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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
State diverts road money on programs

...years. It is money that is supposed to go to the Highway Patrol to enforce the state's mandatory insurance law. A government audit this year said the number of uninsured drivers keeps growing and has helped keep South Carolina's auto insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/25/met_208864.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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Barnes starts audit of state's colleges

...begin a thorough evaluation of the system, so Chancellor Stephen Portch volunteered to take part in Mr. Barnes' government audit program as well. Mr. Barnes said the review will include an audit of business practices -- such as human resources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/11/met_273725.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
Life & style
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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Business briefs

...trying to clone human embryos for therapeutic uses, misspent nearly $150,000 in government grants, according to a government audit that also questions the company's financial health. The audit by the Department of Health and Human Services alleges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/16/bus_345045.shtml
Business
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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