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Augusta man sentenced for child abuse, sexual assault

...Richmond County Juvenile Court, said Assistant District Attorney Pete Lamb. At first, the court and the Department of Family and Children Services were investigating whether Newton was beating the children's mother in front of them.After the children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-02/augusta-man-sentenced-
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-28/augusta-woman-arrested
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-18/fight-posted-facebook-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-18/mother-accused-abuse-d
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-05/georgia-child-welfare-re
Gail Sumner

...Jenkins County, had been a teacher but retired after 30 years as a case worker for the Jenkins County Department of Family and Children Services. She was also an active member of the Edith Cavell Chapter 193 Order of the Eastern Star and Green Fork...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174831214
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/ga-senate-passes-spendin
Georgia child deaths up, report says

...jumped from 464 in 2012 to 1,477 in 2013.Gov. Nathan Deal added hundreds of social workers to the Department of Family and Children Services last year and is recommending 278 more in his budget proposal for next year. Last year, he also transferred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-16/ga-child-deaths-report-s
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-30/rants-raves
Katie Hoats

...was active in WMU, Acteens, and had taught Sunday School for many years. She was retired from the Department of Family and Children Services as a para professional accountant. Survivors include her beloved husband of 45 years, Lewis Hoats...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174190676