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Columbia County couple quick to take advantage of gay marriage ruling

...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...to officiate their wedding. It was late in the day and no magistrate was available.Finally, they got a call back from Betty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-29/columbia-county-couple-quick-
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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...preliminary hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes Wednesday, Chief Magistrate Brenda Carpenter advanced the discharging a firearm into a vehicle...

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

...offense. 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, would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-19/ex-court-clerk-indicted-sava
SC bill would change magistrate selection

...friends and campaign donors for coveted magistrate judge spots, critics say.Sen. Lee...judges in the judicial circuit where the magistrate will serve. Currently state senators...attorneys wind up practicing before a magistrate they selected."A lot of times people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-19/sc-bill-would-change-m
Judge dismisses child molestation charges

...charges Tuesday against a man accused of asking a woman to let him spend time with her young daughters.McDuffie County Chief Magistrate Bryant Swan, who was called in to avoid conflicts of interest, ruled that there was not enough evidence to charge Chad Eric...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-31/judge-dismisses-child-
Magistrate controversy spills into firing of county employees

...employees of Spartanburg County's Magistrate Court system say they were fired...retaliation for complaints made about Magistrate Larry M. Hutchins. Cathy Clevenger...because she reported to Chief Magistrate Robert B. Hall that Hutchins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/met_400386.shtml
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Judge has doubts on magistrate reforms

...the jurisdiction of South Carolina's magistrate courts would mean more work for an already...court staff in Aiken County, Chief Magistrate Max Meek says. The county's magistrates...disagreements. A provision in the proposed Magistrate's Court Reform Act of 1999 calls for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/02/met_266975.shtml
Metro
Senator forms panel to select magistrate

...candidates to replace an Aiken County magistrate who resigned during an investigation...filling the shoes of longtime Graniteville Magistrate Joey Addie. Judge Addie resigned Wednesday...The committee will recommend a new magistrate to the senator. "The office already...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/12/met_306099.shtml
Metro
Blasts Williamson as magistrate

...the bath water the baby landed in the magistrate job in Aiken County. Out of 40 plus...the other people that put in for the magistrate job? ... Ms. Williamson stated she...know how much she would be paid as a magistrate. How many people would start a job...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/11/op_222262.shtml
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