Private Probation Found Constitutional

Private Probation Found Constitutional

In the long-awaited decision regarding the constitutionality of private misdemeanor probation, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Monday affirming that private probation is legal, though in several other instances the court found against Sentinel Offender Services, the private probation company at the center of the private probation controversy here in Georgia and in a […]

Waiting on the Edge

Waiting on the Edge

Though the construction of Columbia County’s $1.5 million BMX track and skatepark has been a long, slow process for those anxious for the project’s completion, officials say the new facilities, located behind the stadium field at Blanchard Woods Park, are very close to opening. But waiting hasn’t been easy. “I just got to a point […]

Warming The Bench In Augusta

Warming The Bench In Augusta

Seven months. That’s how long Augusta mayor-elect Hardie Davis has had to sit on the sidelines and watch the current mayor and commission conduct the city’s business. Even though Davis was elected in May with almost 75 percent of the vote, he has been forced to quietly wait to take office while commissioners approved a […]