Governor receives names of two lawyers to fill Burke County State Court judgeship

...has submitted recommendations to fill the Burke County State Court judgeship.The commission sent Gov. Nathan Deal two...Jackson E. Cox, who is the solicitor of the Burke County State Court, and Jesse C. Stone, managing attorney of Merrill...

Flash! Drivers have free speech rights!

...heads-up is not only petty and heavy-handed, it's a violation of the First Amendment.The past two decades, state courts nationwide have ruled such driver-to-driver communication is protected free speech.In the most recent case, an...

With four pastors on ballot, Augusta might have a prayer

...family and supporters, he had decided to apply for the State Court judgeship of Burke County. The seat was vacated by the...do not intend to resign unless I am appointed interim State Court Judge." HEY YU: Eugene Yu, who switched from running...

Georgia county sees record $4 million verdict

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- An Effingham County State Court jury has awarded $4 million to a Maryland man in the largest verdict...of Court Elizabeth Hursey confirmed Wednesday the award was the State Court's largest.

Georgia Legislature passes private probation bill

...judiciary committee, led by Sen. Jesse Stone, R-Waynesboro. The lawyer is one candidate on a short list to fill the State Court judgeship in Burke County ? a court that contracts with a private probation company.With little debate, the House...

Falcons sign former Bears return specialist Devin Hester

...pleas by six bowl employees but only one prison sentence.Former bowl leader John Junker was sentenced Thursday in state court in Phoenix to probation for his acknowledged role in an illegal campaign contribution scheme. A week ago, he was sentenced...

Taxis, limos upset over rules for ridesharing competition

...customers. Lawyers for Uber say the company isn't liable because no passenger was in the car. The case is pending in state court.Another point of conflict has been the pricing system. Uber, which offers services that include professional drivers...

Qualifying for elections opens today

...County school board members and two state court judgeships to swear they are qualified...The two incumbent Richmond County State Court Judges, Richard Slaby and David...May 20. Qualifying to run for state court judge is $4,462.23 or $4...

Wanted Augusta man flees deputy on foot, arrested

...information, driving while suspended and window-tint violation.He also was wanted on warrants charging possession of alprazolam, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm, plus bench warrants from Superior and State courts.

Burke County Judge Jerry Daniel dies

...Thurs day evening when Judge Jerry Daniel died at his home in Waynes boro, Ga.Daniel, 70, had been the Burke County State Court judge since he was elected to the position in 2000.Daniel presided over that court, created and ran the area's...