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DSS director indicates fixing troubled agency will be costly

COLUMBIA - The director of the Department of Social Services indicated Monday that it will take a lot more money to fix the agency's woes.
Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

Scott Wheatley was named Thursday as the new director of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.
Hunting, fishing licenses to rise first time in 23 years

ATLANTA - Anglers and hunters should expect to pay more for their licenses if the Department of Natural Resources can convince the legislature to impose the first increase in 23 years.
SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced the confirmation of Greenville attorney Catherine Heigel, a former Duke Energy executive, as director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Georgia child welfare reform legislation establishing child abuse registry signed into law

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law a bill aimed at streamlining Georgia's child welfare system to make it more efficient and effective.
Uninsured in South Carolina eligible for Healthy Connections Checkup screenings

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is offering residents who fall into an insurance gap due to Republican's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility a limited benefits program intended to catch illnesses early.
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...
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.
Girl welcomes hospital's upgraded Children's Emergency Department

The newly renovated Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital of Georgia was dedicated Tuesday.
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.