Court Items

The Gazette
August 22, 1900

At 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon judge Dawkins called court to order, all the officers being at their posts. He appointed J. G. Trimble foreman of the grand jury and the panel was completed as follows: W. F. Grafton, H. A. Johnson, M. L. Davis, J. P. Kirkpatrick, T. C. Atkinson, J. E. Roark, M. R. Odom, S. A. Graves, J. L. Boulware, J. C. Rockett, J. M. Dawkins. Judge Dawkins delivered a strong and impressive charge to the grand jury, after which they repaired to their room to deliberate upon matters that might come before them.

The appeal docket was set for trial for next Friday, and the probate docket for Saturday, 25th inst.

J. A. Lowery was fined $5 for contempt of court.

George Sharrier pleaded guilty to charge of carrying concealed weapons.

J. A. Lowery was acquitted of charge of retailing liquor without license in two cases.

Burt Ham pleaded guilty to charge of disturbing peace on street.

Andy Claiborne was convicted of charge of carrying concealed weapons, and was fined $25 and costs.

David Norsweather was convicted of charge of assault and battery, and was fined $20 and costs.

Lee Kennedy pleaded guilty to charge of disturbing peace on public highway.

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