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Jan. 10

January 10, 2012 --

State Patrol: ‘Corrections will be made’ after crash that killed Braves trainer’s wife Airport concessions director had past ties to 3 winning bidders ATL school board member accused of meddling with contracts Position still vacant year after ‘love offering’ magistrate’s reappointment rescinded Special prosecutor named to consider charges against ex-Judge Amanda Williams

April 16

April 16, 2011 --

Pot-puffing magistrate bids to keep job Fulton Co. foster system released from federal oversight “This American Life” responds to Brunswick judge’s libel allegations

March 16

March 16, 2011 --

DEA seizes Ga.’s supply of execution drug Beazer directors sued over compensation Deal signs law reversing ruling on who’s a lobbyist Clayton Co. DA: Commissioners broke law 30,000 water bill complaints filed with ATL Bibb pays ex-magistrate $50K to settle whistleblower claim Lilburn police chief resigns, collects severance, after complaints Coca-Cola shareholders to have ‘say on […]

Feb. 24

February 24, 2011 --

Feds focus on deferred prosecutions under ex-Clayton DA How Dems & Repubs squandered Ga.’s unemployment tax reserve Roswell mortgage lander accused of $100M in bad loans Schools already spent millions on new math Audit questions ATL’s ability to manage federal grants Mayor Reed’s new SUVs draw criticism Commission to dismiss Cagle ethics complaint? Bibb magistrate […]

Jan. 6

January 6, 2011 --

GBI to investigate allegations of inmate abuse Signature bonds under review following trooper shooting Former Gwinnett judge charged with felony forgeries Hall Co. commissioners force 4 top officials to resign Tea party enters ethics alliance aimed at Legislature Judges reverse rehiring of ‘love offering’ magistrate

Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect

Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect
January 3, 2011 --

A Fulton County judge had no choice last month but to release the man who allegedly shot and killed State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy a couple weeks later, the county’s chief judge said tonight. Gregory Favors was freed on a signature bond not because of “judicial whim or an adherence to some arbitrary self-imposed rule,” but because judges “have a duty to uphold the rule of law,” Judge Cynthia D. Wright wrote in a letter to Fulton County citizens.

Aug. 6

August 6, 2010 --

DeKalb CEO’s campaign manager recommended contract termination ATL code compliance officer accused of shakedown Cheating charge halts ATL fire promotions Cyber school supporters say charter commission depriving students Athens chemical spill killed 15K fish Catoosa Co. magistrate being kept from office Judge: Jury should hear Imperial Sugar damage claims Grand jury to consider Tybee tasing […]

July 9

July 9, 2010 --

Clayton tax commissioner arrested for not turning in take-home car $7M from Indigent Defense Fund routed to state treasury Former Floyd Co. magistrate arrested on 27 charges Georgia bans school seclusion rooms Unarmed shooting victim’s mom slams Hodges in campaign ad Police: No evidence ex-DeKalb chief was kidnapped No ethics hearing on Oxendine case before […]

Embattled mid-GA judge: ‘I was just as lost as I could be’

January 28, 2010 --

A middle Georgia  judge belittled and argued with defendants, misstated points of law and improperly ordered jailers not to shorten inmates’ sentences for good behavior, witnesses told a judicial oversight panel in Atlanta today. Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth Fowler and his lawyer blamed much of the alleged misconduct on his lack of legal training. “When I first took office, I was just as lost as I could be,” Fowler testified.

U.S. magistrate tosses case, rules 4 Red Dogs were ‘less than candid’

October 29, 2009 --

Federal prosecutors have dropped firearms charges against a convicted felon after a magistrate found four Atlanta police officers were “less than candid” about the circumstances of his arrest. The officers said they stopped Kelvin Bryant’s car in October 2008 after smelling marijuana smoke coming from his car, and that they radioed a dispatcher for a tag check before they pulled him over. U.S. Magistrate Linda Walker, in an Oct. 15 ruling, said she did not believe them. Find out why…