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Dec. 24

December 24, 2009 --

Georgia’s GOP governor, senators want health care deal investigation

Dec. 23

December 23, 2009 --

Experts: Help for donor may hurt Oxendine Grand jury: No crime in Warner Robins mayor’s office incident Ex-Albany official gets 1 year in prison, then banishment Bibb superintendent’s legal fees on taxpayers’ tab

Dec. 22

December 22, 2009 --

Whistleblowers: FAA’s $5 million conference in ATL is just a 3-week party SCLC suspends chairman and treasurer Family fought Cobb school board for 4 years over autistic child’s education Ga. companies must report CO2 emissions Park Service gets poor report on handling of Cumberland Island State turns over allegedly forged election petitions to Chatham County […]

Dec. 21

December 21, 2009 --

Judge blasts U.S. attorney’s pursuit of high-profile Columbus defense lawyer ATL city attorney investigating airport bond deal Evidence released in police shooting of Lavonia minister Albany jury to begin deliberations Tuesday in ex-official’s kickback trial EPD orders Walton landfill odor gone

John Seffrin, American Cancer Society CEO: $1,045,887

John Seffrin, American Cancer Society CEO: $1,045,887
December 21, 2009 --

Dr. John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society since 1992, earned $1 million-plus last year thanks to a hefty deferred pay package, tax records show. The Atlanta-based non-profit, which eliminated 140 positions this year, paid Seffrin a base salary of $685,884 for the year ending Aug. 31, 2008. It also kicked in about $360,000 more toward his benefits and deferred compensation.

APD’s Kreher steps from batter’s box to lieutenant’s job

APD's Kreher steps from batter's box to lieutenant's job
December 19, 2009 --

Kasim Reed hasn’t even been sworn in as Atlanta’s next mayor, but one of his key supporters has already been promoted. Scott Kreher, the police sergeant who was on desk duty four months ago for talking about wanting to tenderize the mayor’s head with a baseball bat, is now a lieutenant. Kreher runs the Atlanta police union, which endorsed Reed two weeks before he won a Dec. 1 runoff election.

Dec. 19

December 19, 2009 --

Butler secretly taped talks with Univ. of West Ga. officials No charges in Lavonia pastor’s death in botched drug sting Former McIntosh sheriff: Records were there when I left Bannister main focus of Gwinnett recall effort

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.”

Dec. 18

December 18, 2009 --

Common Cause: Reform Georgia’s ethics laws now McIntosh County dismissed 100+ felonies over missing records North Oconee principal plans to resign

Ralston wins speaker vote, Richardson bids emotional farewell

December 17, 2009 --

House Republicans today chose Rep. David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) to replace Glenn Richardson as speaker. And Richardson, who will step down at the end of the month, made an emotional farewell, taking the blame for unspecified failures during his five-year tenure: “Wherever we may have failed, I take full responsibility for those failures. All of ’em. … When you leave here today, you leave all those behind. You leave them on my shoulders as I walk out of here. They’re mine.”

Dec. 17

December 17, 2009 --

IRS audited Perdue after land deal Vogtle monitor shut out of key meetings College Park mayor: Loan to bankrupt restaurant was risky Endangered ‘hawks’: Former speaker’s lieutenants Buford investigated over hotel tax use Atlanta, ACLU settle suit over Forrest Hill Academy

Dec. 16

December 16, 2009 --

Prominent lobbyist helped facilitate speaker’s affair Speaker candidate O’Neal: IRS audited tax deferral for governor Nathan Deal: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ Atlanta CFO seeks explanation for $25K luncheon Ex-Albany official’s ‘love interest’ takes stand in corruption trial Augusta Commission rejects restrictions on media Accused Glynn County educators deny cheating DNA exonerates Georgia man after 2 […]