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Oct. 22

October 22, 2011 --

Retirees losing jobs in APS cronyism crackdown Environmentalist challenge state on Ogeechee fish kill Gwinnett Commission to consider new ethics rules                                              

Deal’s jobs program helps one more underemployed lawmaker

Deal's jobs program helps one more underemployed lawmaker
October 21, 2011 --

State Rep. Tim Bearden, previously known for collecting a $94,500 public paycheck with no contract or evidence of work, is Gov. Nathan Deal’s choice to run the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. If Bearden lands the job, he will have parlayed a razor-thin electoral victory seven years ago into a six-figure state salary plus benefits.

Oct. 21

October 21, 2011 --

New Birth members questioned by feds

Oct. 20

October 20, 2011 --

Grady under inspection after patient’s fatal fall Bishop Eddie Long sued over alleged investment fraud ATL woman arrested by mistake, spends 53 days in jail

Oct. 19

October 19, 2011 --

Fish kill inquiry to include scrutiny of kaolin mines DeKalb schools institute ‘transparency’ measures Union City contractors refuse to talk about how they landed contract Warner Robins councilman indicted on extortion charges

Oct. 18

October 18, 2011 --

Airport proposals due soon after two firms botched paperwork Probe: 3 Augusta firefighters violated policies Covington mayoral candidate drops out after sign theft

Univ. of West Ga. VP quits after $272K whistleblower firing

Univ. of West Ga. VP quits after $272K whistleblower firing
October 17, 2011 --

A top University of West Georgia official is resigning, two months after his termination of a whistleblower cost taxpayers $272,000. A state audit in April found that university VP Michael Ruffner had improperly hired Capitol Hill lobbyists and questioned the firing of an assistant who complained about it.


Oct. 16

October 16, 2011 --

Athens economic dev’t board met in secret to kill river district Gwinnett public’s trust still an issue s year after Bannister resignation Two Columbus court reporters bringing in six figures Opinion: Shedding light on Augusta outside jobs led to exodus

Oct. 15

October 15, 2011 --

DeKalb principals tied to cheating case no longer in schools Clayton Co. DA pressures Lovejoy mayor to resign

Oct. 14

October 14, 2011 --

ATL mayor wants new direction at Housing Authority Task Force for the Homeless sues Emory University Augusta investigating fire dep’t for porn use, vehicle misuse Outrage on the Ogeechee Prosecutors pull DUI plea deal for Clayton Co. commissioner 11 ATL educators sanctioned Cobb EMC board already seeing a changing of the guard

Oct. 13

October 13, 2011 --

  ‘Emergency’ Ga. judge nominees stalled in Senate slog ATL mayor says he did not fire housing chief Prison fire chief fired for shooting inmate DeKalb schools can retain attorneys in $100M suit Retirements won’t stop Augusta fire department probe Attorney General questions Columbus’s delayed response to records request Macon Council reverses Public Works director’s […]

Feds find Ga.’s insurance reviews lacking

October 12, 2011 --

From Georgia Health News: Georgia doesn’t meet federal requirements on consumers’ ability to get a third-party review of their appeals against an insurer’s coverage decisions. That may mean Georgia by 2012 will have to contract with an independent review organization to handle consumer complaints or with the feds to oversee the process.