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  • Georgia Southern returns Staton’s $$$, wants the full monty

    June 30, 2011 --

    Georgia Southern University has rebuffed state Sen. Cecil Staton, demanding full payment for the school’s share of radio broadcast revenue and rejecting his effort to cut the debt in half. The university said Staton, who chairs the Senate committee overseeing its budget, still owes $53,000 and change.

    June 30

    June 30, 2011 --

    Deal ditches rules in hiring spokesman’s girlfriend Missing Yerkes monkey prompts visit by feds DeKalb delays land deal to seek better price DeKalb administrator-author accepts 10-day suspension

    Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness

    Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness
    June 29, 2011 --

    A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While the deficiencies don’t pose an immediate risk and are relatively easy to fix, critics say they could complicate the response to a major disaster and point to a weakness in NRC oversight. The findings include deficiencies at Plant Hatch and Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

    Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway

    Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway
    June 29, 2011 --

    Sen. Cecil Staton‘s broadcasting company paid Georgia Southern University more than $24,000 yesterday, just hours before he denounced a report that it had breached its contract to broadcast the school’s football games. Staton lashed out at a broadcast report on the matter as “the worst side of sloppy journalism.” He did not respond to questions about the check that he sent on the same day the story aired.

    June 29

    June 29, 2011 --

    Ga. Southern says Sen. Staton owes it $52K Report: ATL cops lied about gay bar raid Regulators let bank inspection schedule slide Inner circle ran Columbus basketball, other divisions suffered Justice OKs bill allowing removal of school boards en masse DNR board delays coal plant’s emission controls

    Ga. goes commando, leaves interstate compact for juveniles

    Ga. goes commando, leaves interstate compact for juveniles
    June 28, 2011 --

    Georgia’s juvenile court judges face a new, unprecedented set of challenges that could separate kids from their parents and make the state an “asylum” for runaway delinquents. As of Friday, Georgia will have no way to track down juvenile offenders who run away to avoid arrest or to return other states’ offenders who’ve fled to Georgia.

    June 28

    June 28, 2011 --

    Judge tosses FTC complaint against Phoebe Putney Hospital merger

    June 27

    June 27, 2011 --

    House speaker scrambles to pay late taxes Lawsuit: Home Depot violated Buy American Act Worker noticed lax cash handling long before Columbus scandal broke

    June 26

    June 26, 2011 --

    Honored doc faces accusers over role in executions City workers knew all about corruption at Columbus Parks & Rec Cherokee Co. schools charge $324K for public info request

    June 25

    June 25, 2011 --

    Judge rejects Cobb EMC effort to rehire Brown ATL city clerk faces more accusations Ex-Morrow councilman indicted over ‘Olde Towne’ role

    June 24

    June 24, 2011 --

    Isakson: Give whistleblower status to Peace Corps volunteers FAA proposes $250K fine for AirTran

    Feds indict failed bank’s lawyer for alleged $5M scam

    June 24, 2011 --

    A lawyer and two top executives allegedly made more than $5 million by defrauding the Stockbridge bank that employed them, prosecutors said today. Robert E. Maloney Jr., once in-house counsel for FirstCity Bank, is accused of conspiring with the bank’s president and senior loan officer to secure loans to borrowers who were buying property that one of them owned.