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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Augusta woman charged after police finds children alone in bug-infested house

A deputy discovered the home unlocked with four unsupervised children between the ages of 5 and 14. A police report described the home as "bug infested," with piles of dirty laundry, trash, dirt and hair throughout it.

Police report says teacher shoplifted party supplies

...safety, said Saturday that Morgan was in Athens on a school field trip but had driven separately.The Department of Family and Children Services took the child after police were unable to find anyone to take custody of her. Morgan told police the...

Power out for much of region

...power and was unable to accept more residents.A new shelter was to open at noon. The Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services and the American Red Cross will operate the facility at 2920 Mike Padgett Highway.Richmond County road...

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...