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Whistleblower denies lying to State Ethics Commission

July 27, 2010 --

A whistleblower who accused state ethics lawyers of misconduct was herself fired over allegations of fraud and dishonesty. Jennifer L. Ward, budget and HR administrator for the State Ethics Commission, was dismissed in November for allegedly failing to drop an ex-employee from the payroll and stating that she fabricated salary figures to help her old boss get a pay raise. Ward denies wrongdoing and claims her new boss canned her for complaining to others about his private law practice.

Jan. 27

January 27, 2010 --

DeKalb schools chief: Pope associates made money off of system Troy Davis attorneys say DA withheld exculpatory evidence Officers did not follow policy on warrants against DeKalb commissioner 7 lawmakers didn’t take furlough days Madison EMS workers dodge punishment for falsifying timecards Marietta mayor pitches ethics code change Claims of racial, gender bias in Barrow […]

Oct. 29

October 29, 2009 --

Savannah diocese settles abuse for $4.3 million WSB-TV investigates unqualified aircraft mechanics Borders charges former rival with shakedown University furlough day hits low-pay workers too Cobb visitors bureau CEO fired after opposing office takeover plan Griffin judge to hear Carroll County chairman’s recall appeal Okefenokee Humane Society cut corners in changing bylaws, critics say

University execs’ deferred pay, often hidden, tops $7 million

University execs' deferred pay, often hidden, tops $7 million
October 5, 2009 --

When Wayne Clough left Georgia Tech last year, he drove off  with $1.8 million in deferred pay, behind the wheel of a 2007 Lexus hybrid SUV given to him by the school’s foundation. Carl Patton and Michael Adams have received similarly sweet deals. All told, 10 University System executives have pocketed or accrued more than $7 million since 2004 in deferred pay. Officials say furloughs will not affect the amounts.

Sept. 6

September 6, 2009 --

Despite big savings, schools furlough teachers Quitman County residents allege mistreatment by sheriff’s deputies

MARTA Begins Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Approval Process

May 28, 2009 --

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2009   CONTACT:   Andrea Coleman,  404.848.3982 or Cara Hodgson 404.848.5157 MARTA BEGINS Fiscal Year 2010 BUDGET APPROVAL PROCESS Staff to Present Budget Recommendations to Board of Directors’ Business Management Committee Meeting Today MARTA staff will present its recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal to its board of […]