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...

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...

Politics off to roaring start in 2013

...and Super District 9 Commissioner Marion Williams; and Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court Chief Judge William D. Jennings III swore in District 7 Commissioner Donnie Smith.The commission then elected Commissioner Corey Johnson as mayor...

Augusta Commission members love to travel at taxpayers' expense

...charges against the man, Paul Holloway, and obtained a restraining order.On Friday, the two men went before William D. Jennings III, chief judge of Richmond County Magistrate and Civil Court. Holloway's attorney, Bill Sussman, said there...

Augusta Housing's public-private match fails to materialize

...Various officers of the court presented their 2014 budget requests to city commissioners last week. Among them was William D. Jennings III, the chief judge of Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court, who never fails to entertain."As chief judge...

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...