Georgia women’s college with links to Klan: ‘It’s time we admit and accept our failures.’

12:00 pm Jun. 26, 2017

Wesleyan College’s incoming President Vivia Fowler personally apologized for the school’s racist past in a video shared via email with alumnae Monday, acknowledging that leaders have ignored the school’s disturbing history for too long and that “it’s time we admit and accept our failures.”

Fowler’s statement sharpens efforts to reconcile for the Macon women’s college’s historic links to the Ku Klux Klan and ties to slavery. The school issued

Listen to audio of VA manager discuss withholding info for veteran enrollment project

12:00 pm Apr. 21, 2017

Audio recordings obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal a VA manager overseeing a health care enrollment project intentionally withheld critical information from hospital staff across the country that would have made it easier for veterans to gain access to care.

The audio recordings involve internal discussions by VA leaders last year overseeing a project to clear up a backlog of hundreds of thousands of veterans health care applications.

The manager describes how he’s

Cobb widow ‘taken hostage’ in scam lost closer to $4 million, attorney says

12:11 pm Mar. 1, 2017

Prosecutors uncovered $3.6 million lost by a Cobb widow to a scam artist who she entrusted with her finances, but her attorney says the total could be closer to $4 million.

Kasey Libby, who became Frances Perkins’ court-appointed financial conservator as she tried to recover from a multi-year scam perpetrated by Jeff Carr, said his own investigation found an additional $400,000 that Perkins may have lost in Carr’s scam.

She was

Atlanta VA fails to conduct criminal checks on employees

7:30 am Feb. 3, 2017

The Atlanta VA Medical Center failed its obligation to complete timely background checks and drug tests for hundreds of new employees,The investigation by the VA’s Office of Inspector General does not directly address whether the