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July 10

July 10, 2011 --

Deal raises $559K in 1st half of 2011 for re-election drive Opinion: The trouble with cronies Georgia’s aircraft manufacturers defend tax break

July 9

July 9, 2011 --

6 APD officers fired over Atlanta Eagle bar raid Prosecutors weigh indictments in APS cheating case ATL teachers: ‘We begged for help’ Beverly Hall: ‘I am accountable’ DeKalb planning commissioners pressured to fire attorney? Clayton Co. commissioners accused of open-meeting violation  

July 8

July 8, 2011 --

Ex-Gwinnett commissioner’s indictment tossed Former Cobb EMC chief reindicted on theft, racketeering charges Hospice problems raise concerns on oversight Savannah lawmaker underreports company’s state income by $1.8M Woman claims Fulton officer blackmailed her into sex Interim sup’t takes first steps to combat APS cheating scandal Governor reopens Dougherty Co. CRCT probe

Appeals court blocks Albany hospital merger

July 7, 2011 --

A federal appeals court has granted a Federal Trade Commission request to temporarily halt the sale of an Albany hospital. In April, the FTC alleged that Phoebe Putney Health System’s purchase of Palmyra Medical Center would raise health care costs and that the deal had been structured to avoid anti-trust scrutiny.

July 7

July 7, 2011 --

Audit: ATL cannot locate thousands of auto parts Clayton Co. mom enraged over strip search of 12-year-old Coffee Co. school board faces possible removal

July 6

July 6, 2011 --

Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level Dougherty Co. CRCT probe dropped Clayton Co. sheriff candidate denies allowing student strip searches DeKalb judge responds to closing Recorders’ Court early Opinion: Political chicanery is evident in elections bill State senator avoids foreclosure on property

House speaker’s disclosure omits $1M debt

House speaker's disclosure omits $1M debt
July 6, 2011 --

House Speaker David Ralston, for the first time in five years, has disclosed his wife’s ownership of an undeveloped 10-acre tract in Dawson County. The speaker, who last week added the property to his financial disclosures, said he’d simply forgotten. What he still hasn’t reported is the more than $1 million he’s borrowed, using collateral that’s valued at less than half that much.

July 5

July 5, 2011 --

Investigation: APS superintendent knew or should have known of cheating Ga. lawmakers defend lobbyist dollars ATL’s watershed nominee at issue in alleged retaliatory firings ‘Rollback rate’ could mean surprise tax increase

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive

The Hardest Cases: When Children Die, Justice Can Be Elusive
July 5, 2011 --

A joint investigation by ProPublica, PBS “Frontline” and NPR looks into nearly two dozen cases in which people were accused of killing children based on flawed forensic opinions and then later cleared. Among them: Melonie Ware, acquitted at a DeKalb County retrial in 2009 after spending more than a year in jail for the alleged murder of a 9-month-old boy she was babysitting.

Supremes: Wrongly imprisoned man can sue Fulton court clerk

Supremes: Wrongly imprisoned man can sue Fulton court clerk
July 5, 2011 --

A child molestor who spent 22 months too long in prison can sue Fulton County court officials for mishandling papers that would have led to his release, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. Former Fulton County Superior Court Clerk Juanita Hicks cannot claim immunity from liability, the high court ruled in a unanimous decision, because the error breached her statutory duty to notify prison officials of the man’s reduced sentence.