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Audit reveals issues with $101 million dollar computer system

Audit reveals issues with $101 million dollar computer systemA state audit reveals that a $101 million dollar computer system often lacks timely information concerning allegations of child abuse or neglect. <br />
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  • 1 year, 11 months ago
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Waste Watchers: Taxpayers facing $80K bill for small slab of concrete

Waste Watchers: Taxpayers facing $80K bill for small slab of concreteA small slab of rarely used concrete could cost taxpayers in Ft. Oglethorpe $80,000, and maybe much more. <br /> <br />
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  • 2 years, 2 months ago
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Taxpayers fund retreats for cash strapped MARTA

Taxpayers fund retreats for cash strapped MARTAWhile wrestling with a budget shortfall that has resulted in a reduction of services, MARTA has used tax dollars to send board members and staff on retreats outside of the office.
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  • 2 years, 2 months ago
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Questions about superintendent's car and driver

Questions about superintendent's car and driverA school district facing serious financial problems has purchased its superintendent a brand new vehicle, and there's also the Dekalb school employee who occasionally serves as Cheryl Atkinson's personal driver.
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  • 2 years, 2 months ago
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Nearly a quarter million taxpayer dollars used to move old barn

Nearly a quarter million taxpayer dollars used to move old barnNearly a quarter of a million dollars was used to give an old barn a new home, and at least one Gwinnett County taxpayer believes it wasn't the wisest use of money
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
Morning Headlines

Waste Watcher | SPLOST money for Forest Park Main Street

Waste Watcher | SPLOST money for Forest Park Main StreetAn 11Alive viewer wants to know how the City of Forest Park is spending SPLOST dollars meant to revitalize Main Street.
  • Morning Headlines
  • 2 years, 4 months ago
Local

11Alive viewer snaps pictures of out-of-place police cars

11Alive viewer snaps pictures of out-of-place police carsPolice officers are using your tax dollars to go back and forth to work, but police departments say they're actually saving you money. <br /> <br />
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
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Some taxpayers question letters mailed to Fulton County car owners

Some taxpayers question letters mailed to Fulton County car ownersMany people in Georgia will replace their car tags this year, and some are questioning the taxpayer dollars used to mail hundreds of thousands of letters about the new tags.
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
Crime

Valuable conference or waste of taxpayer money?

Valuable conference or waste of taxpayer money?Critics saw it as an all expense paid trip to Disney for a hand selected group of teachers and administrators. We tagged along to see for ourselves. While the conference was selling discount tickets to the parks, taxpayers can breathe a sigh, we only saw a few...
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
Local

Roswell homeowner questions why city charges sanitation fee on empty home

Roswell homeowner questions why city charges sanitation fee on empty homeA Roswell homeowner is questioning why she's paying sanitation fees on a vacant home where no one is generating any garbage.
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
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Questions over Gwinnett Chamber's promotion of transportation tax

Questions over Gwinnett Chamber's promotion of transportation taxA Gwinnett County watchdog group insists it the Chamber of Commerce has provided no proof that tax dollars have not gone toward promoting a controversial transportation referendum. <br /> <br />
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  • 2 years, 4 months ago
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What's On Sale Sunday, July 1st

What's On Sale Sunday, July 1st Thrift stores are already pretty inexpensive, so when they have markdowns the deals can be incredible. <br />
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  • 2 years, 5 months ago
Local

Paulding County pays ex-chairman's travel

Paulding County pays ex-chairman's travelPaulding County raises questions by funding travel taken by a county official who has been out of office twelve years.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
Education

Charter school accused of misusing taxpayer money

Charter school accused of misusing taxpayer moneyA new report shows possible incriminating information about an Alpharetta charter school accused of misusing taxpayer money.&nbsp;
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
Local

Store owner gets prison time for accepting your tax dollars for tobacco and beer

Store owner gets prison time for accepting your tax dollars for tobacco and beerA Marietta store owner has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for stealing more than a half-million of your tax dollars.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Salary of Atlanta official gets attention of Feds

Salary of Atlanta official gets attention of FedsAtlanta Housing Authority director Renee Glover's $325,0000 a year salary has drawn the attention of the Obama administration, where there is discussion of a salary cap for housing officials across the country.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
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Taxpayer money spent to plug leaks to the media

Taxpayer money spent to plug leaks to the mediaThe city of Dunwoody's efforts to plug leaks to the media have cost taxpayers at least $25,000.
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  • 2 years, 6 months ago
Waste Watchers

Programs meant to create jobs having little impact

Programs meant to create jobs having little impact<p>The federal government granted Georgia approximately $3.2 billion in stimulus funds. Georgia's unemployment rate was around 8.8 percent just prior to the start of the stimulus program. Two years later, unemployment has risen to the current rate of 10.1...
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
Waste Watchers

Streetcar named desire or waste?

Streetcar named desire or waste?<p>They haven't traveled Atlanta's streets since 1949, but streetcars will make a comeback in a couple of years, at least in a small part of downtown. &nbsp;The question is whether the streetcars will create desire or waste.</p>
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
Morning Headlines

Atlanta city worker accused of stealing $1M of city equipment

Atlanta city worker accused of stealing $1M of city equipmentIn addition to the theft charges, Jonathan MacDonald&nbsp;was repirimanded&nbsp;for falling asleep at work, coming in late or not at all and&nbsp;refusing to return phone calls.&nbsp;So why did the city let him keep his job for so long?
  • Morning Headlines
  • 2 years, 8 months ago
Education

DEKALB CO. | Finding accountability in school system's $41M shortfall

DEKALB CO. | Finding accountability in school system's $41M shortfallSchool parents and taxpayers want to know why there was a $41 million shortfall in DeKalb County Board of Education SPLOST funding that's forcing the shutdown of 35 school improvement projects, and putting 113 others in jeopardy.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
Education

DEKALB | How did the DeKalb schools end up with a $40M shortfall?

DEKALB | How did the DeKalb schools end up with a $40M shortfall?Let's say you have a good year where you earn more than you expected. You think that's going to happen for the next several years, so you buy yourself a beach house.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago