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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-18/ex-brave-brian-mccann-le
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-17/case-continues-against
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-09/augusta-judges-pay-could
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-19/sc-bill-would-change-m
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
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
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
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