Fight posted on Facebook leads to woman's arrest

...children could work things out and be friends again, the report stated.Oatman was booked into jail on two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The deputy also contacted the Department of Family and Children Services.

Mother accused of abuse denied bond

...Attorney Jared Wil liams asked Judge J. David Roper to deny bond. On Feb. 10, a case worker with the Department of Family and Children Services visited the family and saw the 6-year-old with a black eye.Johnson said she didn't know how the...

Georgia child welfare reform legislation establishing child abuse registry signed into law

...foster parents.Deal said the law codifies an executive order giving Bobby Cagle, the director of the Department of Family and Children Services, a more direct line to the governor's office while also creating advisory boards for making rules...

Gail Sumner

MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Gail Sharpe Sumner, age 77, of 1585 Hiltonia Rd., died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Jenkins County, had been a teacher but retired after 30 years as a case worker for the Jenkins

Ga. Senate passes spending plan

...mental-development disability.Like the versions from the House and governor, it adds 278 caseworkers at the Department of Family and Children Services, increases HOPE Scholarships, restores two teacher planning days and creates job training for inmates...

Augusta woman arrested after police find toddler in SUV sitting near meth, HIV-infected needles

An Augusta mother was charged after police found her toddler sitting in a vehicle near metahmphetamine paraphernalia and HIV-infected needles.

Mom charged with punching child, 6

...the eye with a balled up fist leaving a mark.The child was placed with a grandparent while police and Department of Family and Child Services conducted the investigation.

Death of Augusta native Karen Williams remains unsolved

...Williams battled drug addiction for 10 years, while having several of her children taken away by the Department of Family and Children Services.However, Katherine Jackson said her daughter "seemed to have finally won her battle with drugs...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:ALL CORRESPONDENCE from the Department of Family and Children Services gives you a toll-free number to call. Twice I have tried and was on hold over an hour each time. One time I did get to speak...

Georgia child deaths up, report says

ATLANTA -- The number is increasing of Georgia children whose deaths were related to maltreatment, according to a report released Thursday.