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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal wrote letter promoting ethics chief less than year after complaints filed against him

...a copy of the recommendation a week after it reported that text and e-mail messages between LaBerge and Deal's chief of staff, Chris Riley, showed the two engaged in lighthearted banter around the time LaBerge claimed to have been pressured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-07-29/georgia-governor-nathan-deal-wr
Buck is homegrown pick

...of authority and responsibility, including assistant superintendent of Rome City Schools, and presently as acting chief of staff and chief academic officer of the Georgia Department of Education.Having known Dr. Buck for all these years, I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-21/buck-homegrown-pick
Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

...over that time frame.At the Augusta hospital, the chiefs of staff have received more than half of the performance awards...Spen cer, the last physician to permanently hold the chief of staff position, got a $2,000 performance award, even...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-19/augusta-va-execs-awarded-25k
Jason Carter continues ethics attack on Gov. Nathan Deal at Paine College

...LaBerge, the executive director of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, and Deal chief of staff Chris Riley and chief counsel Ryan Teague, wasn't released to attorneys during two whistleblower lawsuits settled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-16/jason-carter-c
Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

...to rebuild. It saw the voluntary resignations of two chiefs of staff: Dr. Michael Spencer earlier this year and Dr. Luke...Director Bob Hamilton said the hospital hopes to hire a new chief of staff next month. Spokesman Pete Sco vill said it can be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-12/organizations-link-va-proble
Democratic nominee seeks investigation into governor's office for intimidation allegations to derail 2010 campaign probe

...Carter said, as a July 2013 memo from LaBerge ? released publicly Monday ? suggests the involvement of Deal's chief of staff, Chris Riley, and government attorney, Ryan Teague."The state auditor's office is not investigating the governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-15/investigation-
Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for Augusta woes

...full-time physician positions are vacant, including chief of staff and surgery, according to job postings.Through the...identified a strong candidate and should have a new chief of staff by next month.Gibson said hospital leadership is increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/acting-va-chief-blames-staff
Four VA retaliation cases open in Georgia

...Kostromin told The Chronicle in May that he began sending repeated warnings to his supervisor and the hospital's chief of staff about appointment requests being ignored in 2010, a year before three cancer patients died, records show. The doctor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-30/four-va-retaliation-cases-op
Former Sen. Howard Baker Jr. famous for Watergate, dies at 88-years-old

...earned the respect of Republicans and Democrats alike and rose to the post of majority leader. He served as White House chief of staff at the end of the Reagan administration and was U.S. ambassador to Japan during President George W. Bush's first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-26/ex-sen-howard-baker-dies
South Carolina Revenue director Blume retiring

...resignation, submitted Friday, takes effect July 18.Gov. Nikki Haley's office confirmed she will nominate Blume's chief of staff, Rick Reames, to replace him."During a very trying time, his strong leadership and professional experience set...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-23/sc-revenue-director-blume-retiring