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June 14

June 14, 2009 --

Oxendine donors previously used controversial tactics GBI files complaint over judge’s conduct Suspension rates for black students out of line, says NAACP

Merle Temple

Merle Temple
June 13, 2009 --

Maybe fate landed Merle Temple in Memphis. After all, the former Georgia deputy school superintendent professes a love of Elvis. … and a few other things. But he won’t be seeing Graceland anytime soon, even if it is just 18 miles away. Temple is serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for a scheme to award […]

Arthur Ferdinand: $325,846

June 13, 2009 --

Fulton County’s tax commissioner. He earns a base pay of $124,105, but also pockets $200,000 in additional fees from Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek for collecting those cities’ taxes, according to Richard Belcher’s excellent report on WSB-TV.

June 13

June 13, 2009 --

DeKalb: Campaign donations go to official with influence over key tax break Cheating scandal sparks rule change Twiggs County judge accused of misconduct

Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries chairman: $299,000

June 12, 2009 --

President and chairman of In Touch Ministries. His compensation for the year ending Sept. 30, 2007, was in addition to his undisclosed salary as pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta.

Doug Marchand, Georgia Ports Authority executive: $443,866

June 11, 2009 --

Executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority. His 2007-08 compensation (above) included $54,630 for travel and expenses.

Auditors: Test tampering at schools in ATL, DeKalb, Fulton

June 11, 2009 --

Last fall, DeKalb County school officials could find no improprieties at a Decatur-area elementary where fifth-graders showed phenomenal improvement on a state-mandated math test. Now, state auditors say, the evidence is overwhelming that someone tampered with the tests last summer at Atherton Elementary School in DeKalb and three others in Georgia. Auditors believe “someone who […]

June 11

June 11, 2009 --

4 Ga. schools investigated for possible CRCT cheating Emory psychiatrist reprimanded over outside work Private prisons for immigrants lack accountability, oversight Fayette commissioner asked to resign over pot charge

Developer seeking tax break gave $45K to DeKalb political races

June 10, 2009 --

The developer asking DeKalb County for a controversial $52 million tax break dumped $45,800 into the 2008 political campaigns of the officials who may make the call. The buzz in DeKalb has centered on nearly $20,000 in donations by The Sembler Co., its executives and family members, to school board member Gene Walker. Walker, who […]

Roxanne Spillett, Boys & Girls Clubs president: $981,984

June 10, 2009 --

President of the non-profit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, headquartered in Atlanta. Her 2007 compensation included $363,000 in supplemental executive retirement benefits.

June 10

June 10, 2009 --

Nathan Deal, David Scott among congressmen most reliant on PAC giving Feds drop election complaint against Vernon Jones SCLC member wants ‘missing’ $1.4 M investigated Atlanta spent thousands to fight claims by 5 injured cops

Harry Johnson (president): $289,645; Richard Marshall (CFO):$203,715; Ed Jackson Jr. (executive architect) $211,374

June 9, 2009 --

The top three officers of the tax-exempt Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation made a combined $704,000 in 2007. The group is raising cash to build a King monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The foundation also paid a “license fee” of $761,160 to Intellectual Properties Management Inc., a for-profit company owned […]