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Oct. 22

October 22, 2010 --

Indicted Gwinnett commissioner refuses to resign Attorney challenges ruling by judge facing drug, gun charges Bibb industrial site may go on Superfund list

Flawed bid process hiked income for Deal’s business by $415K

Flawed bid process hiked income for Deal's business by $415K
October 21, 2010 --

A flawed bidding process indirectly allowed Nathan Deal’s Gainesville auto salvage business to nearly double its annual income from state inspections. Procurement records contain nothing to suggest that Deal, then Georgia’s 9th District congressman, or any of his staff members influenced the state’s decision to overturn the bidding. Losing the state contract — and the flat fee paid by vehicle owners — allowed Gainesville Salvage Disposal to earn an extra $415,000.

Oct. 21

October 21, 2010 --

Justice Dept. pushes to move patients out of mental hospitals Gwinnett commissioner accused in $1M bribery case Lawsuit: ATL police erased evidence in Eagle bar raid Donors to Barnes, Deal have interest in casinos, Sunday sales MARTA fiscal watchdog now bankrupt EPA proposed Bibb industrial site for Superfund list

Oct. 20

October 20, 2010 --

Troy Davis must appeal directly to Supreme Court DeKalb DA candidate was suspended by State Bar — twice Publisher of North Fulton’s Beacon newspaper is on candidate’s payroll Marietta schools to close food warehouse, retrain staff Anti-immigration group with alleged ‘Nazi ties’ backed 2 Ga. congressmen State, feds reach mental health settlement Barnes campaign ad […]

Ga. settles suit, pledges to fix community-based mental health care

Ga. settles suit, pledges to fix community-based mental health care
October 19, 2010 --

Georgia today agreed to expand community care to keep thousands of people with mental illness out of its substandard, and sometimes deadly, psychiatric hospitals. The agreement settles a 3-year-old lawsuit brought by the Justice Department after my pals Andy Miller (left) and Alan Judd at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution rolled out a shocking series of stories about the state’s failures in mental health care.

Oct. 19

October 19, 2010 --

Ex-Rep. Nathan Deal paid $245K to aide’s wife ATL school board refuses on 5-4 vote to undo controversial actions ATL school board rejects ethics sanctions against member (who voted against undoing controversial actions) Governor orders probe of Dougherty Co. school system Dwindling fish won’t change reactor plans

Oct. 18

October 18, 2010 --

Fayette bank, developer went down together ATL school board warned of accreditation vulnerability

Oct. 17

October 17, 2010 --

Evidence in Eagle bar lawsuit missing or destroyed Convictions didn’t stop Augusta from hiring applicants Warner Robins e-mails point to more nepotism

Oct. 16

October 17, 2010 --

Politics, alleged conflict at center of charter school funding case Ethics panel calls for sanctions against several educators

Ex-ATL city attorney gives up law license for 6 months

October 16, 2010 --

Former Atlanta City Attorney Clifford Hardwick IV will give up his license for six months for failing to represent a client accused of illegally downloading music. Today’s announcement marked the latest round of intrigue for Hardwick, who had been disciplined twice previously by the State Bar and who was shot and critically injured in a Cascade Road Starbuck’s in 2008.

Oct. 15

October 15, 2010 --

Deal to return excess contributions Officials: Deal granted no favors in road request Roy Barnes amends tax returns Athens-Clarke Commission candidate investigated

Police overseer: ‘I believe … these boys got the crap kicked out of them’

Police overseer: 'I believe ... these boys got the crap kicked out of them'
October 15, 2010 --

An Atlanta police officer should lose three days’ pay for strip-searching a college student who had alleged an earlier beating by his partner, a citizen oversight panel said Thursday. The Atlanta Citizen Review Board said it could not corroborate charges of misconduct in the earlier incident, which left the student with two fractured bones in his face. Police said the student reached for an officer’s gun, but board member Rod Edmond wasn’t buying it:  “I believe in my heart of hearts these boys got the crap kicked out of them.”