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State still not meeting care goals for disabled

...unlikely to meet its July 1 deadline to achieve all of its obligations under the Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Independent Reviewer Elizabeth Jones said in her latest court filing.Georgia entered into the agreement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-03-25/state-still-not-meeting-care
Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

What began as two Georgia mental health patients seeking community care has become a national crusade by the U.S. Department of Justice to move patients out of state facilities and into community care, with what some say are unintended consequences.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-21/supreme-court-ruling-fuels-p
Ferguson police chief resigns

FERGUSON, Mo. - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-11/ferguson-police-chief-resigns
New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-13/new-wrinkle-ga-marijuana
Pray in troubled times

...personal property was looted.This was despicable. The disrupters were egged on by our own president, the U.S. Department of Justice and several celebrity so-called ministers. Now, not only have jobs and property been lost, but race relations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-28/pray-troubled-times
Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

An investigation into possible steroid use by police officers is new territory for both the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and local GBI agents, but the problem is a national one, reported many times a year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-01/police-and-steroids-ha
Sheriff's office turns steroid investigation over to GBI

An investigation into possible steroid use among Richmond County deputies has been handed over the the GBI after a man who dealt the drugs was administered a polygraph test.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-28/sheriffs-office-turns-
Global banks fined billions in currency probe

U.S., British and Swiss regulators have fined five global banks $3.4 billion for attempting to manipulate foreign exchange markets - the latest penalties for an industry previously criticized for rigging interest rates and for their role in triggering the global financial crisis.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-12/global-banks-fined-billion
Child pornographer given maximum prison term

A Hephzibah man who posted pictures on the Internet of his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-12/child-pornographer-giv
South Carolina attorney general's office warns of e-mail scam

The South Carolina attorney general's office warns the public it is being used in an Internet deception.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-08/south-carolina-attorne