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ATL fire chief, 2012: ‘Cannot tolerate’ anti-gay slur

ATL fire chief, 2012: 'Cannot tolerate' anti-gay slur
February 6, 2015 --

Feb. 6, 2015 — Before Kelvin Cochran condoned his own anti-gay slurs, he condemned a much milder one made by an Atlanta firefighter under his command.

“We cannot tolerate this type of behavior from our members,” Cochran wrote in an August 2012 email about a firefighter’s use of the term “fags” in a Facebook comment. As fire chief, Cochran later suspended the firefighter for 30 days without pay.

Mayor Kasim Reed fired Cochran last month for unauthorized publication of a book that compared homosexuality to pederasty and bestiality. He’s filed an EEOC complaint alleging his firing violated his right to freedom of religion.

Sen. Millar refunds $2,100 to state for ‘donations’ to campaign

Sen. Millar refunds $2,100 to state for 'donations' to campaign
October 18, 2014 --

Oct. 18, 2014 — Sen. Fran Millar reimbursed the state last week for more than $2,100 taken from his legislative expense account that wound up in his campaign fund. Millar wrote the check a few days after Atlanta Unfiltered asked him about several unusual 2012 donations to his campaign — four checks, all disclosed as coming from the Georgia General Assembly.

Sept. 21

September 21, 2011 --

General Assembly cut $80K check over discrimination complaint APS spends nearly $700K fighting abuse claim Ga. owes $720M for unemployment insurance Ex-medical board chair accused of misusing vaccines Cobb EMC fights disclosure of ex-CEO’s pay Church leader admits taking money in questionable mortgage scheme Ethics charge on Lucas’ Facebook posts rejected

Floyd County’s chief magistrate latest to resign under a cloud

Floyd County's chief magistrate latest to resign under a cloud
May 13, 2010 --

Chris Mathis, the elected chief magistrate of Floyd County, today queued up in the lengthening line of Georgia judges who have resigned while under investigation for misconduct. He reportedly stepped down after meeting with Richard Hyde, investigator for the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.

Jan. 28

January 28, 2010 --

Perdue yanks bonds over DOT accounting flap AG candidate in federal court — as the defendant DeKalb board member wants school investigation ATL man arrested for catching cop on Facebook? UGA’s last-place ranking in minority enrollment inaccurate Board member, superintendent finalist in Dougherty have undisclosed business tie Opinion: Dougherty school chief choice tainted Family blames […]

Jan. 22

January 22, 2010 --

Huge airport bond deal to be rebid in wake of controversy Judge orders previous SCLC leadership reinstated Judge dismisses warrants for DeKalb commissioner Facebook case: Deposition shows Barrow didn’t know source of e-mail complaint DOT defies state auditor, asks AG opinion White House scraps method of counting stimulus jobs Fulton County inmate walks out of […]

Jan. 7

January 7, 2010 --

Atlanta audit finds spending with no oversight DeKalb school system says no to DA’s investigators Judge steps down after questions about Facebook relationship Habersham DA says judge’s acts not criminal

Nov. 10

November 10, 2009 --

Ga. insurer loaned $10M to CEO before being liquidated Imperial Sugar won’t discuss yearlong probe of 2008 refinery disaster N. Ga. judge charged with misconduct Former midstate judge charged with sexual battery Winder teacher sues, forced to resign over Facebook page Grand jury selected for Gwinnett land deals Judge tosses suit against Fulton Development Authority […]