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Ex-Fulton sheriff skates on $40K in illegal donations

Ex-Fulton sheriff skates on $40K in illegal donations
November 4, 2011 --

Eight years after the fact, former Fulton County Sheriff Jacqueline Barrett is off the hook for accepting $40,000 in illegal campaign contributions that played a part in her removal from office. The Georgia Campaign Finance Commission, acknowledging procedural errors, dismissed a complaint over the donations, which were associated with a shaky $7.2 million investment made with money under her control.

GA’s juvenile justice chief stepping down

GA's juvenile justice chief stepping down
November 4, 2011 --

Amy Howell, the first woman to head the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, is stepping down after just 10 months on the job. Gov. Nathan Deal has named her general counsel for the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities to help oversee a federal mental health settlement.

Nov. 3

November 3, 2011 --

Five ATL schools placed under state direction Company slammed for giving jobs to inmates serving life Lawmakers grill TSA over Atlanta airport security breach Audit: PSC does little to protect Georgians from bogus movers Third worker says Cain harassed her Albany mayor looks into chase policy after death East Point auditing to ensure sewer charges […]

Nov. 2

November 2, 2011 --

DeKalb misspent $40M meant for greenspace Cain profited from campaign business with company Brother of ATL mayor driving city vehicles illegally Safer day-care facilities become mom’s push Feds to investigate civil rights claim against Gwinnett schools Former McIntosh Co. sheriff indicted Supreme Court hears appeal in suit against Dougherty Co. prosecutors  

U.S. glossed over airport X-ray cancer concerns

November 2, 2011 --

A 1998 safety panel was reassured X-ray body scanners wouldn’t see widespread use. Today, despite having a safer alternative that the U.S. government deems highly effective, the Transportation Security Administration is marching millions of airline passengers through the scanners, parting ways with European countries that concluded radiation from routine airport use poses a health risk.