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Realize MLK's vision

...what he wanted to do. All the officers agreed; there was no dissent. David Watkins Sr., the father of current State Court Judge David Watkins, was the "vehicle" that was behind the whole idea of Dr. King's visit. Watkins Sr. has since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-21/realize-mlks-vision
Georgia executes man convicted of 1998 killing of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop

...convicted and sentenced to death in 2000. He challenged the legality of his conviction and sentence in 2003, and a state court judge threw out his sentence on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. But the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-13/georgia-executes-man-c
Private probation civil rights case headed to trial this spring

...to pay $186 in probation fees. After his arrest the following January, McGee was taken before Richmond County State Court Judge David D. Watkins who ordered McGee to pay the money or spend two months in jail.McGee, who lives on $243 a month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-15/private-probation-civi
Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

...County jury convicted him of murder.Brannan challenged the legality of his conviction and sentence in 2003, and a state court judge threw out both on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. The state Supreme...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-02/execution-scheduled-man-convi
Notable Deaths of 2014

...Foundation.JERRY DANIELJAN. 30Daniel, a Burke County State Court judge, set up one of the region's first DUI courts...solicitor of Burke County State Court and was later State Court judge, serving more than 37 years.LOUISE SHIVERS JULY...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-31/notable-deaths-2014
City inspectors look to demolish Goodale House

...their side.Rob Sherman, director of Augusta's License and Inspection Department, said his staff plans to ask a State Court judge in early 2015 to order the endangered property, which was built in 1799 and is listed on the National Registry of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-26/city-inspectors-look-demolish
South Georgia private probation service violated rules

...of their probation.South Georgia Probation supervises defendants that Darien Municipal Court and McIntosh County State Court judges place on probation. The company does so under contract, but the review concerned only the city court, City Manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-12/ga-private-probation-s
Richmond County State Court Judge issues order freeing some from jail in wake of recent Sentinel Offender Services ruling

...the sentence.The Council of State Court Judges has already mobilized to push...revive tolling. Douglas County State Court judges have decided to extend probation...conditions.While Richmond County State Court judges are following the Supreme Court's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-06/richmond-county-state-
Georgia Supreme Court decision on probation causes cancellation of warrants

...Here in DeKalb County, we are recalling all of our probation warrants where the time has expired," said DeKalb State Court Judge Wayne M. Purdom.The court has closed roughly 4,100 cases and is still researching 1,500 more, and Purdom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-04/georgia-supreme-court-decisio
Clemency petition calls death-row inmate mentally ill

...convicted and sentenced to death in 2000. He challenged the legality of his conviction and sentence in 2003, and a state court judge threw out both on grounds that his trial lawyer failed to present complete mental health defenses. But the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-07/clemency-petition-call