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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
Truck driver cited in Johnston, S.C., train wreck

...restriction at the railroad crossing on Lee Street in downtown Johnston.Blackiston will have to appear in Edgefield County Magistrate Court in the coming months, Heitzenrater said.The southbound Norfolk Southern train with two locomotives and 59 cars ripped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-15/truck-driver-cited-joh
Athens cop faces child sex charge

...child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and violation of oath of office. Ward had a hearing in Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court later in the day, during which a judge told him she did not have authority to set bond due to the severity of the charges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/athens-cop-faces-child-sex-charge
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-
Animal Rescue owner cited, stripped of license

...recently sentenced in Columbia County Magistrate Court for failing to care for animals...to care for and maintain animals in Magistrate Court on Wednesday. Columbia County...rescue license immediately. Associate Magistrate Judge Grady Blanchard also fined Leahey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-17/animal-rescue-owner-ci
Grovetown police chief fired, given severence package following e-mail complaint to city manager

...Bobby Christine, said at a March 31 preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court, that officers told her Stefani's name and to look...description of the suspect that she initially gave police.A Magistrate judge deemed there wasn't enough evidence against Stefani...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-28/grovetown-police-chief-fired
Mosquito complaints increased last year

...show Wishard's staff has inspected 289 abandoned or neglected pools, a violation of local ordinances that is punishable in magistrate court by a maximum fine of $1,000 and jail time.Wishard's team has also brought 246 pools into compliance with Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-17/mosquito-complaints-increased
Commissoners shocked by decrepit conditions at public defender's office, but options limited

...she said.The office, which serves juvenile and superior courts in Richmond, Columbia and Burke counties and state and magistrate courts in Richmond, has grown in staff and caseload. In 2010 under former Public Defender Sam Sibley, it had a staff of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-15/commissoners-shocked-dec
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