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Attorney general finds no state law violations by resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith

...letter said the office reviewed the DPS investigation and supplemental materials provided by the Georgia Office of Inspector General. After much of the DPS testimony was obtained under the Garrity Rule, which protects law officers from prosecution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-27/ag-finds-no-state-law-vi
Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

Two inspector general reports released in advance of a...completed last month by the VA's inspector general found that the hiring of a director...chief of staff.A comprehensive inspector general investigation of the Augusta VA was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-17/reports-pan-southeast-va-hos
Don't be bullied into falling for 'IRS' scam

...the IRS or your accountant.? If you know you don't owe taxes, call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at (800) 366-4484 or treasury.gov.? If you've been targeted by this scam you should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/dont-be-bullied-falling-ir
Across South Carolina

Haley selects new probation directorCOLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Friday named the prison agency's inspector general as the next leader of South Carolina's probation and parole agency.Jerry Adger, 60, of Irmo, replaces Kela...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-09/across-south-carolina
Top stories of 2014: New chief of staff at Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center expected to be hired by January

...resignation came as senior leaders within the Department of Veterans Affairs began reviewing a "comprehensive" Inspector General report on health care issues at the Augusta hospital.Michelle Cox-Henley, the chief of nursing and patient services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/new-chief-staff-charlie-norw
Top stories of 2014: Smith resigns from District 7 commission post

...Training, which certifies law enforcement officers, and to the Georgia Office of Inspector General.The matter remains under review by POST, while the inspector general found substance to the allegations and is now working with the Georgia Attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-24/smith-resigns-district
New Augusta NAACP leadership prompts optimism for chapter's future

...from college. She worked across the country as an Army nurse until moving to Augusta in 2004, where she served as inspector general until retiring in 2009.Nash-Teachey said she joined the Augusta NAACP chapter in 2005 and served on its health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-06/new-augusta-naacp-leadership
Augusta VA facing similar struggles a year after cancer-related deaths

...Nov. 14, stating the initial Inspector General investigation he requested in...received a partial report from the Inspector General this month, but the office...visit to Augusta. The VA's Inspector General has issued a draft report to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-25/augusta-va-facing-similar-st
Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

...points to successes in other states that required database participation.The idea is not new in South Carolina. Inspector General Patrick Maley recommended it 19 months ago in a report that called on legislators, state officials and the medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/council-south-carolina-databa
Nursing chief named interim director of Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center

...Rebecca Wiley. The probe found that only one employee, Stapleton, was punished with "verbal counseling."The VA Inspector General's office has also completed an investigation on health care issues at the Augusta hospital, but spokeswoman Catherine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-02/nursing-chief-named-interim-