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Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

...nursing homes involved. CMS said it's 35, while Reese's letter puts the number at 34.Jeremy Arieh, a spokesman for the Department of Community Health, said Wednesday that the agency is awaiting a response from CMS to Reese's letter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
Study: Georgia disaster preparation weak for kids

...plans, special-needs-student plans and a written emergency plan at all K-12 schools.Reg Griffin, a spokesman for the Department of Early Care and Learning, which oversees child care providers, said child care programs must submit a written...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-02/study-georgia-disaster-prepar
Sex questions still taboo on teen survey

...percent of high schoolers said they currently smoked cigarettes.) Asked about the absence of sex questions, a spokesman for the Department of Education on Friday referred a reporter to the Department of Public Health. The latter agency said through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-16/sex-questions-still-taboo-te
Agencies disagree on Augusta's homeless numbers

...it's a very dynamic population that can be hard to get a sense of who's included," said Jereon Brown, a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the agency that regulates U.S. homeless criteria.For years, HUD has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-07/agencies-disagree-augustas-ho
Farmers do not get individual aid for cleanup

...county yet, but we are continuing to pick up debris until it is all collected," he said.Kent Politch, spokesman for the Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, said emergency conservation funds, and business and farm loans between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-04/farmers-do-not-get-individual
Across Georgia

...state official says Georgia's largest mental hospital will stop admitting new patients. Thomas Wilson, a spokesman for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, said Central State hospital in Milledgeville will remain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2009-11-21/across-georgia
Health | Health Care
Forum is part of Aiken police reaccreditation

...Safety, or are officers worthy of some praise? Now's the time to speak up, said Sgt. David Turno, a spokesman for the department. A public forum has been scheduled for Monday in the municipal courtroom in downtown Aiken for residents to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/04/aik_28831.shtml
XXX Aiken
Splash pad awaits proper paperwork

...completed application to operate a North Augusta splash pad that's been finished since April.Thom Berry, the spokesman for the Department of Health and Environmental Control, said health officials will inspect the splash pad at Summerfield Park...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-28/north-augusta-splash-pad-sti
Donation will help equip police dog team

...the Aiken Dog Training Club gave $1,426 to the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Sgt. David Turno, a spokesman for the department, said the money likely will be used for equipment for the Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team. "We like to spend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/04/aik_39912.shtml
Aiken County Crime
Officers conduct hunting inquiry

...officers are suspected of hunting doves over a baited field last weekend. Lt. Robert McCullough, the media spokesman for the department's law enforcement section, would not identify the game wardens involved because no formal charges had been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/met_429295.shtml
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