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...

Two Augusta mothers charged after children left unattended

...brought the child into her front yard and called the child's grandmother, who came to pick him up.A Department of Family and Child Services employee came to the scene but Tart never returned. Tart was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday...

Georgia toddler found crawling along road; dad arrested

CARLTON, Ga. -- The father of a 1-year-old girl was arrested after she was found crawling along Georgia Highway 72.The child was rescued by a Carlton man who told deputies he was driving from Elberton about 10 a.m. Friday when he spotted the child crawling along the fog line of the highway, according to a Madison County sheriff's report. The man stopped, placed the crying child inside his vehicle and called 911, deputies said.

Streamline rules, lawmakers told

ATLANTA -- Rules for shampoo and dishwashing soap to be in locked cabinets to protect teenagers at private, state-licensed facilities are listed as in need of change.

Another parent charged with leaving child unattended in vehicle in Augusta

...was heading to the sheriff's office to file a report.A report states the child was unharmed. The Department of Family and Children Services was notified and allowed the child to be released to his mother.On Monday, a 28-year-old woman...

Mother tries to conceal newborn's birth

...police and say she found the baby.The child and mother were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center. A Department of Family and Children Services representative was sent to the hospital to follow up on the condition of Simms and her child.Charges...

Augusta mother charged after leaving baby in locked SUV, police say

An Augusta college student is facing charges after she left her 2-week-old child in the back of a locked SUV so she could take a cosmetology exam, police said.

Mother faces cruelty charges

...children were found with bruises to the body.According to a sheriff's office incident report, a Department of Family and Children Services employee contacted the sheriff's office Thursday after two siblings, ages 4 and 6, arrived at their...

DFCS facing $1 million suit in death

...administrator of Markea Berry's estate filed the seven-page complaint. It alleges that the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services made several missteps in its handling of the case. In July 2012, a state official says the agency was...

Rita Smith

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rita D. Smith was born on June 29, 1952 to the late Sarah M. Davis and Robert L. Davis in Kimball, WV. She departed this life to begin her new life with JESUS on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Funeral