Rants & Raves

...play their part. RIOTERS WILL TEAR up stores, streets and houses, but you don't see them tearing up Department of Family and Children Services offices, welfare offices, food stamps offices. I wonder why?

Prison drug smuggling plot foiled, police say as wife charged

...of methamphetamine. Her children, ages 2 and 8, who were with her at the time, were released to the Department of Family and Child Services.Warrants were also obtained for Lopez.

Augusta man sentenced for child abuse, sexual assault

An Augusta man who beat his children and sexually assaulted a girl between the ages of 8 and 11 refused to admit his guilt Thursday, but he did enter a plea that spared the children from testifying at trial.

Mother used her two children to help shoplift items at Augusta Wal-Mart, police say

Police said a mother used her two children to help her steal more than 100 items from Wal-Mart on Sunday.

3 arrested in cases involving poor care for minors

...supervision.Around noon, police were called to a home in the 2800 block of Jordan Street after the Department of Family and Child Services received a complaint about a child's well-being.Deputies found the home dilapidated with no running...

Augusta woman arrested after punishing son for breaking curfew

...she saw him outside about 11 p.m. and told him to go inside but that he left.Police contacted the Department of Family and Children Services. The two boys were turned over to their grandmother.

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