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...

Legislation to increase powers of private probation firms hits snag in Atlanta

...Craig's ruling in the pending lawsuits has been appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court.Sentinel and the Richmond County State Court judges contend people sentenced to misdemeanor probation terms will have no reason comply with court-ordered...

Human Rights Watch finds private probation practices abusive

...of abuse and civil rights violations leveled at the private probation firm Sentinel Offender Services and the Richmond County State Court aren't unique to Augusta or even Georgia, according to a study by an international human rights organization...

People accused of violating misdemeanor probation arrested in roundup

...arresting people who have pending warrants for allegedly violating the terms of misdemeanor probation sentences.Richmond County State Court Chief Judge Richard Slaby said the roundup was an attempt to get people to comply with the terms of their probation...

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...

Augusta man involved in ex-girlfriend's stabbing pleads guilty

...and Pendleton had been to court. Estes was in court on a domestic violence charge. That charge is pending in Richmond County State Court. Estes had two previous domestic violence convictions.

Georgia high court grants Sentinel request

...company's emergency request that will allow Richmond County State Court judges to go back to imposing electronic monitoring...Sentinel's request isn't granted because Richmond County State Court judges will be left powerless, the petition...

Man will be face of Sentinel class action suit

...probation violation.A warrant for Man tooth's arrest was granted because a Sentinel probation officer told Richmond County State Court Judge Patricia Booker that he hadn't complied with any of the conditions that Boo ker set when he pleaded...

Sentinel ordered back to court over electronic monitoring

...attorneys hired by the Richmond County State Court judges have filed motions...Sentinel and therefore the Richmond County State Court judges of the ability to...Sentinel employee stated in Richmond County State Court recently that Craig's...

Starkey Flythe, lauded Augusta writer and poet, dies at 78

...Sheftall said. "I hope everyone realizes what an asset Starkey was to this community. He was one of a kind."Richmond County State Court Judge John Flythe, his nephew, said the funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at St...