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Jan. 22

January 22, 2011 --

Ralston, staff & families took $17K lobbyist-funded trip to Germany Clarence Thomas failed to report wife’s income ATL Thrashers sue King & Spalding Cobb water authority seizes homeowners’ land Georgia budget-cutting plans hit social services Bishop: Black farmers’ settlement written to detect fraud 7 prison guards suspended after alleged inmate abuse

Jan. 21

January 21, 2011 --

‘Culture of corruption’ leads to call for ethics reform ACRB recommends discipline for Eagle Raid cops — but is it enough? Governor receives land from bankrupt daughter EPD chief: Athens chemical spill mishandled Massage school accused of offering poor education with tax money Rep. Bishop takes heat over videos about black farmers’ settlement Why did […]

Health-care industry helps fund Deal transition

Health-care industry helps fund Deal transition
January 20, 2011 --

Health-care interests — including a $700 million-a-year state vendor — top a partial list of donors to Gov. Nathan Deal’s transition committee. Twenty donors gave more than $130,000, including $77,500 from health-care interests. Among the largest donors: the parent company of Peach State Health Plan, which earned $713 million in 2010 as one of Georgia Medicaid’s managed care organizations. Peach State’s contract runs out this year.

Jan. 20

January 20, 2011 --

Family to get daughter’s death certificate — 10 years late Senate leaders back Murphy despite FDIC lawsuit DeKalb groups: EPA’s sewer mandate is weak Savannah council meets without public notice

Jan. 19

January 19, 2011 --

ATL public schools put on probation Feds sue state senator, other officials of failed bank Did cops try to cover up Conyers bar fight? Towing loophole means some cars gone for good Indicted Gwinnett commissioner challenges grand jury DeKalb approves $73K raise for superintendent City credit card spending angers East Point residents Macon flights losing […]

Oxendine postponing refunds of campaign cash

Oxendine postponing refunds of campaign cash
January 18, 2011 --

Jan. 18, 2011 — Under Georgia law, candidates must give back campaign donations for an election they don’t ultimately qualify for. It just doesn’t say when. That provision — some might call it a loophole — may leave John Oxendine with a half-million-dollar legal defense fund to fight pending ethics charges. But Oxendine’s access to that money relies on a somewhat tenuous interpretation of Georgia’s campaign finance law.

Jan. 18

January 18, 2011 --

State has diverted millions in fees Fishing museum is symbol of waste in GA Beach boon may be beach bungle for Tybee

Jan. 17

January 17, 2011 --

ATL Council committee seeks AHA eviction, relocation data Inmate charged in home invasion freed by mistake Crosby to chair Senate Ethics Committee

Jan. 16

January 16, 2011 --

Officials decry lack of coordination in storm cleanup Improper oaths prompt concerns that judge’s decisions invalid

Jan. 15

January 15, 2011 --

Ex-ATL city councilwoman enters guilty plea

Jan. 14

January 14, 2011 --

Cobb case prods new push for EMC changes Insurance co. won’t underwrite bond for Savannah’s acting city manager Ex-coach’s reverse-bias suit against Savannah State moves slowly

FBI director wants to give me $10 million!!!

FBI director wants to give me $10 million!!!
January 13, 2011 --

Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI, e-mailed me just now to offer me $10 million. Wonder if it’s a scam.