State environmental officials broke their own rules when they gave Forsyth County a sewage discharge permit that would have unnecessarily polluted the Chattahoochee River, a judge ruled this week. The judge ordered the state to reduce fecal coliform limits by 88 percent and phosphorus limits by 73 percent for new discharges from two Forsyth County sewage treatment plants.
Sheriff’s deputy Mitnee Jones, charged with covering up a fatal beating at the Fulton County Jail, could be fired if she’s found guilty. The question is: Will the third time be the charm? The sheriff’s office fired Jones, 46, in 2003 and again in 2004. Each time, she got her job back. Those dismissals followed […]