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  • Bogus ‘Obama mom’ grants lure students

    Bogus 'Obama mom' grants lure students
    July 25, 2010 --

    By SHARONA COUNTS/ProPublica After being laid off from her job as a high school teacher in Dayton, Ohio, Nicole Massey decided to go back to college. For months, she scoured the Web for ways to fund her tuition, while supporting her 10-year-old son, Tyler. So when ads turned up in Massey’s inbox claiming that President […]

    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