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Don’t let Proctor flip ‘rigid digit’ at state, ethics panel urged

February 15, 2010 --

Robert Proctor was a state ethics commissioner so briefly that he never got to attend a meeting. Even though he’s gone, commissioners were told today, he should not be forgotten. Proctor resigned for “health reasons” last week after insisting he had never been properly notified of an old ethics fine and therefore did not intend to pay it. In doing so, Proctor is “essentially giving this commission and the citizens of this state the rigid digit,” said Frank Moore, an attorney who has sparred with him in court.

Embattled judge: Is he a Southern gentleman, or incompetent?

January 29, 2010 --

Jan. 29, 2010 — A system that allows non-lawyers to dispense justice in much of rural Georgia has become a central issue in the possible removal of Twiggs County Probate Judge Ken Fowler. The judge’s lawyer blamed Fowler’s mistakes on a lack of training. But former Attorney General Mike Bowers told the commission that Georgia cannot be “sympathetic for incompetence.”

Sept. 2

September 2, 2009 --

Study: Georgia tied for most undercapitalized banks DeKalb duo plead guilty to ticket-fixing Chemical Safety Board report on deadly Imperial Sugar fire due Sept. 24 Atlanta water billing to be revamped Tom Barton: Missing Mike Bowers UGA denies improper burning of animal carcasses Oconee principal loses job after published article