Jennings takes lead in judgeship race

...precincts counted at 12:10 a.m. today, Judge William D. Jennings III was winning Richmond County's only contested...precincts reporting Chief Judge of Civil/Magistrate William D. Jennings III 66% Ben Jackson 34% Mr. Jackson has said he...

Masters Week sees few arrests

...unsuccessful and led police on a chase before being apprehended.Charges were dropped after his lawyer told Judge William D. Jennings III that his client had suffered a great deal of embarrassment, had lost his Masters badge as a result and the meter...

Owner pays steep price when dogs kill city goats

...been ordered to pay more than $2,830 in fines, fees and restitution.Chief Civil and Magistrate Court Judge William D. Jennings III sentenced Michael Todd Robinson late last month to 12 months' probation, which terminated upon his payment of...

Child abuse charge in toddler's death could be upgraded to homicide

...serious charge.At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Richmond County Civil Court, Chief Judge William D. Jennings III ruled that probable cause existed to bind over Mary Katherine Smith on a charge of cruelty to children in the...

Deputy punished in 'judge-shopping'

...deputy is being punished for "judge-shopping" by the chief judge of Civil and Magistrate Court. Chief Judge William D. Jennings III has ordered that no more warrants will be issued through his office to Deputy Roger Rice. The reason? Deputy...

Four students, parent get sent to jail

...was out Monday. He was stuck in jail. Mr. Bland, 17, was one of four students whom Magistrate Court Judge William D. Jennings III sent to jail Thursday for disrupting schools in Richmond County. The judge also ordered jail time for a parent...

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...retired Friday when the arresting officer neglected to come to court. Richmond County Magistrate Court Senior Judge William D. Jennings III explained to the Rev. Timothy Fellows that the case was basically over unless he was charged with the same type...

Thefts lead to 1 arrest, 2 firings

...of the Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Clerk's office, the top clerk has been fired. Chief Judge William D. Jennings III said Wednesday that Mandy Rhodes, 29, was fired upon her arrest for stealing from the office, and the clerk...

Lawyer announces his run for judge's seat

...qualified with the Richmond County Republican Party to be a candidate Thursday. He is opposing Democrat incumbent William D. Jennings III, chief judge of Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court. "I feel like I have the experience and the temperament...

Man faces additional charges

...may face armed robbery and other charges in state court. On Wednesday, Richmond County Civil Court Chief Judge William D. Jennings III ruled probable cause existed to send the case against Tommy Cotton to the grand jury for possible indictment...