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Judge overturns Forsyth County sewage discharge permit

Judge overturns Forsyth County sewage discharge permit
June 3, 2011 --

State environmental officials broke their own rules when they gave Forsyth County a sewage discharge permit that would have unnecessarily polluted the Chattahoochee River, a judge ruled this week. The judge ordered the state to reduce fecal coliform limits by 88 percent and phosphorus limits by 73 percent for new discharges from two Forsyth County sewage treatment plants.

DeKalb housing chief quits as feds continue probe

DeKalb housing chief quits as feds continue probe
June 3, 2010 --

Sterling Bethea, the executive director of the DeKalb County Housing Authority, resigned Tuesday as federal investigators continued to pore over the agency’s financial records. “He just decided that he wanted to move on,” board member George Maddox said, “and to be honest with you we didn’t have a problem with it.”