ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors say a former member of DeKalb County’s zoning board has pleaded guilty to bribery.
Authorities said in a statement that 42-year-old Jeremy Clark of Lithonia pleaded guilty to accepting $3,500 in exchange for voting to allow a business in Tucker to operate as a late-night dance club without obtaining proper county permits.
Authorities say the business owner paid Clark $2,000 in cash and donated about $1,500 to a nonprofit Clark was involved in.
It has been a tumultuous year for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, from an improving performance in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to a massive security breach, an ongoing dispute over a proposed contract amendment and rate changes that angered physicians last year.
But BCBS Georgia President Morgan Kendrick addressed these issues head-on Thursday.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person who shot a student with a BB gun Thursday as the victim exited a school bus.
Deputies responded to the 2600 block of Teakwood Drive about 3:25 p.m., where a 16-year-old said he was shot in the back, according to a police report.
The victim said he noticed a white vehicle parked behind the bus. As the victim and other students exited, the shooter pointed a BB gun out of the car window and began firing at the students, according to the report.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation discovered it had sent the wrong body for burial in Augusta after an employee at the state crime lab noticed that a corpse being prepared for pickup wasn’t the right person, according to an executive report from the agency.
The GBI mistakenly sent the body of Louie Caldwell, of Clayton County, to Thomas L. King Funeral Home in Martinez instead of Johnny Morgan Lowe III. Lowe’s family buried Caldwell on Dec. 8 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
After years of city leaders pushing for bus service to Fort Gordon, few riders are taking advantage of the route that’s running as a pilot program.
Since beginning Nov. 3, Augusta Public Transit has collected $911.80 from 809 riders through Monday, according to data obtained through a Georgia Open Records Act request. The Monday through Saturday route has run 85 days, meaning an average of fewer than 10 riders daily.
The route’s most popular day of Saturday averages 31.6 riders. Ridership peaked Feb. 7 – also a Saturday – with 72 riders.