It could be another week before Fulton Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter rules on a motion that the 35 indicted Atlanta educators were compelled to make statements in the state’s cheating investigation.
These are the statements which the Fulton County District Attorney’s office plans to use in the criminal case.
Tuesday Judge Baxter indicated he was leaning toward ruling in favor of the defendants.
What it comes down to is whether or not the statements made by the educators fall under the 1967 Supreme Court ruling based on the case Garrity vs. New Jersey.
According to a new survey, customers are more satisfied with the airline industry for the second year in a row. That includes Delta Air Lines. The Atlanta-based air carrier received its highest score on the American Customer Satisfaction index since 1999.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is among the most famous works housed in The Netherlands’ Mauritshuis, a 17th-century art museum in The Hague. Johannes Vermeer’s portrait has intrigued audiences for centuries and the Girl is paying Atlanta a visit, along with some of her friends.
The High Museum opens their exhibit Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis this week and WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with the Maritshuis’ director Emilie Gordenker and with High Museum Director Michael Shapiro about how the exhibit came to Atlanta.
Animal activists are still waiting on final word from DeKalb County on the location of a new animal shelter. After weeks of delay, residents are frustrated and concerned about the shelter being built on one of the proposed sites.
Two weeks ago, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was set to recommend a site for a new shelter.
Instead, three sites were proposed, and the final recommendation was supposed to come Tuesday at the county commission meeting. But the county presented further evaluations.
A second suspended member of the DeKalb County school board appeared in court Tuesday in an attempt to reclaim her seat. Of the six suspended members, Sarah Copelin-Wood served on the board the longest.
Copelin-Wood testified she performed her board duties well. But when asked by her attorney, Jarred Wilson, why she was suspended, her reply didn’t seem to make sense.
In this Atlanta Sounds audio slideshow we meet Bo Bradshaw. He’s been collecting tractors since the 1990’s. While modern tractors have electric starters, Bradshaw’s 1938 AW John Deere tractor has no key, but requires a hand crank to start. Bradshaw grew up in a small town in Indiana, where his love of tractors originated. Today he is a resident of Inman Park where you can sometimes find him giving hay rides.
UPDATE 6:10 p.m. -- WABE's Jonathan Shapiro has just filed an audio report on the indictment, which is posted above. Also, we have received a copy of the indictment (PDF), which has been posted to our web site.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was indicted by a grand jury today, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s office.
Today the Southern Christian Leadership Conference denounced what it says is a legal attack on Representative Tyrone Brooks. Brooks was recently charged in a 30-count federal grand jury indictment. The indictment alleges Brooks misused nearly $1 million dollars from a charity he founded in 1990 and the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference CEO and President Emeritus Charles Steele did not want to get into specifics about the charges against Brooks.