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‘Tyrannical partiality’ ascribed to Brunswick drug court judge

'Tyrannical partiality' ascribed to Brunswick drug court judge
November 9, 2011 --

A coastal Georgia judge whose actions drew national attention now must defend herself against formal charges that she denied a suicidal defendant and others the right to due process and ignored conflicts of interest with her family members. Judge Amanda Williams’ conduct amounted to “tyrannical partiality,” the Judicial Qualifications Commission said today.

Feb. 4

February 4, 2010 --

Bibb investigator accused of perjury; some cases to be thrown out UGA athetic director gets $90K pay hike ATL Council digs deeper into ‘unorthodox’ construction funding DeKalb educators take $382K Hollywood retreat Georgia gets ‘D’ from voter rights group Former Clayton police chief back at work DeKalb fires 5th firefighter for response to fatal blaze […]

Nov. 12

November 12, 2009 --

A tale of two trips: UGA Prez Michael Adams’ excellent adventure(s) Fulton DA has confrontation with judge Four Glynn County educators banned for a year in test cheating scandal Federal court closes case of former UGA journalism dean UGA claims stimulus saved 1,700 jobs. Oh, really? Runoff or not? Dispute brews in Clarkston mayor’s race […]

Sept. 18

September 18, 2009 --

Study: Legislators’ portfolios perform abnormally well … Grady dialysis patients may not get care in other states … Questions surround developer’s donation to Richmond County commissioner … East Point mayor cleared of allegations of lying Oglethorpe County school money misused … Glynn County grand jury faults DA’s office … After a year, Rockdale ethics study […]

Auditors: Test tampering at schools in ATL, DeKalb, Fulton

June 11, 2009 --

Last fall, DeKalb County school officials could find no improprieties at a Decatur-area elementary where fifth-graders showed phenomenal improvement on a state-mandated math test. Now, state auditors say, the evidence is overwhelming that someone tampered with the tests last summer at Atherton Elementary School in DeKalb and three others in Georgia. Auditors believe “someone who […]

Bank sues Regents chairman Tucker over ‘fraudulent’ land deal

Bank sues Regents chairman Tucker over 'fraudulent' land deal
March 23, 2009 --

A Blairsville-based bank is suing Richard L. Tucker, chairman of the state Board of Regents, to block what it described as the “fraudulent” transfer of $2 million in real estate on Lake Burton and Sea Island, property records show. United Community Bank sued Tucker (right) and several businesses Oct. 28 in Gwinnett County Superior Court. […]