Funds for home heating assistance depleted for year

...to apply for assistance after serving the elderly. Residents can call (706) 724-0701 in late December to check if more funds are available.The federally-funded program is administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services.

Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

...Carolina's Medicaid agency.Christian Soura will take over for Tony Keck at the state De part ment of Health and Human Services starting Nov. 20. The Senate still must confirm his appointment.DHHS provides health care coverage to nearly 1...

Across the region

...Ex-worker sentenced in breach of dataCOLUMBIA - A former employee at South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has been sentenced to three years probation in connection with a breach of data from the agency.Attorney General...

Double trouble

...proposed by interim City Administrator Tameka Allen. Appropriations to outside organizations ? including health and human services agencies ? are being slashed up to 25 percent.And in addition to this year's property tax increase ? the largest...

Phone line for Georgia food stamp recipients busy

...food stamp users in July 2012 to do "more with less" after budget cuts at its parent agency, the Department of Human Services, said Susan Boat wright, the division's spokeswoman.The central line was supposed to replace face-to-face...

Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

...responsibilities, including the Centers for Disease Control, The Department of Defense, and the Department of Health and Human Services.But on Thursday, Obama conceded that such a point person might in fact be necessary even as he praised his adviser...

Second enrollment period for health care coverage begins Nov. 15

...the law as of August, including more than 316,000 in Georgia, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, 87 percent got a subsidy to enroll and their average premium was $54, according to the pro-enrollment...

Department of Human Services Board says photo IDs will cost $7.7 million

...adding photos to food stamp cards will cost Georgia more than $7.7 million next year.Members of the Department of Human Services Board approved the budget request last month. Lawmakers included the photo requirement as part of a larger bill aimed...

Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

...Rendell, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd...

Browns' Josh Gordon reinstated, suspension reduced from a year to 10 games

...protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to block Peterson from using corporal punishment or physical discipline on the boy. It also would block...