Magistrates' status gives senators sway

...newspaper shows a third of the state's magistrates are employed in a status that gives...Sunday that 107 of the state's 314 magistrates, or 34 percent, are on what's called...county's Senate delegation nominates magistrates, who are then appointed by the governor...

Cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius ends

...the prosecution's picture of him as overbearing and arrogant.Nevertheless, Marius du Toit, a former state prosecutor, magistrate and now criminal defense lawyer in South Africa, said Nel exceeded his goals in his cross-examination, even goading Pistorius...

Motorcycle wreck kills Georgia judge

...Georgia judge was killed in a crash while riding a motorcycle.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fannin County Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Newton died Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Ga. 60 near the Georgia-Tennessee state line. Fannin County Sheriff...

Haley attacks Sheheen over magistrate work

...two Kershaw County magistrates.A 2011 letter shows...jury, rather than the magistrate, will find the defendant...not guilty, but said magistrates still have a great...from appearing before magistrates they recommend. The...legislator who puts the magistrate in office clearly has...

Savannah River boating rule could change

...State law enforcement has no power of extradition or practical way to compel violators to come back to court. As a result, magistrates issue bench warrants, which are sent to a dispatch center."We'll hold those bench warrants, distribute them to offers...

Persecuted forefathers helped win religious freedom

...Constitution, pastors had to have government approval to work. Magistrates could and did issue warrants to arrest pastors who refused...and preached in Augusta. He was promptly arrested by the magistrate and jailed for preaching without a state license. Marshall...

City Ink: Media not invited to city's secret meeting

...the final decision would come from a magistrate judge because Scott wouldn't settle...charge, according to Richmond County Magistrate Court records.Still, Cain's reference...DUH JUDGE: Rich mond County Civil and Magistrate Court Presiding Judge H. Scott Allen...

Ga. man charged after daughter's shotgun death

...by a felon, he said.Jowers was arrested Sunday night and booked into the Ware County jail, Royal said.A Ware County magistrate set his bail at $500,000 Monday morning and someone signed a property bond shortly thereafter for his release, Royal said...

Clerk offered new position

...month after nine years as clerk of Richmond County Civil and Magistrates Court, still has a job in Augusta government. Now on administrative...with Gaynell Bonner, who will become the clerk of Civil and Magistrates Court, said City Administrator Randy Oliver. Neither Mr...

Lawmakers prefile bills

...improve the graduation rate, streamline elections and allow magistrates to have longer careers.Rep. Roland Smith, R-Warrenville...3151, which would raise the mandatory retirement age for magistrates from 72 to 75.Rep. Tom Young, R-Aiken, reintroduced...

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