DeKalb misspent $40M meant for greenspace Cain profited from campaign business with company Brother of ATL mayor driving city vehicles illegally Safer day-care facilities become mom’s push Feds to investigate civil rights claim against Gwinnett schools Former McIntosh Co. sheriff indicted Supreme Court hears appeal in suit against Dougherty Co. prosecutors
Lawrenceville attorney Tammy Lynn Adkins got 735,000 votes Nov. 2 for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court without spending a nickel. But she still hasn’t explained what she did with nearly $40,000 from her previous political campaign. Adkins will have to explain it to the State Ethics Commission, in response to an ethics complaint filed a couple weeks ago.
Gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal has refunded $130,000 in campaign contributions that allegedly exceeded the legal limit. A campaign disclosure filed shortly before midnight Monday shows Deal returned many of the contributions cited in an Oct. 19 complaint to the State Ethics Commission. The refunds included more than $80,000 from three businessmen in Lawrenceville, Helena and Moultrie.
APS board actions draw serious scrutiny Court revives Fulton taxpayer foundation’s lawsuit Atlanta Eagle’s lawyers want city fined over destruction of records Defender agency seeks special session for funds MCG, foundation set aside their differences Delay continues for Cobb EMC directors’ vote Bishop Eddie Long responds to lawsuits
Longtime Atlanta City Council member Cleta Winslow will pay a $1,500 fine and $5,420 restitution for using city funds to print campaign literature and pay campaign workers to hand it out, under terms of a consent order OK’d Thursday. The order has no effect on the outcome of the November 2009 election. Winslow squeaked by to win a fifth term, avoiding a runoff by about 120 votes.
Secret Atlanta bond deal led IRS to middleman financing in the dark Flood maps still don’t match reality Is government’s foreign student tracking system in trouble? New mental health director faces difficult task, critics Richmond County schools audit sports spending for fairness
DeKalb County expects by January to approve school closings to reduce the number of “empty seats” — as many as 16,000, or more than 500 classrooms — over the next six years. At-risk schools are clustered primarily in southwest, central and east DeKalb. (The math seems a little fuzzy, as individual schools’ numbers do NOT necessarily add up to the totals printed on maps released Friday. No one said you’d have to do math to close schools, right?)