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Aug. 14

August 14, 2010 --

DeKalb school corruption suspects plead not guilty Defeated Clayton Co. candidates file election challenge Fanny-flicking judge apologizes to two women DeKalb Housing Authority hit with critical report Counting new stimulus jobs at ATL airport a challenge Cuban immigrant costs Douglas County $400K

John Thompson, fired Clayton County school sup’t: $367,371

January 8, 2010 --

John Thompson, fired after just 11 months from his Clayton County post, ranked as the third-best-paid school superintendent in Georgia for 2009. Thompson pocketed about $367,000 in the fiscal year ending June 30. He lost his job in March, less than a year after he’d been hired to turn the school system around and lead it back to accreditation. Check out the rest of the state’s 10 highest-paid superintendents.

Ralston wins speaker vote, Richardson bids emotional farewell

December 17, 2009 --

House Republicans today chose Rep. David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to replace Glenn Richardson as speaker. And Richardson, who will step down at the end of the month, made an emotional farewell, taking the blame for unspecified failures during his five-year tenure: “Wherever we may have failed, I take full responsibility for those failures. All of ’em. … When you leave here today, you leave all those behind. You leave them on my shoulders as I walk out of here. They’re mine.”

Dec. 7

December 7, 2009 --

ATL wastes $806K of homeland security money on unused water valves Douglas County BOE to terminate attorney’s contract

Aug. 29

August 29, 2009 --

Macon NAACP challenges ruling that ended firing oversight Court halts recall effort against Fayette commissioner busted for pot Douglas County election challenge sent to attorney general Brantley County jail beds intended to raise revenue lay empty