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Ethics case on hold after Fulton commissioner challenges board’s powers

Ethics case on hold after Fulton commissioner challenges board's powers
June 24, 2010 --

The Fulton County Ethics Board has placed its yearlong investigation of County Commissioner Lynne Riley on hold, after her attorney filed a last-minute lawsuit challenging the board’s jurisdiction. Board chairman Donald P. Edwards said the six complainants against Riley deserve swift resolution, and the board prides itself on speedy, sound decision-making. In this case, he said, “Commissioner Riley has been an exception to that expeditiousness.”

June 24

June 24, 2010 --

Someone’s lying: Witnesses back off testimony against Troy Davis Fulton Commissioner Riley sues ethics board Competition is good for everything — except the Ga. ballot Arora no longer representing indicted ex-DeKalb schools’ COO Wieland Homes settles discrimination suit Cobb school board chair: ‘Nothing done illegally’ Brunswick chief fired for misleading mayor, city manager Citizens: Henry […]

June 23

June 23, 2010 --

Witnesses back off testimony against Troy Davis Forsyth official on leave while racy emails are reviewed Cobb school board admits illegal vote

June 22

June 22, 2010 --

Questions raised about Sen. Balfour’s relationship with lobbyist Georgia loses $2.4M in federal transit money Investigation into N.Ga. judge started with jewelry theft DeKalb admits addresses deleted from 911 HUD says Augusta must pay back home grants ATL test cheating report delayed again Grade tampering reported at Savannah’s Beach High PACs stick with incumbents

John Douglas, Public Service Commission candidate: $113,136

John Douglas, Public Service Commission candidate: $113,136
June 22, 2010 --

John F. Douglas, a three-term state senator from Social Circle, says he made $113,000 and change last year. That includes his salaries as a legislator ($31,741, including per diem) and as a field rep for the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, military retirement and his wife’s salary.

Law, ethics agencies kiss & make up over case backlog

Law, ethics agencies kiss & make up over case backlog
June 21, 2010 --

In 2003, Fulton County Sheriff Jackie Barrett accepted three $10,000 campaign contributions – far exceeding the legal limit — from donors in Florida. Each had received loans from a $2 million investment of public funds by Barrett. A broker who steered the investment, and the chief deputy who took $10,000 from him, both went to federal prison. But Barrett still awaits the outcome of a 6-year-old ethics investigation. In 2008, dozens of disputed ethics cases like Barrett’s were backed up. Today, officials say, the backlog is almost cleared up.

Ethics panel cancels Oxendine hearing, waits on judge’s ruling

Ethics panel cancels Oxendine hearing, waits on judge's ruling
June 21, 2010 --

Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s much-awaited ethics hearing was postponed today, but it may still be held before the July 20 Republican primary.

June 21

June 21, 2010 --

‘Iron pipeline’ carries guns from Jonesboro to NY ATL water quality still in question despite spending $3.4B The illegal alien who escaped prosecution

June 20

June 21, 2010 --

Desperate psychiatric patients wait Opinion: Athens- Clarke leaders violate spirit of open meetings law DA: ‘Insufficient evidence’ to charge West Point councilman with vote fraud

June 19

June 19, 2010 --

Mental retardation burden of proof in death cases ruled unconstitutional Metro principal cleared in CRCT probe FDIC: Real estate loans, poor underwriting doomed Buckead Community Bank Ethics Commission accused of contempt as Oxendine saga rolls on Catoosa judges on leave but not suspended

June 18

June 18, 2010 --

100 ATL school employees implicated in CRCT cheating scandal University System’s chancellor sucked into BP oil disaster Peach State car insurance expensive Judge limits Ethics Commission hearing into Oxendine NLRB blocks union vote at Coca-Cola Enterprises

Michael Mills, Angela Moore, Georganna Sinkfield, candidates for Secretary of State: ????

June 18, 2010 --

We can’t say for sure for sure how much these three earned last year. That’s because they have neglected to file the disclosure report required of candidates for secretary of state. The disclosures were due May 7 — a week after they qualified to run for secretary of state.