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Feb. 18-24, 2013

February 25, 2013 --

Armed robbery in Georgia: Unequal justice Amid budget cuts, lawmakers seek millions in tax breaks for special interests State board votes to oust 6 DeKalb school board members City, ParkAtlanta officials get tickets dismissed Supreme Court deals stunning blow to Albany hospital merger Ga. has little set aside for retirees’ health care costs Guest worker […]

DeKalb school audit found bloated salaries — then what?

February 7, 2011 --

DeKalb County schools paid $341,000 several years back for a salary audit that found they were overpaying employees by millions of dollars a year. Now, school officials can’t seem to locate those findings. So, what happened?

Dec. 3

December 3, 2010 --

Disgraced judge’s convictions, sentences may be overturned Ga. Tech-based non-profit execs indicted in racketeering case Whistleblower claims filed against Fulton Co. government No ethics findings for ATL school board members Beazer fined $825K for Clean Water Act violations 11Alive obtains list of firms asked to fund MARTA party Elective surgeries resume at Augusta VA hospital […]

Nov. 24

November 24, 2010 --

Suit accuses DeKalb judicial candidate of Ponzi scheme ATL school board members settle lawsuit Court says interpreter necessary, overturns conviction Morrow City Council expels member Absentee ballot fraud alleged in McIntosh County

Nov. 13

November 13, 2010 --

ATL school board members unaware of cheating report

Aug. 7

August 7, 2010 --

Georgia voter registration rules called too difficult DeKalb cops write 30% fewer tickets Transgender employee rehired but won’t be working 12 ATL principals reassigned pending cheating investigation Perdue removes Warren Co. school board members

July 29

July 29, 2010 --

Deal: Not target of federal probe Divorce records: AG candidate had affair with staffer Judge: Remove Warren Co. school board members Cobb public safety director: ‘I am not a fraud’ Big money spent on inmate GED classes Auditors question spending for Olde Town Morrow Clayton Co. commission goes after tax commissioner Columbus mayor rejects call […]

June 14

June 14, 2010 --

Forsyth County probing tax waivers Bibb school leaders seek hearing in ethics cases Delay sought in removal of Warren County school board members

Jan. 21

January 21, 2010 --

Campaign finance laws overturned State ends adult mental health services at Milledgeville Sales tax discrepancies may have deepened state budget crisis UGA’s Adams tops in tenure, but not pay Finding the bottom line in state budget keeps getting harder Budget-challenged DeKalb spends $101K on paint, wallpaper School board members sue to overturn nepotism rule Irate […]

Jackson Securities CEO, social studies teacher to join ATL school board

Jackson Securities CEO, social studies teacher to join ATL school board
September 8, 2009 --

A politically connected CEO and an Atlanta social studies teacher have qualified without opposition to seek four-year terms on the Atlanta Board of Education. So, barring an overwhelming write-in candidacy, Reuben R. McDaniel III (left), president and CEO of Jackson Securities LLC, and Courtney English, a teacher at Best Academy at Benjamin Carson, will be sworn in as board members come January. Under state law, English will need to leave his teaching job to take the board seat.

ATL schools fight $18 million hit from new TAD bill

ATL schools fight $18 million hit from new TAD bill
March 31, 2009 --

Atlanta Public Schools are fighting changes to a bill that would let Tax Allocation Districts spend school tax money. A state Senate committee last week amended the bill to say a school board that had already approved a TAD would not have to vote on it again. School board chair LaChandra Butler Burks (right) says […]