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Zachary provides open government training for hospital authority
Valdosta Daily Times announces Georgia-Florida SunLight Project reporting team
The lower courts got it wrong. Now it is up the the state’s High Court to overturn a bad decision related to the public records of hospitals in Georgia. Read why this case should matter to all the people of Georgia. Supreme Court urge to keep the public’s business public
Ron Daniel, of the Douglas County Sentinel, is reporting the Douglas County (Ga.) Board of Education has taken a public position open government advocates say would compromise government transparency. For full article see: Douglas County Sentinel coverage
See the full report in the Valdosta Daily Times: Sunshine violation by Georgia court ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit says a central Georgia court is illegally jailing people and then making it impossible to challenge their convictions by denying them access to their public court records.
VALDOSTA, Ga. — When The Valdosta Daily Times exposed repeated violations of the state’s open government laws by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, the authority retaliated by canceling newspaper subscriptions for patients and pulling all advertising from the newspaper. Now, months later city officials are calling for the resignations of the city’s…