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  • Feb. 19

    February 19, 2012 --

    Affluent students benefit most from Georgia’s full scholarship Tax dollars boost top salaries at scholarship funds Teachers named in cheating case may get another 1-year contract Inmates at NW Ga. prison settle lawsuit against guards Analysis: Salary savings marginal from Augist government reorganization DFCS confirms recent upswing in kids’ deaths Wilcox Co. sheriff indicted for […]

    Feb. 17

    February 17, 2012 --

    Senate Rules Committee: The road to kill the ethics bill? Legislators level mismanagement claims at ethics commission Panel investigating 6 to 8 Georgia judges on ‘very serious charges’ More pets died on Delta than any other airline Tenants claim N. Ga. pastor is a slumlord Rural phone subsidy on the block Opinion: Breathtakingly bad approach […]

    Little back-up found for waste charges leveled at ethics panel

    Little back-up found for waste charges leveled at ethics panel
    February 17, 2012 --

    Rep. Ed Rynders charged the state ethics commission last week with wasteful spending even though he and House budget officials knew little or nothing about some of the details, interviews with state officials show. Nevertheless, the agency’s critics did not retreat, while acknowledging that they really didn’t know enough in some cases to render an opinion. “Until you have the detail, it’s kinda hard to say whether it was a good or bad management decision,” House Budget Director Martha Wigton said.

    Feb. 14

    February 14, 2012 --

    Muscogee prison investigation finds gross misconduct, abuse, sexual relationships Infection rate too high in 7 Georgia hospitals Line between megachurch and Eddie Long’s estate is murky PARKatlanta writing fraudulent tickets Lobbyist handouts not fully disclosed Atlanta Housing Authority commissioners investigated Construction industry unaffected by illegal immigration law More APS educators barred from classroom Advocates push […]

    Teen: Guards incited fights at Rome youth detention center

    Teen: Guards incited fights at Rome youth detention center
    February 13, 2012 --

    Haley Bonds says she did everything she could think of to protect her 16-year-old daughter from the beatdown she was expecting at a youth jail in Northwest Georgia. Yet, just 20 minutes after a supervisor assured her Whitney Bonds would be safe, another officer called Haley to say her daughter was “bleeding out” and being rushed to the emergency room. Two months later, Whitney says guards at the Rome RYDC used bribes of food to set one youth against another. “It’s like they’re dogfighting these kids,” her mother said.