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VA legislation gaining ground in Georgia, senator says

During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said new legislation that provides for more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning to take hold.
128 gas pumps in Augusta area cited for defects in past 5 years

According to state inspection reports, 128 pumps have been cited in area counties from 2010 through 2014 for violations ranging from leaky hoses to faulty dispensers that give out too little fuel - and sometimes, too much.
Grovetown police chief resigns

...He indicated that he was ready to pursue other opportunities," Mayor George James said.Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Director Al Robinson.Owens' resignation comes two weeks after...
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.
Hundreds of abandoned properties await demolition funding

The May 20 defeat of Au­gusta's latest sales tax referendum had a hidden downside: cutting proposed funding for one of the city's most pervasive problems.
Girl welcomes hospital's upgraded Children's Emergency Department

The newly renovated Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital of Georgia was dedicated Tuesday.
Reporting lags in Ga.'s hotel-motel tax program

ATLANTA - Dozens of cities and counties across Georgia are authorized to collect money through a lodging tax, but state officials say they are unable to account for how every dollar has been spent.
Georgia water-wildlife dispute back in focus

ATLANTA - After it failed last year, a measure that Georgia regulators say would prevent wildlife deaths during drought is making the rounds again in the Legislature.
South Carolina Medicaid agency helps school clinics

COLUMBIA - Four high-poverty schools in Charleston County could become a statewide model for in-school medical clinics that offer parents a convenient way to take children to the doctor.
Report: S.C. hacker breached Revenue Department system via 2 vulnerabilities

A hacker tricked a user in the Department of Revenue's system into opening a file that then allowed the hacker to access the system. The attack also was aided by the agency use of unsecured, third party-software.