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July 24

July 24, 2010 --

Cobb public safety director has Wednesday deadline to prove military record FDIC: Real estate push sank cash-rich bank Madison Co. superintendent embroiled in scandal Election investigation under way in Brooks County Congressman’s press secretary apologizes for Keown letter

July 23

July 23, 2010 --

Troy Davis lawyers ask judge to weigh rejected evidence Foster care abuse & neglect up in Fulton & DeKalb SunTrust arm fined for unsuitable trades Port Wentworth official on probation for saying heckler ‘should have been aborted’ Facing elimination, ex-Clayton police chief retires Forsyth ethics complaint stirs candidate changes Ex-cop convicted in connection to Polk […]

July 22

July 22, 2010 --

NCAA will make ‘inquiry’ at UGA Mary Norwood sues to challenge Fulton Co. Elections Board Christian student alleges religious bias by Augusta State Judge orders Army to restore firm’s Fort Benning contract Perdue appoints cousin to Ports Authority board White House, USDA chief apologize to Sherrod & offer her new job Ex-Fulton deputy pleads guilty […]

July 21

July 21, 2010 --

USDA reconsiders firing of Ga. official over speech on race Workers sue Muscogee Co. schools alleging race bias Augusta Tech warned over faculty report

July 20

July 20, 2010 --

Ex-airport manager claims mayoral cronyism influenced contract DeKalb schools overspent on lawyers USDA official resigns after bias claim Ethics Commission pushes forward with Oxendine subpoenas Leaders of failed banks could face lawsuits Cobb school board member wants $41K recall reimbursement Missing equipment added to Gwinnett police narcotics probe Did UGA commit NCAA violations at ‘Dawg […]

Simons lobbies lawmakers, raises $$$ for them, too

Simons lobbies lawmakers, raises $$$ for them, too
July 20, 2010 --

Lobbyists, more than anything else, sell access to politicians. Political fund-raisers sell candidates on their ability to generate boodles of campaign cash, frequently from donors that want, well, access to politicians. Put the two jobs together, and you get Dave Simons.

July 19

July 19, 2010 --

Georgia’s health plan almost out of money Fulton pays more to train judges Fort Benning alleges fraud in property management contract Rugmaker accused of asking too much immigration proof

July 18

July 18, 2010 --

Computer glitch costs Ga. taxpayers

July 16

July 17, 2010 --

Oxendine donors deny link to favorable directive Ethics panel: Corporations may campaign for candidates Jury awards $88,500 in turtle case Ex-Clayton Co. chief seeks grand jury investigation of demotion Forsyth Co. planning director might face discipline for misconduct

July 17

July 17, 2010 --

Newton Co. principal resigns after investigation Opinion: Bias claims against ATL cheating probe unfounded Orbitz to pay Columbus $450K settlement

Fulton judge clears way for Oxendine ethics hearing

Fulton judge clears way for Oxendine ethics hearing
July 16, 2010 --

The State Ethics Commission has every right to issue subpoenas as it investigates ethics allegations against gubernatorial candidate John Oxendine, a judge ruled today. The decision clears the way for investigators to get a better idea of any communication between 10 Alabama political action committees and the source of $120,000 in apparently illegal political contributions.

Fried chicken, Krispy Kreme and lobbying under ethics scrutiny

July 16, 2010 --

Last December, a $500 donation could buy a ticket to a fundraiser featuring “Bojangles’ Fried Chicken, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, And Mel Watt, of course!” Two days later, Congressman Watt (D-N.C.) withdrew a provision from the House’s financial reform bill that would have regulated loans from car dealers. Fund-raisers by Watt, Georgia’s  Tom Price and several other congressmen are the subject of ethics investigations, The New York Times reports today.