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Dec. 30

December 30, 2011 --

Lawyers: Brunswick judge Williams presided through fear Grand jury calls for investigation into DeKalb school board Gingrich divorce records pose question for Carroll County court clerk Lobbying: Where right and rules can clash Feds scrutinize Georgia’s early Race to the Top work Outgoing DNR board member criticizes Deal

Nov. 12

November 12, 2011 --

DeKalb school ad draws fire over $72K salary for secretary

April 6

April 6, 2011 --

How did drugs disappear from Gwinnett cops’ safe? Lobbyists can wine, dine secretly Fired WellStar exec points to financial improprieties Ga. Senate looking at teachers’ double-dipping DeKalb school district cries foul on DA

March 29

March 29, 2011 --

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Troy Davis appeal DeKalb school board accused of hiding bad behavior

March 23

March 23, 2011 --

Lottery gives larger share to jackpots, less to HOPE, pre-K Campaign cash accompanies bid for corporate tax breaks Lawyers ask for review of ex-judge Camp’s rulings, sentences Judge orders mediation in costly DeKalb school suit DeKalb educator charged with altering attendance records Class action demands attorneys for indigent parents jailed over child support Ex-Villa Rica […]

Despite the law, DeKalb school minutes vanish without a trace

February 28, 2011 --

Local governments in Georgia can use paper or computer software to comply with Georgia’s Open Meetings Act, which requires that government agencies keep records of official meetings. DeKalb County schools are in the education business, but they haven’t learned to adhere to that basic principle. School officials can’t produce minutes of two meetings where a controversial salary audit was discussed, nor the audit’s executive summary that was supposedly kept in the official file of a third meeting.

Feb. 26

February 26, 2011 --

SunTrust reports issues in 4,000 foreclosure cases Indian state to hear claims against Coke No charges filed against ex-DOT treasurer APS official believes she’s a scapegoat Hall’s contract may face outside review Legislator claims ethics violation by DeKalb school board member

Feb. 15

February 15, 2011 --

Bank, FDIC sue Senate banking chairman for debts DeKalb police cut public information; commission pissed Ousted USDA worker Sherrod sues blogger Gwinnett DA: Indicted commissioner’s rights not violated DeKalb school board member steps down as budget chair ATL to review 16 schools with high test erasures Rep. Scott, ex-wife alleged substance abuse

DeKalb school audit found bloated salaries — then what?

February 7, 2011 --

DeKalb County schools paid $341,000 several years back for a salary audit that found they were overpaying employees by millions of dollars a year. Now, school officials can’t seem to locate those findings. So, what happened?

Jan. 27

January 27, 2011 --

DNR board approves new water transfer rule Indicted ex-commissioner: Gwinnett DA violated my rights DeKalb school board’s size under legislative fire Taylor Co. judge reversed for 3rd time in 2 years for same reason State to cover overdraft fees caused by tax refund snafu Ethics chief: More money needed to handle new law

Jan. 26

January 26, 2011 --

Judge affirms $17.5M judgment in airport billboard case Developer in Gwinnett bribery case may have immunity State takes back tax refunds, leaves Georgians with overdraft fees Financial problems plague DeKalb school board member DeKalb: ‘Human error’ was behind suspect’s mistaken release Police: Allegedly drunk prosecutor fled from officers

Dec. 21

December 21, 2010 --

Gov.-elect speaks out on Ga. 400 tolls DeKalb school corruption trial could face more delay City credit card bills under review United Egg Producers accused of price-fixing