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Cleveland County residents filed 1,303 marriages, while registering 1,442 divorces in 2005, according to statistics released Tuesday by Cleveland County Court Clerk Rhonda Hall.

The marriage total increased from 1,010 in 2004; divorces increased from 1,395 in 2004.

The number of protective orders filed was 708; up from 582 the previous year.

Civil suits above $10,000 were filed 2,055 times in 2005, up from 1,994 in 2004.

Civil suits less than $10,000 numbered 1,848, down from 1,979 in 2004.

Small claims were filed 4,767 times in 2005, up from 4,180 in 2004.

In all, 1,848 felonies were filed in 2005, up from 1,737 in 2004. Misdemeanors numbered 2,475; down from 2,974 in 2004.

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