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Dec. 20

December 20, 2011 --

Accused Brunswick judge to step down from bench 49 implicated in Dougherty County cheating scandal Group accuses Gingrich of illegally profiting from campaign Olens travel tab paid by tobacco lobbyist Open meetings complaints filed against 2 Macon councilmen

May 1

May 1, 2011 --

Glynn judge’s bench now a hot seat Fulton tax commissioner personally profits from fees Sen. Staton looking into ‘Merkleson’ e-mail issue

Finally, 3 years later, trial set for alleged theft of public funds

Finally, 3 years later, trial set for alleged theft of public funds
October 4, 2010 --

Three years ago, a grand jury indicted Davetta Johnson Mitchell, alleging she used seven checks to steal $40,000 in public money. Now, after the case nearly slipped through the cracks, a judge says the former executive director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority will finally get her month in court.

High court suspends Twiggs judge WITH pay

May 14, 2010 --

Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth Fowler was suspended with pay this morning by the Georgia Supreme Court. A state oversight panel pushed for Fowler’s removal last month after he removed two probation officers from his courtroom. Fowler said the two men, who had testified about his courtroom behavior, seemed to have a “vendetta” against him. Overseers argued he was trying to intimidate the men in case they were required to testify in any future proceedings regarding his status as a judge.

April 8

April 8, 2010 --

Supreme Court asked to reconsider death penalty ruling Houston case highlights debate on racial disparity in school discipline Columbus judge who retired amid JQC probe still filling in on bench Fired DeKalb firefighter reinstated Monroe assessor thinks he was fired over commission chairman’s appraisals Groups lobby against English-only driver’s license test Judges weigh ex-players’ suit […]

Embattled judge: Is he a Southern gentleman, or incompetent?

January 29, 2010 --

Jan. 29, 2010 — A system that allows non-lawyers to dispense justice in much of rural Georgia has become a central issue in the possible removal of Twiggs County Probate Judge Ken Fowler. The judge’s lawyer blamed Fowler’s mistakes on a lack of training. But former Attorney General Mike Bowers told the commission that Georgia cannot be “sympathetic for incompetence.”

No written report in DeKalb’s $325-an-hour suicide inquiry

No written report in DeKalb's $325-an-hour suicide inquiry
May 22, 2009 --

DeKalb County school officials have no written record of the investigation that exonerates school employees in the April 16 suicide of a Dunaire Elementary fifth-grader. Retired judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore (right) said Wednesday that she found “no evidence of bullying” after interviewing dozens of teachers, parents and students at Dunaire. The mother of 11-year-old […]