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July 5

July 5, 2009 --

Georgia poorly prepared for public health emergencies Fulton repaying $3.2 million to HUD

July 4

July 4, 2009 --

DeKalb Recorders Court probe goes beyond 11 indicted State makes offer to ousted Central Georgia Technical College president

July 3

July 3, 2009 --

Caseworker urged boy, now dead, not be put in home AGL to pay $5M fine for violating gas pipeline policy Illegal votes by Cobb school board widespread VA silent on patient compensation

Meet the lobbyist with a legislator on the payroll

Meet the lobbyist with a legislator on the payroll
July 2, 2009 --

Wayne Garner, the mayor of Carrollton, may be the only lobbyist in Georgia who has a legislator on the payroll. Garner also has a funeral home, and the legislator, state Rep. Tim Bearden, had a funeral home bill this year. (It didn’t pass.) Hmmmm.

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand

GA GOP fund-raising down 29%, but more cash on hand
July 2, 2009 --

Georgia’s Republican Party has reported raised $684,741 this year. That’s down 29 percent from the amount raised in the first six months of 2007 (the last off-election year). On the other hand, the party reported $2.2 million in the bank. That’s about four times as much as the state GOP had on hand two years ago at this time. The biggest single donors, at $50,000, were Bernie (right) and Wilma Marcus. So who were the party’s other big donors?

July 2

July 2, 2009 --

Beazer to pay up in mortgage fraud case Do Milton County advocates have conflict of interest? Downtown Albany manager Buie investigated

PAC Watch: United Health Services on spending spree?

PAC Watch: United Health Services on spending spree?
July 1, 2009 --

United Health Services, a Toccoa-based nursing-home chain, has shelled out $73,000 in political contributions to Georgia politicians so far this year. That was by far the largest total to surface on the first day of campaign finance reporting for 2009.

Who’s their fave? U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (right).

July 1

July 1, 2009 --

Ga. State University accused of anti-Muslim bias

June 30

June 30, 2009 --

Gainesville to appeal open records ruling, wants letter’s names kept private Wingers rebuked for action in Lucas fire Trial for Judge Blitch postponed

Report: ATL police oversight panel needs stronger subpoena power

June 30, 2009 --

Atlanta’s police oversight agency could do its work quicker and more effectively if it had direct subpoena power, a human rights advocacy group said in a report issued Monday.

DeKalb spends $170K on bullying probe; written reports remain private

DeKalb spends $170K on bullying probe; written reports remain private
June 29, 2009 --

The DeKalb County school system has paid a retired judge $170,000 — and apparently plans to spend even more — to investigate bullying that’s said to have led to the suicide of a fifth-grader at Dunaire Elementary. But, whatever the school district may learn, its attorneys say the written findings are not subject to public […]

June 29

June 29, 2009 --

Toys for Tots leader says Bearden did no work for toy drive