Longtime Athens Republican John Padgett, currently chairman of the state GOP, has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that he has discriminated against minority employees at his ambulance business.
Former Athens-Clarke County mayoral candidate Tim Denson (pictured at left), University of Georgia student Adam Veale and Athens for Everyone board member Adam Lassila were among 12 people arrested this afternoon during a demonstration in favor of expanding Medicaid at the state Capitol.
According to a news release from Athens for Everyone:
Six University of Georgia students broke out in song and dance around noon Friday in Tate Plaza to bring attention to their campaign asking President Jere Morehead to affiliate UGA with the Worker Rights Consortium, an independent labor rights monitoring organization.
Photo Credit: Lee Becker
Commercial development has its downside, District Attorney Ken Mauldin told the Oconee County Board of Commissioners during a recent work session.
“The more stores you have out there, you’re going to have more shop lifting,” Mauldin said.
Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
Clarke County School Superintendent Philip Lanoue was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators at the National Conference on Education in San Diego, CA, the local school district just announced.
Here's our profile of Lanoue that ran in this week's Flagpole.
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