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  • Nov. 14

    November 14, 2009 --

    Pennington: APD officers not required to testify before citizen board Ex-Glynn superintendent named in cheating scandal National experts will review Atlanta schools’ test scores City worker says sludge made him sick Chatsworth police investigating bullying allegations after teen’s suicide No answers 2 months after Glynn police shooting School board governance still priority for business Effort […]

    Nov. 13

    November 13, 2009 --

    Driving to Macon: $10.60; flying to Macon with Michael Adams, $1,363.64 Liquidated Ga. insurer pulled coverage at expense of badly injured customers Money questions plague fired Fulton housing director Juveniles caught and released within minutes Judge holds Fulton DA Howard in contempt Probe launched into Cobb school calendar change Whistleblower: Ambulance breakdowns happen often Taxpayers […]

    Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research

    Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research
    November 13, 2009 --

    Over a decade-long period, AstraZeneca paid Chicago’s Michael Reinstein nearly half a million dollars to promote their antipsychotic. However, internal emails show that executives had doubts about Reinstein’s claim that their drug, Seroquel, helped patients lose weight.

    Ga. police agencies fare poorly in statewide open records audit

    November 12, 2009 --

    Georgia law enforcement agencies looked somewhat less than law-abiding when student journalists asked for public records, the Georgia First Amendment Foundation reported this week. Authorities refused students’ requests, charged them excessive fees and grilled them on why they wanted the information. One sheriff complained to the president of Mercer University.

    Nov. 12

    November 12, 2009 --

    A tale of two trips: UGA Prez Michael Adams’ excellent adventure(s) Fulton DA has confrontation with judge Four Glynn County educators banned for a year in test cheating scandal Federal court closes case of former UGA journalism dean UGA claims stimulus saved 1,700 jobs. Oh, really? Runoff or not? Dispute brews in Clarkston mayor’s race […]

    Nov. 11

    November 11, 2009 --

    Lawsuit claims prison guard got away with inmate rape ATL mayoral candidate explains late tax payments Special prosecutor sought to investigate N.Ga. judge Six more educators in test scandal may face sanctions Case could decide whether Ga. can afford the death penalty

    Has funding shortage tainted Pike County death penalty prosecution?

    November 10, 2009 --

    Is a funding shortage for public defenders sufficient to toss a death penalty prosecution? The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments on that question today. Jamie Ryan Weis, accused in February 2006 of beating and killing Catherine King in her Pike County home, contends a state funding shortage has denied him a proper defense. Weis’s […]

    Nov. 10

    November 10, 2009 --

    Ga. insurer loaned $10M to CEO before being liquidated Imperial Sugar won’t discuss yearlong probe of 2008 refinery disaster N. Ga. judge charged with misconduct Former midstate judge charged with sexual battery Winder teacher sues, forced to resign over Facebook page Grand jury selected for Gwinnett land deals Judge tosses suit against Fulton Development Authority […]

    Ex-Rep. Charles A. Thomas Jr.: 6 years in prison

    November 9, 2009 --

    The Georgia Supreme Court accepted Charles A. Thomas Jr.’s surrender of his law license today. Maybe he can be a “jailhouse lawyer” while he’s serving his six-year prison sentence for theft and forgery. Thomas, a member of the Georgia House from 1979 through 1994, sold title insurance for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. until losing that privilege in 2004. Since then, Thomas continued to offer title insurance to clients, forging the policies and collecting the premiums for himself.

    Nov. 9

    November 9, 2009 --

    Families of fallen, injured firefighters say benefits are delayed, denied Arsenic-treated lumber found in metro ATL parks Time may be up on Clarke County mortgage fraud cases