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Food stamp backlog over, Ga. officials say

...ATLANTA -- After clearing a backlog of thousands seeking food stamps, Georgia officials now are waiting to find out if it...station WABE reported.Almost 2 million Georgians receive food stamps.Georgia's food stamp backlog resulted from staffing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-04/food-stamp-backlog-over-ga-o
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...recipients, in particular, the longer they receive food stamps, the higher their BMI," Koller told The Post and Courier...Work 2 Health" proposal would apply to everyone getting food stamps in the three counties. People with children under age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Debit cards to save over food stamps

...Columbia County will save thousands this year by not mailing food stamps for the Department of Family and Children Services. Instead, DFCS is replacing the food stamps with a debit card, which works like traditional ATM...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/22/met_231499.shtml
Metro
Judge lets store accept food stamps

An inner-city Augusta supermarket can accept food stamps again -- for now. Chief U.S. District Court Judge...Ninth Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard, to accept food stamps until a hearing next week. At that hearing, Judge Bowen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/20/bus_256717.shtml
Business
Senate tries to make sure the dead don't get food stamps

...the other agencies of deaths of food stamp recipients. Similar steps would be taken to prevent people from receiving food stamps from more than one state at a time. The House could vote on the bill as early as Thursday. Social Security officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/15/bus_241901.shtml
Business
Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...testing for some applicants for food stamps and welfare generated controversy...About 30,000 applications for food stamps - some new, some renewals - were...Almost 2 million Georgians receive food stamps.'We were surprised'Shelley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
Rep. Jack Kingston wants work requirement for healthy food stamp recipients

...healthy individuals who receive food stamps to work.Speaking Friday at the...able-bodied" individuals on food stamps. He unsuccessfully pushed for...Kingston, who wanted bigger cuts to food stamps, said nutrition and agriculture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-31/rep-jack-kingston-wants-work-
Rants & Raves

...stopping payment to illegal aliens. This is what illegals receive every month: $1,500 per child, $500 for housing, food stamps and in some states free education, including college. Let's wake up, America. Turn your computer on and read it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-01/rants-raves
Harm of minimum-wage laws is neglected and poorly understood

...application of their efforts. It is better than nothing, and superior to a career of idleness combined with welfare and food stamps. It is careless if not cruel to consign such citizens, even temporarily, to these limited outcomes. THESE HARMFUL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-06-22/harm-minimum-wag
Conservative challenges

...finances. The truth is, almost every major program of the federal government ? Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, Veterans Affairs and more ? is either failing financially or failing at its core mission (see: Veterans Affairs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-28/conservative-challeng