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Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Class action lawsuit to proceed against Sentinel Offender Services

Friday's ruling by Judge Daniel J. Craig means that anyone sentenced for a misdemeanor offense in Columbia County Superior Court may be a party to the lawsuit that seeks to recover from Sentinel ...
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Augusta drunk driver who struck deputy gets prison

Albert Patrick, 62, wasn't sentenced for aggravated assault on an officer or serious injury by vehicle but for violating the conditions of the probation sentence he was serving for possession of ...
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Augusta homicide suspect's statement admissible as evidence

At the conclusion of a hearing Wednesday in Richmond County Superior Court, Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. ruled the videotaped statement was legally obtained, freely given and is admissible as ...
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Plant Vogtle employees sue over overtime wages

Employees working on the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle have filed lawsuits alleging they are forced to work overtime without compensation.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Hospital settles lawsuit with woman raped at facility by nurse's aide

The civil case against Select Specialty Hospital was settled for undisclosed terms on Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Pardon Our Mess: Overgrown grass in Walton Way median

Grass in the median on Walton Way between James Brown Boulevard and 15th Street is often overgrown. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta's Recreation and Parks Department.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Appeals court gets transgender name change cases

A three-judge panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals will soon decide without any input from the state if transgender people have a legal right to change their names to reflect their gender ...
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Augusta woman who recorded mother abusing children pleads to reduced charge

Ponethia Odom, 47, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
By Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Augusta woman arrested on charge of operating personal care home without license

Brenda Lee Nations, 57, was charged with the misdemeanor offense of operating an unlicensed personal care home at 2571 Mount Auburn St.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Woman pleads guilty in Waynesboro home invasion of elderly woman

Iyanna Brown pleaded to charges of armed robbery, home invasion, burglary, kidnapping and hijacking a motor vehicle, said Assistant District Attorney Leah Chalkley.
By Sandy Hodson

Fort Gordon officer linked in child porn probe

An Evans man suspected of downloading child pornography is being held without bond pending a preliminary hearing next week.
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

State Bar seeks attorney disbarment

Two new cases filed with the Georgia Supreme Court seek the disbarment of Augusta-area attorney Christopher Nicholson.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Man accused of killing elderly priest pleads not guilty

The man accused of killing an elderly priest in Burke County entered a not guilty plea Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Augusta mother pleads guilty to child abuse

Mercille D. Jenkins, 26, admitted in Richmond County Superior Court that she beat her 5-year-old son with a large serving spoon after he came home from school with a bad conduct report on May 2.
By Sandy Hodson

2 guards tell court they beat inmate

Two former guards at the Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to deprivations of rights.
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta man pleads guilty in steroid case

Brandon Paquette, 34, pleaded in Richmond County Superior Court to possession of a controlled substance, steroids, with intent to distribute.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Marshall Square defendant agrees to pay penalty

The Columbia County lawsuits contend the Goodman Company is liable because they believe the fire was caused by a defective packaged terminal air conditioner/heater installed in the third-floor ...
By Sandy Hodson

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

5 plead guilty in kidnapping case

The five defendants, ranging in age from 15 to 20, faced the possibility of life in prison if convicted as charged with kidnapping with bodily injury.
By Sandy Hodson

Supreme Court rules in favor of guardian, personal care home owners in will contest

In an opinion released Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a mentally ill, disabled veteran knew what he was doing when he left more than half a million dollars to his custodian and the owners ...
By Sandy Hodson

Augusta area attorney no longer entitled to practice law in Georgia or South Carolina

In an opinion released Monday, the state's highest court acknowledged Timothy Moses admission that he violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.
By Sandy Hodson
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