Gwinnett man is 22nd convicted for rigging bids at foreclosure auctions

6:30 am Mar. 29, 2017

On the long list of those who profited from the misery of the Atlanta-area foreclosure crisis, you can add the name of Clifford Wayne Hill.

For more than four years, Hill, who conducted business through his company SalesForce Inc., conspired with others to rig foreclosure auctions in Gwinnett County, a federal indictment charged.

On Friday, Hill pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme, the Justice Department announced. He and fellow

Sandy Springs podiatrist accused of drug-dealing still licensed by Georgia

7:00 am Jan. 31, 2017

Dr. Arnita Avery-Kelly has an active license to practice podiatry in Georgia, even though she is facing federal criminal charges that she handed out addictive opioids to patients who didn’t need them.

Medical doctors are often forced to stop practicing – at least temporarily – if they are facing serious criminal charges that involve patients.

But the Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners still lists Avery-Kelly’s license as active – with

Black residents in coastal Georgia area feel targeted by local sheriff

11:09 am Nov. 1, 2016

Nearly every black resident I spoke with in McIntosh County last month for our front page story that ran Sunday had an experience getting stopped by local law enforcement for a minor infraction or they knew someone who’d been stopped.

Here’s a video of John Littles, a local community organizer, describing how he was stopped one morning by a local deputy and how the deputy’s reasoning for stopping him seemed

Racial profiling or aggressive traffic enforcement? McIntosh County sheriff answers critics

10:55 am Oct. 31, 2016

Questions of racist deputies and their treatment of black motorists have dogged the McIntosh County sheriff’s office this month after a series of Facebook messages by former officers in the agency surfaced.

Sheriff Stephen D. Jessup in a front page article in Sunday’s AJC vehemently denied allegations that he is racist or his department treats the black community unfairly in the small coastal Georgia community.

“I don’t think in all my