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Hundreds of abandoned properties await demolition funding

...undertaking to rid Augusta of blighted properties, are set to begin this week, according to Rob Sherman, the deputy director of the department's development division.Among the worst areas are the historic Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-06/hundreds-abandoned-properties
Girl welcomes hospital's upgraded Children's Emergency Department

...pediatric training extends throughout the children's Emergency Department, said Dr. Natalie Lane, the medical director of the department."We are well-trained," she said. "We all have sub-specialty training in pediatric emergency medicine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-20/girl-welcomes-hospitals-upgr
Georgia water-wildlife dispute back in focus

...investment projects," Rogers told state lawmakers this week.Two years ago, a lobbying firm run by the former director of the Department of Natural Resources and a government council in southwest Georgia applied for state funding to test whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-08/georgia-water-wildlife-disput
South Carolina Medicaid agency helps school clinics

...to make sure they're using every possible opportunity" for reimbursements, said Melanie Giese, a deputy director of the Department of Health and Human Services.If students can be treated at school, they're less likely to end up in emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-09/sc-medicaid-agency-helps-sch
Reporting lags in Ga.'s hotel-motel tax program

...continues to encourage them to turn in the reports, sending out periodic reminders.Both Stafford and John Turner, director of the department's community development division, said they were unaware of any attempts by the state to restrict a community's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-22/reporting-lags-gas-hotel-mote
Furloughed SRS workers return to work Monday

...his elderly parents in Wisconsin, said he does not know if the bill includes contractors.James Giusti, the director of the Department of Energy's Savannah River Office of External Affairs, said Thursday that as far as he knows, contracted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-17/furloughed-srs-workers-return
Former DFCS Regional director pleads guilty to misdemeanor child abuse

The area's former regional director of the Department of Family and Children Services pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child abuse charge Wednesday.Sharonika Wimberly, 34, was sentenced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-13/former-dfcs-regional-d
Cuts to unemployment save S.C. money

...for 2013, not up as suggested by a senator highly critical of the agency, said Laura Robinson, the assistant director of the Department of Employment and Workforce.The agency is on track to pay as little as $300 million in benefits this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-09-11/cuts-unemployment-save-sc-money
Ga. charter school commission holds 1st meeting

...commission is to have no business at all because local districts are approving charters," said Louis Erste, director of the Department of Education's Charter Schools Division.Education groups and State Superintendent of Schools John Barge opposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-31/ga-charter-school-commis
Report: S.C. hacker breached Revenue Department system via 2 vulnerabilities

...officials told The State newspaper that the number of hacked returns had risen to 3.8 million.Jim Etter, the director of the Department of Revenue, told state senators in a hearing last month that about 250 employees had credentials to access the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-07/report-sc-hacker-breached-rev