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Sept. 14

September 14, 2010 --

ATL school board votes out chairman, vice chairman State revoking permit of hospice linked to Oxendine Cobb withdraws $800-a-day contract for retired elections chief Widow sues Spalding Co. EMTs alleging wrongful death Cobb grand jury: Review court reporters’ compensation Grady dialysis deal finalized 3rd arrest made in Columbus Parks & Rec probe

Cop oversight panel seeking subpoena power — and more

Cop oversight panel seeking subpoena power -- and more
May 17, 2010 --

A citizen oversight panel could learn today whether it may compel Atlanta police officers to appear to answer investigators’ questions. The Atlanta Citizen Review Board, at the instigation of member Rod Edmond, may file suit to force officers to cooperate if it does not get subpoena power. Maybe even if it does. UPDATE: On a 13-1 vote, the City Council today granted the board subpoena power and require the police chief to discipline officers who won’t cooperate with it.

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend

Rep. taped talks with university over job status of ex-girlfriend
December 19, 2009 --

Rep. Mark Butler secretly taped conversations with University of West Georgia officials after they fired a lobbyist who was his former girlfriend, the Carrollton Times-Georgian reports. Butler later called the university to complain, telling a secretary that her boss “had just pissed off the whole political party firing Erin. This includes Speaker of the House, Rules Chairman and Senate.”

Election Board’s full steam ahead on citizenship checks for new voters

Election Board's full steam ahead on citizenship checks for new voters
December 10, 2009 --

Once again, Georgia is about to require that new voters prove their citizenship before casting a ballot. The State Election Board voted 3-1 today to approve a process for citizenship checks, which were mandated by the Georgia Legislature this year. Board member David Worley tried unsuccessfully to amend the new rules, or table them for further refinement, based on objections raised by immigrant and minority groups.

PSC may try again for new process to pick chairman

May 5, 2009 --

The Georgia Public Service Commission, which could not get legislative approval this year for a new method of selecting its chairman, may try to do it another way today. Doug Everett, who took over Jan. 1 as chairman of the utility-regulating agency, sent this note out Monday: I plan to resign my Chairmanship effective July […]