Across the region

Ex-Glock executive gets seven years


MARIETTA, GA. — A former executive for Glock Inc. convicted of stealing a pistol and millions of dollars from the gun manufacturing giant was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison even as his supporters raised questions about his conviction.

Paul Jannuzzo, the company’s ex-general counsel, also was sentenced to serve 13 years of probation after a suburban Alanta jury convicted him of stealing a custom pistol that company founder Gaston Glock had loaned to him and pilfering millions of dollars from Glock with another executive.

Jannuzzo’s attorneys sought a lesser sentence, claiming in court papers that local prosecutors had “outsourced” the investigation to Glock’s employees.

School choice bill advances in Senate

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina bill that expands students’ educational options within public schools advanced Wednesday to a Senate committee.

Under the bill, which was approved on a voice vote Wednesday by a Senate Education subcommittee, school districts by 2014-15 would have to offer students at all grade levels at least one additional choice beyond the school they are zoned to attend.

It also allows students to attend any school regardless of attendance lines, even outside of their district, at no cost – a concept known as open enrollment. However, the bill allows officials to turn down a transfer application if a school is at capacity, and to limit the number of yearly transfers from another attendance zone to 3 percent of a school’s population.

In other news

A BILL REMOVING the secrecy surrounding legislators’ investigations into complaints against their colleagues was introduced Wednesday by Senate Democrats in the midst of a possible inquiry into Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

– From wire reports



Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:44

At mid-session, Georgia lawmakers take on taxes, transit

ATLANTA — Activity at Georgia’s Capitol is in full swing as this past week marked the halfway point of 2018’s 40-day legislative session. Read more

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:45

City Ink: Usry says no to mayoral run