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...


...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...

Judge dismisses child molestation charges

Magistrate Judge W. Bryant Swan Jr. dismissed child molestation charges Tuesday morning against a man arrested by Grovetown authorities in February.

Ex-Brave Brian McCann leads Yankees over Atlanta

...Wednesday after meeting with a federal judge.The deal, reached after closed-door negotiations before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak in Brooklyn, will not require the seven-time Cy Young Award winner to contribute any money...

Case continues against Augusta businessman accused of having sex with teen

...businessman accused of having sex with a teen will continue after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.A Columbia County magistrate judge ruled there is enough evidence against Randy Houston Mercer, 57, to proceed with prosecution of the case in Superior...

Augusta judges' pay could rise

...Sims, R-Augusta, each said they hadn't heard about Howard's bill.Howard said he was asked by the chief magistrate judge and the Superior Court judges for a raise."The normal way I've seen it done in the past, and we've not done...

SC bill would change magistrate selection

...change the process, which can result in a politician's selection of family friends and campaign donors for coveted magistrate judge spots, critics say.Sen. Lee Bright's joint resolution, S. 99, would allow voters to change the constitution...

Brother of Augusta man involved in steroid investigation denied bond

...of making terroristic threats, a crime for which magistrate judges generally set bond at the initial arraignment that...District Attorney Ashley Wright said Tuesday that the magistrate judges declined to set bond because there is a question of...

Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...provide probation and prohibit Smith from ever entering the field again. But council member James Thurman, Lee County magistrate judge, recommended referring the case to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as the council has done in the past.The...

Georgia father, daughter charged in infant starvation death on suicide watch

...The daughter's attorney, Charles Wrinkle, said his client was "similarly situated."Chief Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Kristina Blum delayed the preliminary hearing but said she didn't have the proper training to decide who could...