

...That would include but not be limited to at least $767,218.Birge, 61, is expected to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith within a few days for her initial court appearance.Birge's defense attorney, Thomas Withers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/ex-court-clerk-indicted-sava
Roofer gets jail time in Columbia County for working without permits

...County.Hughes, 48, of Wrens, was brought before a magistrate judge in Columbia County on Wednesday on multiple violations...matter.On Wednesday, . Columbia County Associate Magistrate Judge J. Grady Blanchard found Hughes guilty of two violations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-21/roofer-gets-jail-time-
Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

...dismissed the additional eight counts.Leahey was forced to surrender her rescue license immediately. Associate Magistrate Judge Grady Blanchard also fined Leahey $7,000 and sentenced her to 1,400 hours of community service and five years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-17/animal-rescue-owner-ci
Grovetown police chief fired, given severence package following e-mail complaint to city manager

...prior to a photo line-up. Stefani didn't match the description of the suspect that she initially gave police.A Magistrate judge deemed there wasn't enough evidence against Stefani to proceed with prosecution or that a crime was committed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-28/grovetown-police-chief-fired
Overtime

...to face charges that he drugged women in order to rape them. However that is considered a legal formality since a magistrate judge can't accept a felony guilty plea.Sharper already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to related charges in three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/usca/2015-04-07/overtime
Augusta lawyer Brian Epps selected as federal magistrate judge

...lawyer Brian Epps has been selected as a federal court magistrate judge.The federal district court judges of the Southern...magistrates serve eight-year terms.Epps is replacing Magistrate Judge W. Leon Barfield, whose work on the federal bench...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-29/augusta-lawyer-brian-e
Retired magistrate judge Baxter dies

...wasn't pleasant.For decades the Richmond County magistrate judge was the first judicial officer to see everyone arrested...job at a thankless, difficult task, said Chief Magistrate Judge William D. Jennings III."Richmond County was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-02-21/retired-magistrate-judge-baxt
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Child sex trafficking suspect to be held without bond

...bond pending further court developments, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps decided Tuesday after a preliminary hearing...Castillo should have known her age, he said.The magistrate judge sided with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Greenwood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-10/child-sex-trafficking-
Columbia County judge resigns over misconduct allegations

A Columbia County magistrate judge resigned his office Thursday...Doug Nelson, who had been a magistrate judge since 2007, submitted his resignation...said Columbia County Chief Magistrate Judge Jason Troiano. It was effective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-01/columbia-county-judge-