Friday, June 29, 2012

First Slice 6/29/12: Fulton County sweats, and not because of the heat

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:21 AM

HOTLANTA: Sunrise over Stone Mountain.

1) While everybody was either shouting for joy or preparing for dooms day after yesterday's health care ruling, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first Cabinet member ever to be held in contempt of Congress. It's all because he still won't turn over some documents about the botched "Fast and Furious" operation that allowed a couple thousand guns to stroll into Mexico last year - one of which was eventually used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

2) Can't we all just get along? A group of elementary school teachers in Decatur are calling for the school's principal to be removed for bullying before the start of the school year. According to the teachers, Principal Anita Stokes-Brown uses tactics that intimidate staff and refuses to address some classroom disciplinary issues and fights between students.

3) Fulton County may be sweating, but not because of the 100-degree temperatures expected this weekend. The county may have violated federal voting laws in an attempt to clean up it's voting lists of residents registered with vacant lots as addresses. The county says it didn't violate any laws in the process, but some voter rights attorneys say otherwise.

4) A teacher at McEachern High School in Cobb County (which happens to be this humble reporter's alma mater) was charged with sexual assault for doing the nasty with a student of legal age. All the romance apparently took place off-campus, but in Georgia that doesn't matter. Teachers in a relationship with a student from the same school can expect to catch a charge.

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