Opinion: Atlanta airport runs roughshod over cities U.S. case against Imperial Sugar drags on Former Cobb commissioner charged with felony theft
Maj. Pearlene Williams, chief of staff for Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington, is under investigation in DeKalb County, where her son has been serving time for a 2007 pawn shop killing. Court records show the DeKalb district attorney opened a file Wednesday on an allegation that Williams violated her oath of office, a felony, after the DeKalb sheriff forwarded an investigative report. Neither office would discuss the case. But, a spokesman cautioned, “She hasn’t been charged. She hasn’t been indicted.”
Massive N.J. corruption sting targets mayors, legislators, rabbis
The DeKalb County school board has dropped a suit seeking to block a controversial tax break sought by the Sembler Co. But the board still wants a say on any tax abatement being considered for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based development firm.
Eleven state legislators have filed their 2008 financial disclosures since we pointed out Monday that they had missed the July 1 deadline. Good job, guys. That’s 11 down and 26 to go. The latest filers include state Sen. Ralph Hudgens (right), now a candidate for Georgia insurance commissioner.
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Fired DeKalb police chief Terrell Bolton’s explanation for keeping two seized luxury cars at home in his garage is “absurd,” the county’s district attorney says. Police handling of the two cars might also have violated state law, DA Gwen Keyes Fleming wrote in a March 24 letter. But she said it would not warrant criminal prosecution.
UGA incineration draws fire (pun presumably intended) DeKalb mulling plan to charge sports leagues $100 per field, per day
Group threatens to sue West GA Tech College over classes for illegal immigrants Cobb school attorney wants ‘major’ changes to promote transparency Taylor: Chatham ‘hellhole’ does no good Ex-sheriff accused of stealing $63K
Kurt Stuenkel, the CEO of Floyd Medical Center in Rome earned that much (plus expenses) in FY 2007, according to Georgia Watch.
Monday’s firing of the DeKalb County recreation director, ostensibly for messing up entries for a state swim meet, actually may have been seven years in the making. Marilyn Boyd Drew was dismissed after her department missed several opportunities to enroll 67 kids in a statewide swimming competition to be held this weekend. But Drew has been accused of job discrimination, based on reverse racial bias, almost as long as she’s been running the department.