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Office of the Inspector General still reviewing former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's case

...by the state.The Office of the Inspector General, which investigates waste, fraud, abuse or corruption in the state government's executive branch, has assigned a senior deputy to Smith's case after it was referred over by the Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-17/office-inspector-general
SC governor candidate's call for DSS session called unrealistic

...father confessed to killing his five children and then dumping their bodies on a rural hilltop in Alabama."Our state government has a fundamental responsibility to prevent tragedies like this from happening," he wrote Friday to legislative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-15/sc-governor-candidates-call-dss-ses
Gov. Deal, Democrat Carter duel over education at heated candidate forum

...race before an audience of educators.Deal argued he has shielded public education from cuts that other parts of state government had to deal with after the recession, saying he has increased education spending every year he has been in office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-15/gov-deal-democ
Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

...in the poverty rate was attributed to the growth in year-round employment by 2.8 million jobs in the United States, government officials said.White House officials cheered the positive information in the census release."There is reason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-16/poverty-rate-drops-first
NCAA lifts Penn State sanctions

...Penn State got.'"On Friday, the NCAA said in a Pennsylvania state court filing that it is willing to let the state government control the $60 million fine Penn State is paying under the consent decree. The NCAA wants the judge to dismiss...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-09-08/ncaa-lifts-penn-state-san
Depression-era colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

...dilapidated, was one of those. ..."My family was saved by the WPA," she wrote.The Dyess Colony, named for a state government administrator, covered 16,000 acres reclaimed from a swamp and carved into 20- or 40-acre homesteads.The government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-18/depression-colony-cashing-johnny-ca
Should your on-line account die when you do?

...email account, in most states you wouldn't get it." The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, on Wednesday endorsed the plan for "digital assets." It would give loved ones...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-17/should-your-line-account-die
Crisis goes unanswered

...crisis, the president would address the nation, define the crisis and how to deal with the crisis. The people, state governments and the press would be mobilized to help with the plan.President Obama's reaction to the crisis on our southern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-05/crisis-goes-unanswered
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: WHY DOESN'T THE United States government not send the money we send yearly to Mexico and keep that to take care of all their illegal aliens coming across our border? If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-25/rants-raves
Augusta metro loses 2,000 jobs in June

Shedding of hospitality and state government jobs in June resulted in a net decline of 2,000 jobs for...leisure and hospitality jobs dropped 1,500 in June and state government by 700. There were also slight decreases in construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/augusta-metro-loses-2000-j