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Feb. 19

February 19, 2012 --

Affluent students benefit most from Georgia’s full scholarship Tax dollars boost top salaries at scholarship funds Teachers named in cheating case may get another 1-year contract Inmates at NW Ga. prison settle lawsuit against guards Analysis: Salary savings marginal from Augist government reorganization DFCS confirms recent upswing in kids’ deaths Wilcox Co. sheriff indicted for […]

Nov. 3

November 3, 2011 --

Five ATL schools placed under state direction Company slammed for giving jobs to inmates serving life Lawmakers grill TSA over Atlanta airport security breach Audit: PSC does little to protect Georgians from bogus movers Third worker says Cain harassed her Albany mayor looks into chase policy after death East Point auditing to ensure sewer charges […]

July 13

July 13, 2011 --

List of toppled leaders grows at ATL public schools Cheater schools may have to return $693K in grants Lawsuit: Prison guards attacked inmates Supremes agree to hear ATL Council secret vote case VA finds long waits at ATL med center Columbus city manager: ‘I certainly did not know about any criminal behavior’ Court decision defangs […]

June 1

June 1, 2011 --

Scholarship funds’ policies under fire Opinion: Foster kids put in a financial hole Gwinnett inmates handled Lawrenceville PD evidence

Jan. 30

January 30, 2011 --

Teacher pension staff’s pay stuns retirees, lawmakers Gay rights advocates question Chick-fil-A’s corporate ethos Columbus Chamber president apologizes for wearing white tablecloth PSC member says Calif. trip was about fuel Whitfield Co. inmates sue, say ‘humiliated’ by treatment

Judges reject interrogation evidence in Gitmo cases

Judges reject interrogation evidence in Gitmo cases
August 16, 2010 --

The federal government has lost eight of 15 cases in which Guantánamo inmates have said they or witnesses against them were forcibly interrogated. That’s according to a review of 31 published decisions that resolve lawsuits filed by 52 captives who said they’ve been wrongfully detained. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly and others rejected government evidence because of interrogation tactics ranging from verbal threats to physical abuse they called torture. More than 50 such lawsuits are still pending, two years after the U.S. Supreme Court gave Guantánamo inmates the green light to challenge their detention in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Aug. 4

August 4, 2010 --

Transgender woman fired by state gets her job back State reviewing Atlanta’s CRCT cheating report T.I.’s club may lose liquor license Georgia makes worst stimulus projects list Cobb grand jury investigates court reporter fees Group calls for Cherokee commissioner’s ouster Inquiry into Hall Co. consultant payments may wrap up next month Inmates sue Camden County […]

Supreme Court dumps ‘lost’ Twiggs probate judge

Supreme Court dumps 'lost' Twiggs probate judge
June 28, 2010 --

June 28, 2010 — A mid-Georgia judge — who admitted to being “as lost as I could be” when he took office — was removed from the bench today by the Georgia Supreme Court. Twiggs County Probate Judge Kenneth Fowler’s conduct, the high court wrote, “shows that he is simply unwilling to live up to his legal and ethical responsibilities.”

May 3

May 3, 2010 --

Second DeKalb firefighter wins job back Inmates boost rural census

Feb. 11

February 11, 2010 --

FBI removes computer, boxes from home of SCLC chairman Ex-lawmaker, judge traveled to Italy on troubled insurer’s dime Georgia docs paid big bucks by drug companies GBI admits mistakes in ATL murder case Six years later, Augusta hasn’t cleaned up ‘excessive’ mold in law enforcement building Alpharetta councilman played key role in deal for $100K […]

Telfair sheriff Jimmie Williamson to serve 3 years for misusing county funds

Telfair sheriff Jimmie Williamson to serve 3 years for misusing county funds
June 26, 2009 --

Former Telfair County Sheriff Jimmie Williamson will serve three years in federal prison for misusing county funds, federal prosecutors announced. According to testimony, Williamson paid for an all-terrain vehicle with county funds, pocketed fines intended for the Probate Court and kept $5,000 seized in a traffic stop for himself, according to the Macon Telegraph.