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  • TitleMax Update: $296,000

    May 26, 2009 --

    TitleMax of Georgia, one of the state’s largest car title pawn companies, filed five more campaign disclosures after our report last week. With those filings, TitleMax has now disclosed — for the first time — $296,000 in political contributions since July 1, 2006. There were 195 donations in that period; in each case, failure to […]

    Fayette politician asked to resolve pot charge at scene, deputy reports

    Fayette politician asked to resolve pot charge at scene, deputy reports
    May 26, 2009 --

    By JIM WALLS May 26, 2009 — Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan (right) looked flushed, pale and “extremely nervous” when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over Saturday. “Horgan’s hands began to shake, and his voice began to tremble in conversation,” Deputy Justin Storm reported. Not surprising, it would seem, since the deputy found marijuana and […]

    BankTracker uses public data to sort out troubled banks

    May 26, 2009 --

    Georgia leads the nation in bank failures. What better time to chat up a Web site that uses public records to analyze the strength of every bank in America? BankTracker calculates and publishes a “troubled asset ratio” for every bank, as well as other key financial information, all derived from public filings with the Federal […]