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Whistleblowers: Homeless money diverted, we lost our jobs

Whistleblowers: Homeless money diverted, we lost our jobs
September 21, 2010 --

Two whistleblowers are preparing to sue Fulton County Manager Zachary Williams, claiming he eliminated their jobs because they reported waste and fraud in county government. The potential plaintiffs told Williams that more than $150,000 in county funds — disguised as payments for homeless shelter supplies — had bought lavish linens, Chiavari wedding chairs and other supplies for an employee’s private event-planning business, their attorney said.

Sept. 20

September 20, 2010 --

Dueling investigations into APS test cheating Investigators of judges seek more funding Former secret test site could become ATL reservoir Top Ga. court sides with ATL cop in shooting

Caucuses’ spending limits fuzzy

Caucuses' spending limits fuzzy
September 20, 2010 --

Former lobbyist Rusty Kidd, voters were told last year, once paid for strippers to entertain legislators on a jaunt to Daufuskie Island, S.C.: “He used young women as a tool to get what he wanted and make money.” The House and Senate Democratic caucuses since last year have spent at least $110,000 on attacks like […]

Sept. 19

September 19, 2010 --

Banks find ways to charge credit card users

Sept. 18

September 18, 2010 --

Deal son-in-law had previous undisclosed bankruptcy Lead plaintiff removed from sex offender registry COO arrested in stimulus-funded wage shortchange Rewarding local companies could cost Gwinnett more Ex-official accused of stealing from UGA institute Hearing appears unlikely for Forsyth Co. official

Sept. 17

September 17, 2010 --

Suicidal often wait days in ER before treatment Deal didn’t disclose $2.85M in loans Ga. 400 toll may not expire as promised Sea Island execs got big bonuses pre-bankruptcy Columbus State provost resigns Riverkeeper moves to block Forsyth Co. discharge permit Clayton Co. DA investigates Lovejoy voter records

2 DeKalb housing officials face ethics probe over donations

2 DeKalb housing officials face ethics probe over donations
September 16, 2010 --

Two DeKalb County housing officials face an ethics inquiry into their requests for charitable and political donations from a developer doing business with their agency. An Oct. 19 hearing is scheduled for Dorothy Williams and former state Rep. George Maddox, both members of the DeKalb County Housing Authority’s board, who asked developer Dave Dixon to give to various causes. Dixon said he or his business gave them each $2,500 for a total of $5,000.

Sept. 16

September 16, 2010 --

DOT must pay $75M in cost overruns DeKalb rejects stimulus bonds Court weighs blame for fatal Bluffton U. bus crash in ATL Savannah principal reassigned after approving grade changes

DeKalb ethics board: No conflict for PATH exec McBrayer

DeKalb ethics board: No conflict for PATH exec McBrayer
September 15, 2010 --

The founder of the PATH Foundation may continue to serve on the board of the DeKalb County Development Authority, the county’s Board of Ethics ruled tonight. DeKalb has paid PATH $8 million since 2004 to manage construction of biking and hiking trails in the county. Neighborhood activists complained that PATH’s executive director, Ed McBrayer, had a conflict of interest because he also serves on the authority’s board.

CDC extends search for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome chief

September 15, 2010 --

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — under a spotlight again for conflicting research on chronic fatigue syndrome — have extended the search  for a scientist to lead research into the disorder. The Atlanta-based agency is looking for someone to take over a branch that, critics say, has resisted and ridiculed outside research that suggesting a correlation between chronic fatigue syndrome and the XMRV retrovirus.

Anti-freeze killer Lynn Turner’s death ruled a suicide

Anti-freeze killer Lynn Turner's death ruled a suicide
September 15, 2010 --

Lynn Turner, facing life without parole for killing both her husband and her boyfriend, took her own life in prison last month, the GBI said today. State Medical Examiner Kris Sperry said Turner took “a lethal level” of a prescribed blood-pressure medication. Her body was found in her prison cell Aug. 30.

Sept. 15

September 15, 2010 --

Deal could face financial insolvency after backing family business 7 other Bishop scholarships drawing scrutiny Five Ga. banks behind on TARP ‘Bodies’ exhibit promoter reaches deal with Missouri AG Athens preservation ordinance ineffective 2nd DeKalb school board member reprimanded Clayton Co. targets double-dipping by tax commissioner’s office