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May 22

May 22, 2012 --

Lax enforcement in personal care homes ACLU alleges right violations at several state detention centers Governor’s appointee quits over state lease Public money finds back do0r to private schools Conservative groups challenge House speaker on ethics Chattahoochee makes ‘most endangered’ list Common Cause cites cost hikes, political donations from airport vendors Report: Gwinnett animal shelter euthanized […]

Nov. 11

November 11, 2011 --

Fraudulent homophobic robocalls alleged in Milton election Upson County commissioner indicted

Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio

Boxill & subject of $183K fraud probe flew to Rio
September 27, 2010 --

Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill and a county employee who was under investigation for fraud attended a professional conference in Rio de Janeiro this year shortly after officials allegedly shelved the inquiry. Boxill and Cheryl Estes, a program manager in the Human Services Department, were among five Fulton County officials at the U.N. World Urban […]

July 2

July 2, 2010 --

Trooper: UGA athletic director tried to bargain way out of DUI arrest Bannister cleared of DUI; Gwinnett sheriff on defensive Teens in non-profit campaigned for Oxendine Columbus mayor axes $500K program amid Parks & Rec probe Judge to Oxendine in ’91: You’re an abomination Court revives lawsuit against ex-Clayton County DA Cobb orders candidate to […]

Ethics case on hold after Fulton commissioner challenges board’s powers

Ethics case on hold after Fulton commissioner challenges board's powers
June 24, 2010 --

The Fulton County Ethics Board has placed its yearlong investigation of County Commissioner Lynne Riley on hold, after her attorney filed a last-minute lawsuit challenging the board’s jurisdiction. Board chairman Donald P. Edwards said the six complainants against Riley deserve swift resolution, and the board prides itself on speedy, sound decision-making. In this case, he said, “Commissioner Riley has been an exception to that expeditiousness.”

May 19

May 19, 2010 --

Georgia tops US in coal imports Critics: Ga. Power’s conservation programs fall short Eye of IRS on UGA Barrow tops House in tax-paid messages to constituents Secretary of State hopefuls blame Kemp in tech glitch GBI raids Upson County commissioner’s funeral home Gwinnett court takes different tack for probation contract Kia supplier Sewon America faces […]

April 24

April 24, 2010 --

Judge’s sex talk swept under the robe? ATL mayor seeks massive rollback of pension benefits Vote to eliminate tax credit to poor dismays critics Early reports acknowledge some CRCT cheating Mohawk settlement could spark more illegal-worker lawsuits McIntosh County commissioner indicted for perjury Twiggs judge testifies on alleged misconduct

March 17

March 17, 2010 --

Two candidates for governor had teaching certificates suspended — for misconduct with female students Stephens Co. deputy who shot pastor had no arrest power With dollars scarce, lobbying is intense DeKalb prosecutor closes probe of ex-Clayton police chief ATL Citizen Review Board frustrated with mayor, APD Alpharetta councilman exonerated, ethics charge dropped Citizens contact GBI […]

Ethics panel rejects Pitts consent order, heads to court

Ethics panel rejects Pitts consent order, heads to court
February 17, 2010 --

Robb Pitts and the State Ethics Commission are headed to court to settle an 8-year-old dispute over excessive and unreported campaign loans. The commission Monday rejected a proposed consent order that would have closed the matter with Pitts paying no fine and no restitution. Commission members were told Pitts could still win in court and wind up with no penalty or finding of responsibility. Kent Alexander, a former federal prosecutor, said he’d rather lose in court “than have the commission say an elected official who is an experienced campaigner violates the rules” and gets away with it.

Sept. 18

September 18, 2009 --

Study: Legislators’ portfolios perform abnormally well … Grady dialysis patients may not get care in other states … Questions surround developer’s donation to Richmond County commissioner … East Point mayor cleared of allegations of lying Oglethorpe County school money misused … Glynn County grand jury faults DA’s office … After a year, Rockdale ethics study […]

A. Reginald Eaves

A. Reginald Eaves
September 6, 2009 --

A. Reginald Eaves, now a candidate for the Atlanta City Council, hit the headlines three decades ago over a police cheating scandal. He hit the slammer 10 years later after a federal jury convicted him of taking bribes as a Fulton County commissioner. For the curious, we have dug up the parole board’s 1998 decision that allows Eaves to vote again and run for office (but no guns, Reggie).

Fayette politician asked to resolve pot charge at scene, deputy reports

Fayette politician asked to resolve pot charge at scene, deputy reports
May 26, 2009 --

By JIM WALLS May 26, 2009 — Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan (right) looked flushed, pale and “extremely nervous” when a sheriff’s deputy pulled him over Saturday. “Horgan’s hands began to shake, and his voice began to tremble in conversation,” Deputy Justin Storm reported. Not surprising, it would seem, since the deputy found marijuana and […]