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Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545

Salary du jour: Red & Black publisher Harry Montevideo, $189,545
August 17, 2012 --

Aug. 17, 2012 — If there’s a better way to piss off students and journalists than letting a condescending adman tell students how to run their newspaper, I can’t imagine what it would be. That, I would guess, is why UGA’s Harry Montevideo makes the big bucks. Montevideo — publisher of the Red & Black, whose key editorial staffers walked out this week — collected nearly $190,000 in salary a year ago from the non-profit that runs the student paper, tax records show.

June 22

June 22, 2011 --

Ex-APS official: Hall ordered destruction of documents tied to cheating Ga. law raises questions about Columbus probate judge’s role as executor Police haven’t trained to enforce Ga.’s new immigration law Fort McPherson authority ending fiscal year in red Inmate shot inside Fulton Co. jail Chatham’s award of library contract scrutinized

Mark Richt, UGA football coach: $3,066,275

Mark Richt, UGA football coach: $3,066,275
January 26, 2011 --

Mark Richt wrapped up UGA’s 2009 football season with a 8-5 season and a bowl victory over Texas A&M. For that, and for everything else he does, Richt made more than $3 million last year.

Michael Mills, Angela Moore, Georganna Sinkfield, candidates for Secretary of State: ????

June 18, 2010 --

We can’t say for sure for sure how much these three earned last year. That’s because they have neglected to file the disclosure report required of candidates for secretary of state. The disclosures were due May 7 — a week after they qualified to run for secretary of state.

James Gardner, CEO, Northeast Ga. Medical Center: $1,279,387

March 11, 2010 --

Gardner earned $821,619 in salary in fiscal year 2008, plus a benefit package worth $457,768, according to tax records for Northeast Georgia Health Systems, which owns the Gainesville medical center. That’s 35 times what the average Hall County resident earned.

Dan Graveline, World Congress Center executive director: $434,733

February 1, 2010 --

Dan Graveline, who retired Dec. 31 after 33 years at the Congress Center, earned more than $434,000 in the last fiscal year. He will stay on as a consultant in 2010, helping his yet-to-be-named replacement in a variety of roles.

6 unfilled bank examiner jobs: $276,461

January 28, 2010 --

Gov. Sonny Perdue says Georgia can save that much next year by keeping six bank examiner jobs vacant. Maybe the thinking is that Georgia doesn’t need as many bank examiners because Georgia doesn’t have as many banks as it used to. Or, on the other hand, maybe we’d have more banks if it had more bank examiners.

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend
December 19, 2009 --

Rep. Mark Butler secretly taped conversations with University of West Georgia officials after they fired a lobbyist who was his former girlfriend, the Carrollton Times-Georgian reports. Butler later called the university to complain, telling a secretary that her boss “had just pissed off the whole political party firing Erin. This includes Speaker of the House, Rules Chairman and Senate.”

Cash-strapped MARTA awarded 114 pay raises topping 10%

Cash-strapped MARTA awarded 114 pay raises topping 10%
April 19, 2009 --

Atlanta’s rapid-transit agency, which warns of drastic service cuts on the horizon, approved at least 114 pay raises ranging from 10 to 40 percent for 2007-08, according to a legislative oversight committee. More than half went to managers. MARTA is asking the General Assembly for permission to tap into $65 million reserved for capital projects […]