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DSS creating statewide hotline

...as much information as they can and then also direct the caller to call law enforcement, if appropriate, said agency spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus.Other recommendations by Rosa include requiring that social workers make "face-to-face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/dss-creating-statewide-hotlin
South Carolina braces for loss of health insurers

...policies in South Carolina, affecting more than 30,000 people, according to the state Insurance Department.Agency spokeswoman Ann Roberson said insurers cited the federal health care overhaul in abandoning the state's individual or small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-25/south-carolina-braces-loss-he
Georgia looks into 'unusually high' numbers of child deaths

...analyzed the causes of the deaths and identified ways the agency could improve prevention of and responses to deaths.Agency spokeswoman Susan Boatwright called the number of deaths in the central and southwest Georgia regions "unusually high" relative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-06/georgia-looks-unusually-high-
Elder care home cited for issues days before fight

...Environmental Control. The agency reviewed the plan last Wednesday and is seeking additional explanations, said agency spokeswoman Lindsey Evans.A previous inspection in June resulted in five "Class 1" violations related to fire safety, such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-27/elder-care-home-cited-issues-
S.C. unemployment agency to cut workers, route customers online

...Finan said.They follow the elimination of 130 jobs over the past six months.Since 2010, the federal government has decreased what it sends the state for operations by $15 million, said agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-09/sc-unemployment-agency-cut-wo
Many insured in S.Carolina must buy new health plans

...nearly 12,400 people had visited the Medicaid Web site, and more than 6,600 people had created accounts, said agency spokeswoman Colleen Mullis.The 21,325 total applications received represented an increase of several thousand more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-28/many-insured-scarolina-must-buy-new
Medicaid pay raise for doctors? Not here, not yet

...is expected to begin this summer for almost all states, Kaiser Health News reported Tuesday, quoting a federal agency spokeswoman.But Georgia won't be among them.The projected date for physicians in Georgia to get the pay bump is November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-18/medicaid-pay-raise-doctors-n
Across South Carolina

...Department has awarded $70,000 in grants to help coastal residents make their homes more hurricane resistant. Agency spokeswoman Ann Roberson says 14 families have received $5,000 each to pay for upgrades such as roof and window protection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/27/met_154255.shtml
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SC unemployment agency reducing offices from 56 to 40

...19.The Department of Employment and Workforce is reducing its offices for unemployment services from 56 to 39.Agency spokeswoman Adrienne Fairwell says clients can still get services online or by calling a toll-free number. But for face-to-face...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-04/sc-unemployment-agency-reduci
Protesters draw SLED to Williston

...disputed incident involving a Williston police officer in the wake of last month's protests by a residents group. Agency spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson confirmed that SLED is looking into the June 13 arrest of Williston resident LaKenya Cuthbertson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/05/met_424371.shtml
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