Former Chronicle reporter gets the scoop in Atlanta

...reported a wire service story of DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer admitting a scheme in which she funneled money to an "adviser" who kicked some cash back to her. Johnny was the one who uncovered, then reported her criminal scheme.This week she pleaded...

Augusta Commission stalls bond refinance vote

...underwriting firm and Augusta financial advisers shifted into high gear Tuesday, when...whether the package the city's financial advisers was presenting for approval was the best...economic apartheid" in Augusta.Financial adviser Dianne McNabb and special city counsel...

Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

...avoided had Obama not been so bent on completely ending the U.S. presence in Iraq. He should have listened to his military advisers, who quietly and publicly predicted the consequences of a premature withdrawal.But he didn't. And the rest, as they...

Ex-DeKalb official faces charges

...is accused of using the invoices to authorize payments to an adviser, who is not named in the complaint. As a result, DeKalb County mailed about 35 checks totaling more than $78,000 to the adviser, who in turn funneled about 75 percent of the money into Boyer's...

On The Move

...commercial lenderEmployer: Queens borough National Bank and TrustWork experience: He previously worked at SunTrust Bank as a private wealth- management adviser.Education: Bachelor of arts in finance, Michigan State University

The biggest bailout

...bailouts. The bill never went anywhere in the Democrat-controlled Senate.Then in April, memos revealed that top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett personally conducted damage control with nervous health insurance companies that said they couldn't hold...

Millage increase was a sweet decision for Augusta Commission

...original plan.Commissioner Marion Wil liams cast the lone no vote on the refinancing recommended by the city's financial adviser, Diane McNabb. Afterward, he said he hadn't changed his mind about the firm, IFS Secur ities, despite learning about...

Business news

...by Dollar Tree.Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.'s offer and determined it wasn't reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed...

Jim Brady dies: Reagan aide, gun control advocate

...distance and yelled, "Killer trees! Killer trees!" to the great amusement of reporters.After the election, Reagan's advisers appeared hesitant to appoint him press secretary. Nancy Reagan was said to feel the job required someone younger and better-looking...

NFL seeks answers regarding marijuana use

...out allowing players to use marijuana for medical purposes. An NFL spokesman reiterated that this month, saying if medical advisers inform the league it should consider modifying the policy, it would explore possible changes.A spokesman for the players...