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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/07/met_464819.shtml
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Georgia father, daughter charged in infant starvation death on suicide watch

...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 be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-21/georgia-father-daughte
Charles B. Webster opens new viewing room for public, media

...In an effort to modernize the court hearing system, the Sheriff's Office ? with cooperation of judges from Civil and Magistrate court ? have begun video conferencing of initial appearances and hearings, according to a statement from Sheriff Richard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-18/jail-opens-new-viewing
As temperatures drop, outdoor pets need attention

...Some people don't see them that way."Holton said she went to Burke County Magistrate Court on Tuesday to try to get possession of the dogs, but Chief Magistrate Sterling Wimberly advised her to make an application for a criminal warrant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-19/temperatures-drop-outdoor-pet
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-18/haley-attacks-sheheen-over-magistra
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2013-06-28/persecuted-forefathers-h
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/04/met_267107.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2010-12-07/lawmakers-prefile-bills
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Aiken County lawmakers push early 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-12-07/aiken-county-lawmakers-push-
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Judge: Firing not in vengeance

For nine years, Vera Butler has been the Clerk of Civil and Magistrates Court. Seven weeks after she spoke publicly about pay inequities, she is unemployed. Mrs. Butler was placed on paid administrative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/29/met_266666.shtml
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