Posts tagged with "Atlanta Journal Constitution"

Report: Brookhaven officials worked to cover up sexual harassment claims against mayor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 15, 2015

The Brookhaven Post has published a report that shows Brookhaven officials altered public records and gave out false information regarding a sexual harassment claim against Mayor J. Max Davis. A similar report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution also uncovered attempts by Brookhaven officials to deceive the public about the allegations. Previously, the city confirmed that […]

Friends gather to remember mother and daughter killed in Avondale house fire

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 13, 2015

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that around 100 people turned out for a Sunday picnic held in remembrance of Tami and Jess Willadsen, a mother and daughter who died in a fire on April 12, 2014. The fire severely wounded her son, Jack, 5, and injured her husband, Dave. A Go Fund Me account set up […]

Drenner: Avondale annexation bill a ‘long way away’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 19, 2014

A recent article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Avondale Estates’ annexation plans angered commercial property owners who don’t want to be in Avondale. State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, said the comments in the interview left out some important context about the annexation debate. Property owners with land along East Ponce de Leon, […]

Report: Local judge accused of misconduct

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 13, 2014

Prosecutors are ratcheting up the pressure on a local judge over her conduct in the DeKalb Schools corruption case. Last year, DeKalb Superior Judge Cynthia Becker ignored a plea deal negotiated with former Superintendent Crawford Lewis for his testimony against two other former schools officials: Pat Reid and Tony Pope. Pope and Reid were accused […]

MARBAR closes for good

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 22, 2014

This story has been updated. MARBAR reopened in May after a five-month hiatus to tweak the food and improve the service, but on Wednesday the restaurant announced it has officially closed. A sign on the door said, “Thanks for your support! We are closed. Cheers from all of us at MARBAR.” The restaurant was created by […]

Jury unable to reach verdict in Ellis case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 21, 2014

Jurors have told a judge they are unable to reach a consensus on 13 charges against DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the judge has declared a mistrial in the case. The AJC reports that Ellis can’t resume his duties as CEO until he is found “not guilty” or the […]

Report: 20-years for man who terrorized school

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 16, 2014

A man who walked into the McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Decatur with a rifle and a death wish received a 20 year sentence for his actions, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The AJC reports that Michael Brandon Hill pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Hill walked into the elementary school in August of 2013 armed and ready […]

AJC: ‘Our poll is better.’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution says poll results commissioned by its sister company, WSB-TV, are more reliable than poll results commissioned by a competitor, 11 Alive. The WSB-TV poll also reached a completely different conclusion, showing two top Democratic candidates ahead of their Republican opposition. The AJC and WSB-TV are owned by Cox Media Group, a fact […]

Settled – Richard Woods is GOP nominee for state super

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 1, 2014

The July 22 runoff for the Republican nomination for state school superintendent was too close to call. Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John Barge, and Richard Woods, a former high school principal and teacher who currently works in the private sector, were separated by more than 700 votes. But the race […]

Decatur Schools Attorney says AG hid document

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 19, 2014

City Schools of Decatur attorney Bob Wilson is calling out state Attorney General Sam Olens for not turning over a memo that alleged Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff tried to tamper with an ethics investigation in 2012. In the memo, state Ethics Commission Director Holly LaBerge said that Deal’s office tried to quash ethics charges against the governor […]

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