Gwinnett News

I’m sorry I missed posting this but there was a rally last night calling on indicted Commissioner Kevin Kenerly to resign.

Members of the Atlanta Tea Party will be rallying at 6:30 p.m. this evening outside the chambers of the Gwinnett County Commission, to encourage the resignation of Commissioner Kevin Kenerly, who was indicted last week on bribery and other charges.

The Gwinnett Daily Post has an article about the five contested State House races in Gwinnett.

The big news yesterday was the unsealing of the Special Grand Jury’s report on the purchase of park land.

Among the findings detailed in the 58-page report:

– In Bannister’s case, the grand jury concluded that it would be better to have Bannister step down than to trust his fate to the outcome of a criminal trial.

– The report criticizes former Superior Court Judge James Oxendine for conduct that was “inappropriate if not unethical” for his involvement in negotiating one of the land deals on behalf of developer Joe Dixon.

– The AJC reported that Dixon sold the county 8.3 acres along Lakes Parkway west of Lawrenceville for about $1.2 million last year. The commission decided to buy the land even though county staff members indicated it was not a top priority and would be difficult to develop into a park.

The county’s Superior Court judges later relieved Oxendine of his duties as a senior judge for violating rules prohibiting him from practicing law on the side. Grand jurors concluded they had no sanction to recommend because Oxendine already has left the bench.

The full document can be obtained here (pdf).

3 comments

  1. View from Brookhaven says:

    Now if we can just get you guys hooked up to MARTA, you’ll be just like the rest of us!

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