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Northpoint Hospitality Group, $2 million

Northpoint Hospitality Group, $2 million
May 23, 2011 --

Owners of an undeveloped Midtown parking lot will get a $2 million break on future property taxes so Hilton can build a hotel there.

Jan. 12

January 12, 2011 --

County resources used to clear legislator’s driveway Savannah hospital CEO’s ouster to cost $900K Bibb property taxes to become more unfair under new state law, some say Audit: Medicaid companies improving

Aug. 15

August 15, 2010 --

Two fired over DeKalb school books Connections count at McKenna Long & Aldridge Gwinnett to repossess golf course, pay its $1.8M debt Decades-old jet fuel spill sparks water contamination fears in Bibb Co. Officials: Columbus retirement home owes $6.3M in property taxes Opinion: Misplaced priorities in Chatham school contract decision Opinion: Politics must not taint […]

Aug. 10

August 10, 2010 --

DeKalb school leaders’ ‘friends and family’ nepotism plan Fulton Co. property taxes inflated Augusta State denies student’s religious-bias claim Clayton Co. Commission to ask state to investigate ex-DA Crawford Co. asks GBI asked to look into coroner-chief dispute

DeKalb school board tables discussion of ethics code

DeKalb school board tables discussion of ethics code
December 8, 2009 --


A combative Eugene Walker on Monday talked the DeKalb County school board into holding off on discussing a proposed ethics code for board members. State Rep. Kevin Levitas last month proposed a state law giving the DeKalb board “a clear set of principles” to follow. Walker, who resigned as chairman of the DeKalb Development Authority this year after controversy over his role there, said Levitas’ proosal “offended” him. “We oughta throw it in the trash,” he said. “I don’t want to hear anything about it.”

Dec. 6

December 6, 2009 --

Why you’re paying too much in property taxes The Capitol as frat house, and the 2010 race for governor Cobb EMC appeal will likely delay election further State to hear claims of Richmond County trial delays More politicians not filing reports of disclosure

Ex-speaker’s tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case

Ex-speaker's tax payment stemmed from 2007 embezzlement case
September 11, 2009 --

Former House Speaker Terry Coleman left elective office three years ago, but he says he still can’t close out his campaign fund until he can unload property given as restitution for embezzlement by a former employee. Former staffer Candice Lynn Sheffield pleaded guilty to theft in 2007 and agreed to pay $173,257 in restitution. She gave his campaign an 11-acre tract in Henry County to settle the debt, but Coleman had to pay back taxes on the land in May or risk foreclosure. Coleman disclosed the tax payments last week.

Tax delinquents abound in ATL District 11 council race

September 9, 2009 --

Atlanta voters can choose between two big-name tax delinquents this fall among a large field of candidates hoping to replace longtime City Council member James Maddox. Property records are littered with dozens of liens, cancellations and transfers of debt to private collection services naming former Fulton County Commissioner A. Reginald Eaves and former City Councilman Morris Finley. Many of the debts remain unpaid. Each has accumulated liens totaling more than $20,000 since 2004.

New tax troubles for Reps. Talton, Mangham and others

New tax troubles for Reps. Talton, Mangham and others
August 13, 2009 --

Aug. 13, 2009 — Several Georgia lawmakers have gotten deeper into tax trouble this year, even as legislative ethics panels investigate some members’ failure to pay income taxes, property records show. The biggest unpaid bill belongs to Rep. Willie Talton of Warner Robins, who owes $39,197 for local property taxes.

DeKalb school board drops Sembler suit

DeKalb school board drops Sembler suit
July 24, 2009 --

The DeKalb County school board has dropped a suit seeking to block a controversial tax break sought by the Sembler Co. But the board still wants a say on any tax abatement being considered for the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based development firm.

DeKalb says no to Sembler 20-year tax break — sort of

DeKalb says no to Sembler 20-year tax break -- sort of
June 18, 2009 --

A DeKalb County board this morning put off a decision on an unprecedented 20-year tax break sought for a retail-residential project in the Brookhaven area. The DeKalb Development Authority’s unanimous vote postpones final action while the county’s economic development staff regroups and comes up with guidelines for considering such tax deals. DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis […]

Developer seeking tax break gave $45K to DeKalb political races

June 10, 2009 --

The developer asking DeKalb County for a controversial $52 million tax break dumped $45,800 into the 2008 political campaigns of the officials who may make the call. The buzz in DeKalb has centered on nearly $20,000 in donations by The Sembler Co., its executives and family members, to school board member Gene Walker. Walker, who […]