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DeKalb dismisses 4 firefighters who left scene of fatal blaze

January 29, 2010 --

DeKalb County terminated four firefighters Friday for neglect of duty after finding they had left the scene — without leaving their trucks — of a reported fire that killed an elderly Dunwoody woman.

Embattled judge: Is he a Southern gentleman, or incompetent?

January 29, 2010 --

Jan. 29, 2010 — A system that allows non-lawyers to dispense justice in much of rural Georgia has become a central issue in the possible removal of Twiggs County Probate Judge Ken Fowler. The judge’s lawyer blamed Fowler’s mistakes on a lack of training. But former Attorney General Mike Bowers told the commission that Georgia cannot be “sympathetic for incompetence.”

Jan. 29

January 29, 2010 --

Oxendine: Give State Ethics Commission its independence Augusta judge rules hearing, jail sentence unlawful in private probation case North Carolina invests, wins rail money; Georgia doesn’t Cobb school board in the dark on grand jury investigation Navy sued to halt training near endangered whales