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Sept. 14

September 14, 2010 --

ATL school board votes out chairman, vice chairman State revoking permit of hospice linked to Oxendine Cobb withdraws $800-a-day contract for retired elections chief Widow sues Spalding Co. EMTs alleging wrongful death Cobb grand jury: Review court reporters’ compensation Grady dialysis deal finalized 3rd arrest made in Columbus Parks & Rec probe

Sept. 13

September 13, 2010 --

MARTA audit shows wasted money Zoo Atlanta told to review protocols after venomous snake’s escape Analysis: Abuse charges show how tables now turned on GOP

Sept. 12

September 13, 2010 --

MARTA plan contributed to financial woes Warnings of Augusta VA patients’ risk discounted Cobb diverts lighting funds Chatham Co. high-risk caseload laps national standard

Ga. polls still not safe from absentee abuses

September 13, 2010 --

Georgia spent five years and countless dollars to win federal consent for a plan for citizenship checks for voters. Partisans dispute the value of the new mandate, which the feds approved a few weeks back. Supporters argue it blocks illegal aliens from corrupting our elections. Critics keep up the fight in court, railing about disenfranchising […]

Did partisan $$$ swing non-partisan mayor’s race?

Did partisan $$$ swing non-partisan mayor's race?
September 12, 2010 --

Countless Atlantans volunteered for Kasim Reed last fall, helping a second-place candidate win the top job in city government. But, in a tight nonpartisan race, partisan campaigning may have been the critical ingredient that vaulted him past Mary Norwood. The Georgia Democratic Party spent at least $165,000 to attack her and contribute to an unprecedented 8 percent jump […]

Sept. 11

September 11, 2010 --

DeKalb Co.employees double-dipping Fired 911 operator sues Fulton Co. for $10.5M Some MARTA debt downgraded EPD proposes end to reporting of ‘non-major’ spills

Sept. 10

September 10, 2010 --

Sanford Bishop steered scholarships to family Disabled Georgians sue over program cuts DeKalb: ‘Accreditation is safe’; lawmakers not so sure State Board of Education adopts governance, ethics standards Still no sale of Golf Hall property DA names special prosecutor for Warner Robins councilman

Feds reducing deportation risk for many undocumented immigrants

Feds reducing deportation risk for many undocumented immigrants
September 10, 2010 --
As the Obama administration tries to increase the number of criminals it deports, it’s lowering the risk of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants who’ve lived in the country for long periods without committing crimes. The new approach might also undermine a controversial program that allows several metro Atlanta sheriffs to detain and process illegal immigrants for deportation.

Citizen panel: 24 ATL cops mistreated Eagle Bar patrons

September 9, 2010 --

Police should take action against 24 officers for improperly detaining dozens of patrons at the Atlanta Eagle gay bar in a 2009 raid, a citizen oversight panel said tonight. Recommendations for discipline should wait while investigators determine officers’  levels of blame, the Atlanta Citizen Review Board decided. But several members agreed when board chair Joy Morrissey said the maximum possible penalty  — a three-day suspension — would not be enough. “Amen,” one member added.

Sept. 9

September 9, 2010 --

Firm linked to Barnes did state business ATL overhauls beleaguered water dept. in wake of billing fiasco Perdue names Teilhet to lead troubled public defender system Judge upholds Fayette commissioner’s ethics violations Questionable commuting expense costing ATL taxpayers Rockdale candidate has history of court cases Workers voice ills outside Augusta VA hospital Warner Robins mayor […]

Opinion: Time’s a-wastin’ on fund to preserve and create jobs

Opinion: Time's a-wastin' on fund to preserve and create jobs
September 9, 2010 --

Clare Richie, senior analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, warns of the consequences if Congress fails to extend a program that’s created 16,000 jobs in Georgia. The program for needy families expires Sept. 30.

Sept. 8

September 8, 2010 --

Ex-peanut exec back to work after salmonella case DeKalb schools won’t release accreditation papers Attorneys dispute effect of voter ID law Cornelia bank doomed by real estate, lax management Complaint: Police captain ‘cut shirt to reveal bra & cleavage’ ATL’s watershed commissioner resigns Warner Robins audit process raises questions Douglasville judge takes heat for tossing […]