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Pumpkingate remains in limbo in Dawsonville 1st amendment case

Pumpkingate remains in limbo in Dawsonville 1st amendment case
October 4, 2016 --

#Pumpkingate played out again in a Dawson County courtroom today. But with no immediate resolution, Nydia Tisdale still is not #free.

House Speaker David Ralston: Lingering tax Q’s, $1M loan

House Speaker David Ralston: Lingering tax Q's, $1M loan
December 12, 2011 --

Rep. Ralston, who championed a 2010 law that he touted as ethics reform, accepted a $17,279 lobbyist-funded trip to Europe later that year for himself, his chief of staff and their families. Ralston has had recurring tax difficulties, facing state and federal tax liens of more than $500,000, and he’s needed a little help paying off those debts.

House speaker’s disclosure omits $1M debt

House speaker's disclosure omits $1M debt
July 6, 2011 --

House Speaker David Ralston, for the first time in five years, has disclosed his wife’s ownership of an undeveloped 10-acre tract in Dawson County. The speaker, who last week added the property to his financial disclosures, said he’d simply forgotten. What he still hasn’t reported is the more than $1 million he’s borrowed, using collateral that’s valued at less than half that much.

Ex-Dawson County court clerk admits stealing $120K

Ex-Dawson County court clerk admits stealing $120K
June 17, 2011 --

Dawson County’s longtime court clerk admitted today to stealing $120,000 of court funds from 2006 through 2009. Becky McCord, 62, faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

May 14

May 14, 2010 --

DeKalb may have let too many retirees go Controversial shelter accuses ATL of discriminatory housing practices Panel votes to punish ex-Bibb superintendent, 3 others Metro ATL playgrounds fail safety checks Buildings sit empty as taxpayers foot bill Tax group sues to freeze assessments 11 face possible sanctions in CRCT cheating probe Bibb principal reported for […]

March 20

March 20, 2010 --

Broken words: Father still waiting for Army’s report on son’s death Army revokes $333M contract for Fort Benning hospital Autopsy cites meds, alcohol in Warner Robins mayor’s suicide Bill would bar furloughs at schools with cash reserves Parents sue district, principal over bullied son’s death Dead inmate’s estate sues former Fulton County sheriff, jailers Indicted […]

March 18

March 18, 2010 --

Bill targets per diem, but not for lawmakers Tax system overhaul emerges at state Capitol Bad day for public safety — three law officers, one EMT indicted Opinion: Access laws need legal remedies to work better Should DeKalb firefighter get his job back? Hall County Commission responds to allegations GBI & DA discuss possible Hall […]

Feb. 27

February 27, 2010 --

Food stamp bill raises conflict-of-interest questions Lawsuit alleges Delta, AirTran collusion on fees Dawson County suspends ex-Lakeside principal without pay Agreement signed over Dougherty superintendent lawsuit

Feb. 16

February 16, 2010 --

Southeastern U.S. Insurance: What went wrong? DK schools to replace highly paid administrator despite deficit Alabama bank rejects subpoenas for records of Oxendine PAC donors Discarded medical records found outside Macon rehab facility Dawson County works to remove accused clerk of court Judge: Georgia at fault for Camden County jail overcrowding

Feb. 12

February 12, 2010 --

CRCT cheating details in DeKalb revealed ATL superintendent: ‘Why would I want to cover up cheating?’ State board orders investigations into cheating suspicions BOE chairwoman: Clayton schools not cheating Bill would restrict bonus pay for teachers’ pension fund investors Power plants concerned about mollusk protection Dawson County Superior Court clerk accused of stealing $128K Mayor’s […]