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Govt. pays millions in benefits to dead farmers

...federal government is still paying out millions of dollars a year in subsidies to dead farmers, according to a new government audit released Monday that said the Agriculture Department doesn't do routine checks required to make sure it is paying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-30/govt-pays-millions-benefits-dea
Ignoring warning costs states

...State officials had plenty of warning. Over the past three decades, two national commissions and a series of government audits sounded alarms about the dwindling amount of money states were setting aside to pay unemployment insurance to laid-off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-02-20/ignoring-warning-costs-s
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Statewide debt soars in South Carolina

...which data is available. The information is compiled by the Census Bureau, which collects the statistics from state government audits, budgets and other financial reports. The bureau's figures attempt to capture all sorts of state obligations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/12/met_421924.shtml
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People in the News

...flip-flops. Other performers included Carlos Santana, Prince and British R&B singer Craig David. A recent government audit report said surveys showed the event "was on the whole not perceived by the public as good value for (the) money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/06/ent_414658.shtml
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Costa Rican paradise in peril

...have raised a little more than $1 million, including money set aside previously for the park's preservation. A government audit determined that the land had a value of $400,000 several years ago, but the owners are pushing for close to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/01/liv_377219.shtml
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Security audit's delay slows nuclear work

...at the Texas Pantex Plant in west Texas, delaying some weapons work and potentially threatening plant safety, a government audit says. But a top Pantex official said such studies are only part of a multilayered safety approach that uses new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/28/met_367024.shtml
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Officials rebut grand jury prediction of budget shortfall

...October because of backdated purchase orders submitted earlier this year through the city's purchasing department. A government audit released last month confirms grand jurors' findings about backdated purchase orders. Auditors, however, are less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/17/met_353142.shtml
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Audit claims CSX deficiencies

WASHINGTON -- A government audit completed shortly before this month's collision between a passenger train and truck near Savannah, Ga., criticizes CSX Transportation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/17/met_216148.shtml
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MCG, University hospitals targeted in probe

...dating back to 1991 and then reimburse the government double for each payment error, or the hospital can face a government audit of the same records with a potential $10,000 fine for each violation. "What would you do if the (Internal Revenue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/22/met_213364.shtml
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Audit: SRS wasted funds on ground water sampling

The Savannah River Site contractor wasted $500,000 in federal funds on unnecessary ground water sampling, a government audit has found. The audit only covered 1995, but the sampling program had been in effect since 1991. In 1995, Westinghouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/12/met_209765.shtml
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