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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Case involving Goodale House transferred to State Court

...Georgia's oldest homes, has been sent to a higher court after the businessman questioned whether Richmond County Magistrate Judge H. Scott Allen could remain impartial in his case.State Court Solicitor Kellie McIntyre confirmed Monday that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-15/case-involving-goodale-house
Many Georgia counties lack animal control services

...situations, Holton has looked to other means to remove animals from harm's way.On Wednesday, she went before Chief Magistrate Judge Sterling Wimberly to try to get possession of a pitbull mix whose owner had the dog tethered outside with two large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/many-georgia-counties-lack-a
Who guards the guardians?

...confused with Augusta attorney Douglas Nelson ? was taken off his cases and even forced to resign as a part-time magistrate judge amid allegations of inappropriate contact with women in the divorce cases he was assigned.One woman interviewed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-14/who-guards-guardians
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-21/georgia-father-daughte
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-04/brother-augusta-man-in
Augusta prostitution sting's 11 arrests fizzle in court

...going to be very difficult to present the case because of "complications with language."He asked Richmond County Magistrate Judge William Jennings III on Tuesday to decline prosecution charges against Yang, just as the court had done for her accused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-07/augusta-prostitution-stings-
Forced to drink toilet water, jailed cop tells judge

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A policeman arrested earlier this week on numerous charges told a magistrate judge Friday that he's been forced to drink out of the toilet at the Glynn County Detention Center and he wants to be moved.Officer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-11/forced-drink-toilet-wa
North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

...out $20,000.Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Wednesday, and Benjamin must forfeit his $20,000 bond.Epps set the bond May 29 for Benjamin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-22/north-augusta-man-accu
Jack Farmer

...was a textile executive with King Mill, before establishing his own real estate company. He ended his career as a Magistrate Judge in Columbia County. He was also a founding member of West Acres Baptist Church. He is survived by his son; David...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172683579