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Viewpoint: Open Meetings Law

A North Georgia Mayor crossed the line when he ordered a citizen journalist to leave a Cumming City Council meeting in 2012.

Now, he's paying for his mistake.

Attorney General Sam Olens sued Cumming Mayor Henry Gravitt for violating Georgia's Open Meetings law and Olens won.

Now, the Mayor has to fork over $12,000 to pay a fine.

Georgia's Open Records and Open Meetings Laws are designed to protect you, the citizens of our state.

WALB works daily to make sure South Georgia politicians, law enforcement agencies and other public servants abide by those laws.

We applaud the Attorney General and hope that not only the Mayor of Cumming learned his lesson, but that other public officials will take note that Georgia's Sunshine laws will be enforced.

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