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  • June 7

    June 7, 2009 --

    Schools lax on vaccinations Student rolls don’t add up

    Josh Kenyon

    Josh Kenyon
    June 6, 2009 --

    Josh Kenyon has been scared straight. With the federal pen now five years behind him, the former chief of staff for Fulton County Commission Chairman Mitch Skandalakis is helping the man who put him in jail teach corporate ethics. Kenyon lost his job, his wife, his family and his law license after serving six months […]

    Sallie Brewer, ex-Bryan County school superintendent: $185,935

    June 6, 2009 --

    The Bryan County school board will shell out that much to the dismissed school superintendent, the Savannah Morning News reports. Brewer was asked to hit the road in February. The sum includes $67,000 just for unused vacation — a contract sweetener that some board members regret.

    June 6

    June 6, 2009 --

    Whistleblower says Imperial told him not to describe danger at doomed plant Austin Scott: Regents shouldn’t be doing business with University System Past criminal case crops up in suit between Augusta center, ex-director

    Ron Sailor

    Ron Sailor
    June 5, 2009 --

    Where to begin? Sailor is serving a 63-month sentence in federal prison in West Virginia. He was charged in December 2007 after offering to launder $375,000 in “drug money” that actually came from an undercover federal agent. While he was awaiting sentencing, Sailor defrauded the Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, where he […]

    Atlanta judge draws private discipline for DUI

    Atlanta judge draws private discipline for DUI
    June 5, 2009 --

    Atlanta Municipal Judge Andrew Mickle drew a private reprimand from the state Judicial Qualifications Commission for a March 2008 DUI arrest. The terms of the punishment are sealed. Mickle refused to take a breath or blood test at the scene of his arrest, which could have cost him his driver’s license for a year or […]

    GOP election officials go toe-to-toe on citizen checks

    GOP election officials go toe-to-toe on citizen checks
    June 5, 2009 --

    Republicans on the State Election Board waded into a virtual GOP smackdown this week as they argued over Georgia’s controversial citizenship checks for potential voters. At issue: Justice Department findings, reported this week, that African-Americans were 60 percent more likely than whites to be flagged by the state’s citizen-verification process, which it described as “error-laden.” […]

    June 5

    June 5, 2009 --

    Gwinnett land deal stalls after DA’s threat Legislators challenge Cobb tax valuations

    Pam Stephenson’s law degree questioned in ex-CEO’s lawsuit

    Pam Stephenson's law degree questioned in ex-CEO's lawsuit
    June 4, 2009 --

    State Rep. Pam Stephenson (right), chair of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, insists she has a law degree, even though a registrar says the school transcript does not show it. The proof, it would seem, is not in the pudding, but in a sealed envelope tucked away in a file cabinet on the fifth floor of […]

    Former Conyers Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty

    June 3, 2009 --

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/3/09 CONTACT:  Patrick Crosby,  (404)581-6016, http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/ FAX (404)581-6160 FORMER CONYERS HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR PLEADS GUILTY Defendant Stole Over $100,000 in HUD Money, Mostly for Her Personal Use Atlanta, GA – KRISTI KIRKUS WILSON, 44, of Conyers, Georgia, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to theft of U.S. Housing and Urban […]

    Vital Records chief ‘paranoid’ about job — here’s why

    Vital Records chief 'paranoid' about job -- here's why
    June 3, 2009 --

    Georgia’s $96,000-a-year vital records director was “very paranoid about his job and was always afraid that he was going to lose it,” a GBI investigative report says. Now we know why. The GBI file, released Tuesday, shows co-workers found six boxes of unprocessed paperwork in director Richard Wheat’s office over spring break, and even more […]

    Ex-Chattooga County judge facing possible $100K fine

    Ex-Chattooga County judge facing possible $100K fine
    June 3, 2009 --

    The State Elections Board hasn’t decided an alleged vote-fixing case in Chattooga County yet, but they sure sounded Tuesday like they want to drop the hammer on former State Court Judge Carlton Vines (right). “We’re looking at basically a $100,000 fine,” board member Randy Evans said, drawing a gasp from spectators in the packed room. […]