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University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County continues despite a decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice to contest the decision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/university-doctors-appeal-co
Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

A group of companies awarded more than $106 million in public grants by the state of Georgia fell short of producing the number of jobs they promised by about 42 percent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-30/companies-receive-incentives-
Rural Georgia may get basic-service hospitals

...hospital to downsize its services, the commissioner of a Georgia health agency said Thursday.Clyde Reese, commissioner of the Department of Community Health, said he would ask the board of the agency to promulgate rules for such a "step-down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/rural-georgia-may-get-ba
Authorities plan an increased road, waterways presence Memorial Day weekend

...maintained."A little common sense and a little preparation go a long way," said Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-23/authorities-plan-incre
Deal shakes up child-welfare agency

ATLANTA - Georgia's child-welfare agency is undergoing an overhaul that involves replacing the current director and having the new leader report directly to the governor.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12/deal-shakes-child-welfare-age
Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child protective services agency to resolve large case backlog

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate a backlog of investigations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/mandatory-overtime-ordered-ge
Mandatory overtime ordered for Ga. DFCS workers

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate case backlogs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-25/mandatory-ot-ga-dfcs
Enrollment for Medicaid, PeachCare hits new high

Georgia enrollment in Medicaid and PeachCare has jumped to 1.8 million, a new record, state officials say.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-29/enrollment-medicaid-peachcar
Behavioral health program taking on a new look

The state is continuing its transformation in behavioral health services by creating "crisis centers" in Albany, Thomasville and Valdosta.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-20/behavioral-health-program-ta
University, Doctors hospitals must wait to make case for ER in Evans

University and Doctors hospitals will appeal the state ruling denying them permission to build free-standing emergency departments, but a hearing is likely months away.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-02-25/university-doctors-hospitals