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Little back-up found for waste charges leveled at ethics panel

Little back-up found for waste charges leveled at ethics panel
February 17, 2012 --

Rep. Ed Rynders charged the state ethics commission last week with wasteful spending even though he and House budget officials knew little or nothing about some of the details, interviews with state officials show. Nevertheless, the agency’s critics did not retreat, while acknowledging that they really didn’t know enough in some cases to render an opinion. “Until you have the detail, it’s kinda hard to say whether it was a good or bad management decision,” House Budget Director Martha Wigton said.

DeKalb dismisses 4 firefighters who left scene of fatal blaze

January 29, 2010 --

DeKalb County terminated four firefighters Friday for neglect of duty after finding they had left the scene — without leaving their trucks — of a reported fire that killed an elderly Dunwoody woman.