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July 30

July 30, 2011 --

Draft map puts Savannah congressman in another’s district PSC’s Tim Echols defends his travel expenses AG cites Forsyth Co. for Open Meetings violation  

July 29

July 29, 2011 --

Cobb school board accused of violating laws, blacklisting Forest Park councilwoman ousted in chaotic meeting ATL principals say test monitors prevented cheating Ogeechee riverkeeper to sue Screven Co. industry Savannah council coached on open meetings, records laws

Paulding County lawmaker faces $36K federal tax lien

Paulding County lawmaker faces $36K federal tax lien
July 28, 2011 --

State Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock owes more than $36,000 in taxes, interest and penalties, the IRS says. But the debt will not affect her standing as a Georgia legislator. The debt for unpaid payroll taxes was incurred by the Paulding County lawmaker’s failed direct-mail marketing firm, but she said she couldn’t negotiate a settlement until the debt was rolled over to become her personal liability.

July 28

July 28, 2011 --

Prison for profit: Immigration law will boost thriving private-prison industry ATL police tap into Big Brother cameras Doraville city clerk failed to collect millions in taxes, fees Bishop Eddie Long had 5th accuser in sexual misconduct lawsuit Red Dogs’ questionable cavity search could cost ATL $200K Education groups seek clarity in scholarship law Muscogee Co. […]

July 27

July 27, 2011 --

PSC member draws questions over expenses State suspends hearing, lets APS board keep jobs SunTrust subsidiaries fined by regulator

July 26

July 26, 2011 --

How not to build a bus stop: Video of CCT stop where AJ Nelson died Rep. Tom Graves’ failed hotel manager charged with theft Credit probe delays diploma for Bishop Long’s daughter ATL school board sanctioned by attorney general GBI investigating Turner Co. sheriff

July 24

July 24, 2011 --

Video of a lethal injection raises questions about privacy of executions Athens creek’s future remains murky year after massive chemical spill Taxes fall, fares don’t, for Delta & other airlines Ga. Power says it can’t meet EPA deadline

July 23

July 23, 2011 --

Big overhaul coming at state ethics agency Ex-DeKalb cop admits concealing auto theft Employee of ex-Clayton Co. sheriff subpoenaed Chamber president: ‘We should have kicked the door down’ at APS 13 principals named in cheating scandal leave APS Toll lanes: Do they only benefit wealthy drivers? Grant for Athens air service may be cut

Sam Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber prez: $841,602

Sam Williams, Metro Atlanta Chamber prez: $841,602
July 22, 2011 --

Fellow travelers Vincent Fort and Jim Wooten are among those who think Sam Williams, president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, needs to resign over the chamber’s complicity in covering up the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal. If he does, Williams will leave behind an annual salary nearing 7 figures.

July 22

July 22, 2011 --

GDOT employee accused of accepting bribes Report finds no impropriety in Gwinnett schools’ land purchases State asked to halt tax-supported scholarships for private schools ATL ethics officer resigns to take job with GA Supreme Court

July 21

July 21, 2011 --

Panel to punish officials who don’t enforce new immigration law Congressman’s attorney blames lender for loan default UGA pharmacy students lose a year of HOPE funding due to cuts ATL superintendent defiant until the end Judge rejects injunction to prevent tree-cutting by billboard owners Advocate of capital defender system admits errors

July 20

July 20, 2011 --

Deal wants accuser to pay legal fees in ethics cases FBI probing Choctaws’ link to ATL management firm Opinion: GA ethics panel members should stop their political activity Opinion: Who monitors the ethics of the ethics monitors? Gwinnett approves new land-buying rules Blogger wants end to Sherrod’s defamation lawsuit