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July 3

July 3, 2011 --

Hospital CEO pay has some ill at ease Lobbyists’ late fees add up

July 2

July 2, 2011 --

House Ethics reviewing Lewis aide AG: Glynn library board violated Open Meetings Act ATL, Coffee Co. school boards face hearings

July 1

July 1, 2011 --

UGA Athletic Association drops scholarship to give Adams a raise Sentencing Commission sets retroactive crack guidelines As athletics rakes in money, UGA students still pay 8 arrested in alleged drug scandal at Fulton Co. jail APS cheating report goes to governor Ralston failed to disclose property, will amend records Bob Barr: Ethics & Ga. politics […]

Georgia Southern returns Staton’s $$$, wants the full monty

June 30, 2011 --

Georgia Southern University has rebuffed state Sen. Cecil Staton, demanding full payment for the school’s share of radio broadcast revenue and rejecting his effort to cut the debt in half. The university said Staton, who chairs the Senate committee overseeing its budget, still owes $53,000 and change.

June 30

June 30, 2011 --

Deal ditches rules in hiring spokesman’s girlfriend Missing Yerkes monkey prompts visit by feds DeKalb delays land deal to seek better price DeKalb administrator-author accepts 10-day suspension

Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness

Nuke plant inspections find flaws in disaster readiness
June 29, 2011 --

A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. While the deficiencies don’t pose an immediate risk and are relatively easy to fix, critics say they could complicate the response to a major disaster and point to a weakness in NRC oversight. The findings include deficiencies at Plant Hatch and Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway

Staton denies debt to Ga. Southern, but pays part of it anyway
June 29, 2011 --

Sen. Cecil Staton‘s broadcasting company paid Georgia Southern University more than $24,000 yesterday, just hours before he denounced a report that it had breached its contract to broadcast the school’s football games. Staton lashed out at a broadcast report on the matter as “the worst side of sloppy journalism.” He did not respond to questions about the check that he sent on the same day the story aired.

June 29

June 29, 2011 --

Ga. Southern says Sen. Staton owes it $52K Report: ATL cops lied about gay bar raid Regulators let bank inspection schedule slide Inner circle ran Columbus basketball, other divisions suffered Justice OKs bill allowing removal of school boards en masse DNR board delays coal plant’s emission controls

Ga. goes commando, leaves interstate compact for juveniles

Ga. goes commando, leaves interstate compact for juveniles
June 28, 2011 --

Georgia’s juvenile court judges face a new, unprecedented set of challenges that could separate kids from their parents and make the state an “asylum” for runaway delinquents. As of Friday, Georgia will have no way to track down juvenile offenders who run away to avoid arrest or to return other states’ offenders who’ve fled to Georgia.

June 28

June 28, 2011 --

Judge tosses FTC complaint against Phoebe Putney Hospital merger

June 27

June 27, 2011 --

House speaker scrambles to pay late taxes Lawsuit: Home Depot violated Buy American Act Worker noticed lax cash handling long before Columbus scandal broke