Ga. sheriff behind school drug search interfered in son’s drug arrest, DA says

6:30 am Oct. 25, 2017

A Georgia sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of hundreds of high school students when he ordered a massive school drug search  is now accused of interfering with a GBI investigation into his son’s recent drug arrest.

In April, Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby drew ire from scores parents who accused him and his deputies of violating the civil rights of their children. Hobby ordered a search that resulted in

To testify or not? Big question faced sheriff in sexual battery search case

1:30 pm Oct. 5, 2017

Facing possible criminal indictment this week for ordering invasive body searches of an entire south Georgia high school, Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby had a choice: Step inside the grand jury room to defend his actions or let the chips fall where they may by remaining outside?

The stakes couldn’t have been higher for a sheriff who has drawn national attention and been sued in federal court for allegedly violating

Atlanta Housing Authority sues to kill deal to subsidize homes for affluent residents

3:07 pm Sep. 1, 2017

The Atlanta Housing Authority filed suit Friday against one of its longtime development partners to kill a deal that could push the agency to subsidize homes for affluent residents.

The deal to sell one quarter of the agency’s vacant land to Integral Group at below market value would be “unconscionable,” AHA lawyers argued in a Fulton County Superior Court complaint.

The contracts “do nothing to address the shortage of affordable housing

Wells Fargo overdraft fee dispute being heard by 11th Circuit today

9:18 am Aug. 24, 2017

By changing the order of customers’ debit transactions, Wells Fargo for years racked up extra money through overdraft charges. It worked like this: You have $100 in your checking account and first draw $25, then have a transaction for $75 and later another for $100. The bank would reorder the transactions, putting the $100 one first so it could collect overdraft fees on two charges instead of one.

Consumers filed class