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Judge drops contempt order against mother

...the ability to comply with it."Annis' order prompted eight protesters to march in front of the Columbia County Justice Center earlier Friday. Dressed in bright green and waving signs that read, "Stop and Listen," "Audits = Accountability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-05/judge-drops-contempt-o
Georgia's Sony Michel is out with shoulder injury

...player Aaron Hernandez was briefly delayed Thursday by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.The Fall River Justice Center was swept by Massachusetts State Police. No explosives were found and court resumed. FAILED TEST: Defensive end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-03-26/georgias-sony-michel-out-
DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

...doesn't oversee DSS.Last year, two advocacy groups ? Children's Rights and the South Carolina Apple seed Legal Justice Center ? sued DSS and Haley, saying the agency failed to provide 11 children with basic health care and the right kind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-20/dss-wants-child-endang
Lawsuit: South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering children, failing in basic needs

...Department of Social Services.Two advocacy groups ? Children's Rights and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center ? and Columbia attorney Matthew Richardson are suing on behalf of nearly a dozen children in the care of South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/lawsuit-south-carolinas-child
Uninsured in South Carolina eligible for Healthy Connections Checkup screenings

...not take care of them. I don't know if we're being kind or cruel," said Sue Berkowitz with Appleseed Legal Justice Center. "They can't just take it for granted that suddenly some company or some facility will take care of the person...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-29/uninsured-south-carolina-eli
Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

...rolls have expanded by hundreds of thousands of already-eligible residents.Sue Berkowitz, of Appleseed Legal Justice Center, credits Keck with making it easier for qualifying people to get coverage. That includes automatically enrolling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-10/gov-nikki-haley-names-new-lea
Columbia County sample ballot

...following capital outlay projects within Columbia County: (A) county-wide projects: (I) renovations to the justice center and a new garage, (II) construction of a sheriff's administrative building and detention center dorm 2, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/columbia-count
Allen returns to Augusta for ceremonial swearing-in

...construction company fought hard through many change-order negotiations to build the Plaza Building at Augusta's Federal Justice Center, but that Allen was always pleasant and willing to negotiate."Everyone worked out their differences in a friendly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/allen-returns-augusta-ce
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...there's a troubling lack of continuity for children in traumatic situations, said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center."Because there's so much turnover and so much randomness and who's touching the file next, that's causing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

...agency could have been better prepared for applications it knew were coming, said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center."It's a huge problem," she said Monday of the state backlog. "I'm a little surprised they weren't ramped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/sc-medicaid-dealing-appl