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Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

...private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby told Public Safety Committee members last week that the contract differs from prior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/augusta-commission-rev
Parking, probation proposals advance through commission committee

...Augusta Commission committee, despite commissioners having limited information about the agenda items.Chief Richmond County State Court Judge Richard Slaby said he'd incorporated findings from a critical state audit into the new contract with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-13/parking-probation-proposals-a
State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...against Sentinel, which has dozens of contracts to provide probation services to Georgia courts, including Richmond County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Daniel J...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
Council of State Court Judges violated code of conduct, commission says

...private, for-profit corporation with dozens of contracts to provide probation services, including one with Richmond County State Court.The commission noted that the question of whether a judge or judicial organization should file briefs in pending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-03/council-state-court-ju
Voters didn't hold back on write-ins during May 20 election

...name of a local attorney or judge for the uncontested judgeships, with the most, 37, writing in the name of Richmond County State Court Judge David Watkins and 30 writing in the name of former Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders. Overall, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-11/voters-didnt-hold-back-w
A valid veto

...terms or to provide electronic monitoring services. Sentinel's attorneys have appealed Craig's ruling. Richmond County State Court judges have filed briefs in support of Sentinel's position.H.B. 837 was created in response to Craig's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-06/valid-veto
Early voting in July 22 runoff starts Monday in Augusta

...mayor-elect Hardie Davis and Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree.Voters also will decide between former Richmond County State Court Solicitor Harold Jones and Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson in the Democratic runoff for state Senate District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-06-25/early-voting-j
Governor Nathan Deal vetoes private probation bill

...sentence beyond its original term.Sentinel's attorneys have appealed Craig's ruling. The judges of the Richmond County State Court, which contracts with Sentinel as its probation provider, have filed briefs in support of Sentinel's position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-29/governor-nathan-deal-v
Qualifying for elections opens today

...the Super District 10 commission seat.The qualifying fee to run for commission is $300.The two incumbent Richmond County State Court Judges, Richard Slaby and David Watkins, have expressed interest in retaining their judgeships May 20. Qualifying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-02/qualifying-elections-ope
New traffic bureau means cheaper financial penalty for tickets

...Violations Bureau will open for business, said Richmond County State Court Judge Richard Slaby.It will allow people who...Courts, the Bureau could cut the case load of Richmond County State Court by a third.Anyone who wishes to contest a traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-14/new-traffic-bureau-mea