Fire damages south Georgia town

...Hinesville came to help direct the firefighters, Lane said.Julia Burch, executive director of the Wayne County Protective Service, said she received a call around 9 p.m. that the agency's thrift store was burning."They said there was...

Department of Social Services requests 200 more workers to reach caseload goals

...than 14 to 20 children ideally.The new positions would reverse a four-year decline in the number of child-protective services and foster care positions at the agency. Those positions have dropped by 255, or 18 percent, since 2009.

Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child protective services agency to resolve large case backlog

...eliminates a backlog of child protective services investigations.More than 3,300 Georgia child protective services investigations are overdue...Investigations into child protective services complaints are supposed to...

Mandatory overtime ordered for Ga. DFCS workers

...eliminates a backlog of child protective services investigations. More than 3,300 Georgia child protective services investigations are overdue...Investigations into child protective services complaints are supposed to...

Report says police, not politics, to blame for delay in probe of Jerry Sandusky

...report, prosecutors told Moulton they waited until 2011 to search Sandusky's home computer and subpoena child protective services records because they "believed that they were unlikely to be productive and would have risked publicly revealing...

Georgia seeks to hire 175 DFCS caseworkers

...that the General Assembly must fully fund Child Protective Services.Through budget cuts and the loss of other funds, "the ability of the state to [operate] Child Protective Services has been decimated," Lehman said."The work...


Opens Friday, Jun 13, 2014 Synopsis: A neglectful single father struggles to forge a bond with his delinquent teenage son in order to reunite their fractured family. In the wake of his wife's death, grieving Hollis (Aaron Paul) gradually begins to withdraw from the lives of his motocross-obsessed son Jacob, and Jacob's impressionable younger brother Wes. When Jacob and Wes' increasingly destructive antics draw the attention of Child Protective Services, the younger sibling is promptly removed from his home and placed in the care of his Aunt Pam. Meanwhile, deeply shaken by the realization that his family is at serious risk of self-destructing, Hollis strives to own up to his mistakes, teach Jacob the importance of accountability, and bring the family back together before all hope is lost. Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, and Deke Garner co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Tommy Rickerson

...Jesse and Mary Rickerson. He was an U.S. Army veteran, a lifelong carpenter and a Security Guard for Universal Protective Services. Survivors include his daughters, Candy (Frank) Pendrey and Angie (Kent) Clark; four sisters, Jane (Rudolph...

Legislators prepare for 'silver tsunami'

...his spending recommendations for the next fiscal year. He requested $693,000 in additional funds for adult protective services, workers who investigate cases of elder abuse, and $227,000 for emergency placement for older patients who...

Occupy Columbia case reaches settlement

...said anyone attempting to camp out on the Statehouse grounds after 6 p.m. would be arrested by the Bureau of Protective Services for trespassing.Ha ley said the protesters were free to return in daylight hours but noted that the occupation...