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12-year-old suit's costs hit $12 million

...sue South Carolina. The costs will continue to rise now that attorneys for rural schools have asked Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. to reconsider his Dec. 29 ruling, in which he said the state does meet its constitutional obligation to give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/13/met_55528.shtml
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Lawmakers say taxes expected to lead agenda

...education, could leave many legislators' pet projects short-handed. In the Dec. 29 decision, 3rd Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. ruled in the state's favor on other issues, including that the Legislature provides safe, adequate facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/08/met_40726.shtml
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Workers recall day of terror at Phelon Co.

...with him in a cooking-spice bottle. He spent several days in the hospital. Earlier Saturday, Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. declared Mr. Wise competent to stand trial after a state psychiatrist said an examination revealed Mr. Wise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/28/met_309204.shtml
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Wise trial begins today

...office shooting case." Both jurors said the outside comments would not sway their opinion. Presiding Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. said they could remain on the panel. Court officials picked a jury in Beaufort County because too many people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/27/met_309029.shtml
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Jury selection opens today in Phelon slayings

...residents are expected to apear in General Sessions Court. Although 300 were summoned for jury duty, Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. already has excused several dozen people for medical problems, hardships on their family or other reasons. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/22/met_308139.shtml
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Key players in the Wise trial

...found work after his release. He had worked at the Phelon plant five years before his termination. Presiding judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. Will oversee the trial, rule on motions, objections and ultimately hand down any sentence. Judge Cooper, 59...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/21/met_307962.shtml
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Selection of jurors discussed

...Aiken, met with the prosecutor and judge in court Thursday to discuss the selection of jurors in Beaufort. Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. said that "matters of law and matters of administration" in addition to logistics had to be addressed prior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/29/met_303925.shtml
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Change of venue gets OK

...Wise once his death penalty trial begins Jan. 22, a judge ordered Friday. In a pretrial hearing, Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. set the trial date and agreed with the prosecution's decision not to fight a defense motion for a change of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/21/met_301345.shtml
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Deal might be imminent

...project to improve the appearance of its gateway until the vehicles were removed from the right of way. Circuit Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr. ordered Mr. Willing to vacate the DOT property. In March, Mr. Willing tried to get that order dropped. Attorneys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/03/met_287006.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...20 million statewide to increase 4-year-old kindergarten programs and to address concerns raised in Judge Thomas W. Cooper Jr.'s ruling in the lawsuit that challenged the state's "minimally adequate education" standard for public schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/25/met_90128.shtml
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