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Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

Scott Wheatley was named Thursday as the new director of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/wheatley-named-permanent-gro
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/sc-senators-say-heigel-has-ri
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.

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

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-29/uninsured-south-carolina-eli
Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens resigned Friday afternoon.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-22/grovetown-police-chief
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/streamline-rules-lawmake
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-20/128-gas-pumps-augusta-area-c
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-16/va-legislation-gaining-g
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-22/reporting-lags-gas-hotel-mote
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-09/sc-medicaid-agency-helps-sch