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March 4-17, 2013

March 18, 2013 --

Equalization fund: Some schools more equal than others Reform legislation is retaliatory, tax commissioner says House lobbyist gift ‘ban’ has loopholes Audit finds potential fraud in state child-care program Promise of stadium tickets raises council’s concern Bill tears down firewall between DNR board, fundraising arm Troup County Dem officers dismissed after refusing to drop embezzlement […]

Jan. 12

January 12, 2012 --

Airport manager asked for names of disqualified bidders Fulton County not quite as bloated as detractors claim DA investigating MARTA cop who shot teen Homeless lived along downtown ledge cleared out on short notice Cobb EMC’s pursuit cools on coal-fired power plant EPA: Georgia plant is biggest greenhouse gas producer Wilkinson Co. tax commissioner facing […]

May 1

May 1, 2011 --

Glynn judge’s bench now a hot seat Fulton tax commissioner personally profits from fees Sen. Staton looking into ‘Merkleson’ e-mail issue

Sept. 15

September 15, 2010 --

Deal could face financial insolvency after backing family business 7 other Bishop scholarships drawing scrutiny Five Ga. banks behind on TARP ‘Bodies’ exhibit promoter reaches deal with Missouri AG Athens preservation ordinance ineffective 2nd DeKalb school board member reprimanded Clayton Co. targets double-dipping by tax commissioner’s office

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Arthur Ferdinand: $325,846

June 13, 2009 --

Fulton County’s tax commissioner. He earns a base pay of $124,105, but also pockets $200,000 in additional fees from Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek for collecting those cities’ taxes, according to Richard Belcher’s excellent report on WSB-TV.