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March 13

March 13, 2010 --

Landfill bill advances, critics vow to continue fight ATL school board selects test security firm to lead investigation Man pleads guilty to Dodge County vote-buying

March 12

March 12, 2010 --

Officers posed with Roethlisberger hours before complaint Ex-Columbus judge’s court reporter not certified for nine months Former Dodge County sheriff pleads guilty to vote-buying Court rules Ken Hodges can’t be sued over Phoebe Putney case Property tax legislation clears Senate Brian Nichols case weighs on public defender system Contractor pays $800K settlement over Clean Water […]

Feb. 26

February 26, 2010 --

ATL nursing home chains pay $14M settlement Fulton County improves on elections Cobb EMC’s bylaw changes disputed Trial date set for former Dodge County sheriff

Ethics deals signed for ex-Speaker, 10 current & former lawmakers

Ethics deals signed for ex-Speaker, 10 current & former lawmakers
October 15, 2009 --

Former House Speaker Terry Coleman and 10 current and former lawmakers closed ethics complaints today with the payment of a fine and a promise not to do it again. Coleman agreed to a $2,900 fine for making more than $38,000 in mortgage payments on a condominium that his business was purchasing. The panel also fined Congressman David Scott for failing to report the status of $83,000 left over in his state Senate campaign accounts since 2002.

Ex-Dodge sheriff charged with buying votes with cash, liquor & drugs

September 26, 2009 --

Cash, alcohol and — gasp! — drugs were used to buy votes on behalf of former Dodge County Sheriff Lawton Douglas in 2004, a federal indictment alleges. Douglas, who served one term and was defeated for re-election last year, and two others will be arraigned Thursday in Dublin on vote-buying charges. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

Sept. 23

September 23, 2009 --

Former Dodge County sheriff indicted GAO report says labs not safe enough Staff-to-inmate sex abuse allegations up in federal prison Augusta pastors rally around Commissioner Beard

Ex-speaker’s tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case

Ex-speaker's tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case
September 11, 2009 --

Former House Speaker Terry Coleman left elective office three years ago, but he says he still can’t close out his campaign fund until he can unload property given as restitution for embezzlement by a former employee. Former staffer Candice Lynn Sheffield pleaded guilty to theft in 2007 and agreed to pay $173,257 in restitution. She gave his campaign an 11-acre tract in Henry County to settle the debt, but Coleman had to pay back taxes on the land in May or risk foreclosure. Coleman disclosed the tax payments last week.