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Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens resigned Friday afternoon.
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.
Furloughed SRS workers return to work Monday

Gary Driesen and his 1,400 furloughed coworkers at Savannah River Remediation won't return to work until Monday, according to a U.S. Energy Department statement issued Thursday. That will be 16 days off the job.
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.
Haley orders panel to review state regulations

Gov. Nikki Haley directed her Cabinet agencies Tuesday to review their regulations, saying South Carolina needs to get rid of government rules that hamper businesses.