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...

Sentinel Offender Services company can appeal but judge's earlier rulings remain intact

Sentinel Offender Services and the Richmond County State Court judges were unable Thursday to persuade Judge...attorneys for Sentinel and the judges to explain why Richmond County State Court is the only court in Georgia to consider his...

Judges say probation restraining order crippling their court

The judges of Richmond County State Court contend a temporary restraining...On behalf of the four Richmond County State Court judges, private attorneys...terms of probation set by Richmond County State Court judges. Craig found that...

New Augusta traffic bureau proposed

...Augusta might no longer have to face a judge in Richmond County State Court.A traffic bureau, proposed by State Court Chief...Georgia's Administrative Office of the Courts, Richmond County State Court disposed of 26,842 cases in 2011, and 24...

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...

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...

Group fears mishandling of poor defendants

Richmond County State Court judges want to meet with the...unconstitutional practices used in the Richmond County State Court. The center's success in...misdemeanor and traffic offenses in Richmond County State Court, said the center's attorneys...

Case challenges privatized probation

...minor criminal charges in Richmond County State Court is on trial in a higher...petition, which names Richmond County State Court Solicitor Harold Jones...that the procedures in Richmond County State Court, by prosecutors and by...

State Court hopes changes cut case backlog

...those responsible for Richmond County State Court intend to make some major...requires the money in full.Richmond County State Court had the third-highest...monitored and been a critic of Richmond County State Court for more than a decade...

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Critics say private probation punishes poor unfairly

...than in courts such as Richmond County State Court. Someone who can afford...Rights has condemned how the Richmond County State Court operates, suggesting it...bankrupt the county. Although Richmond County State Court makes money, it also contributes...

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