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July 11

July 11, 2010 --

ATL schools’ cheating probe faces scrutiny Crowded hospitals leave mentally ill inmates in jail Barton on Imperial Sugar fines: The cost of doing business Oxendine target of mid-’90s probe Forsyth Co. planning director sues under whistleblower act

July 10

July 10, 2010 --

Grady CEO’s $291K bonus stirs criticism Governor spends big on North Georgia land GBI: Floyd magistrate judge’s fraud totaled $500K Candidates tap familiar sources for campaign cash Opinion: How many millions will ATL favoritism cost us? Barrow Co. fire chief accused of stealing cable TV service

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 […]

Indigent defendants in NE Ga. win state’s promise of an attorney

Indigent defendants in NE Ga. win state's promise of an attorney
July 9, 2010 --

Jailhouses are rockin‘ in northeast Georgia, as hundreds of defendants awaiting trial are once again guaranteed an attorney if they cannot afford one. The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council this week settled a lawsuit alleging it had abandoned poor defendants in the five-county Northern Judicial Circuit. The judge signing the consent order concluded the state’s indigent-defense system is “fraught with a lack of accountability.”

Andy Young: I endorse both Dems running for attorney general

Andy Young: I endorse both Dems running for attorney general
July 9, 2010 --

UPDATE: Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young acknowledged just now that he supports both Ken Hodges and Rob Teilhet to be Georgia’s next attorney general. “I plead guilty,” Young said in a phone interview. Teilhet, whose campaign received a $200 check from Young, this week accused Hodges of lying about receiving an endorsement from the former U.N. endorsement.

July 8

July 8, 2010 --

Lawyers file final arguments in Troy Davis case 80 educators could face discipline in CRCT cheating probe Why YOU should vote for John Oxendine! Cobb grand jury criticizes transcript fees, urges further probe Columbia Co. commissioner questioned on alleged affair with county employee Report: Illegal immigration costs Ga. $2.4B Savannah alderman to join mayor on […]

Fired DeKalb chief: Bikers, pickup driver targeted him

Fired DeKalb chief: Bikers, pickup driver targeted him
July 8, 2010 --

Now this is wacky. Former DeKalb County police chief Terrell Bolton, who alleges DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis was just out to get him when Ellis fired him last year, now claims a gaggle of motorcyclists targeted him this week on a Dallas, Texas, tollway. One biker struck and damaged his rear-view mirror, Bolton said, while the driver of a nearby pickup truck made an offensive hand gesture.

July 7

July 7, 2010 --

Motels become homes for rapists, child molesters Imperial Sugar to pay $4M fine in fatal refinery blast Judge: Transgender legislative aide wrongly fired Fulton elections board says ‘no’ to Norwood Doraville librarians resign after indecency flap 28K Ga. students got corporal punishment Court reporters double dipping Woman sues August VA hospital over hepatitis C

July 6

July 6, 2010 --

Defendants squeezed by Georgia’s tight budget Whistleblower suit against State Ethics Commission alleges retaliation Ga. court allows class action against credit insurer

Lobbyists treat lawmakers’ spouses, don’t always report it

Lobbyists treat lawmakers' spouses, don't always report it
July 5, 2010 --

Each year, lobbyists organize and pay for lunches at hot spots like The 191 Club, day trips and other events – some costing thousands of dollars — to entertain the spouses of Georgia legislators. No one knows the total price tag. Or, at least, the ones who know aren’t always saying.