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Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

...awarded $10,000. During his tenure, the VA notified more than 10,000 veterans they...requested appointments, according to a VA audit.The bonuses make up a small portion...8 million, media reports state that the VA paid more than $380,000 in bonuses to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-19/augusta-va-execs-awarded-25k
Florida State, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

...614 points to 597 for Duke, 571 for Virginia Tech and 570 for North Carolina.Both...to be successful."Miami, Duke, Virginia Tech and North Carolina combined to...had two and last-place selection Virginia had none.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-21/florida-state-miami-picke
Advocacy groups offer veteran support with VA benefit problems

...Georgians having problems getting into the VA health care system can turn to the state...release.The department works with the VA to help Georgia veterans receive free personal...said each claim submitted is processed by VA and answered with an explanation of its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/advocacy-groups-offer-vetera
Augusta VA reports more adverse incidents in care

...institutional disclosures" ? the term the VA uses to report an adverse event in patient...575 "institutional disclosures" filed at VA hospitals nationwide, The Free Beacon found...this year. The data were provided by the VA under the Freedom of Information Act...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/augusta-va-reports-more-adve
Martha Mitchell

...Joseph's Nursing School and attended the University of Georgia. She was a registered nurse with St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, VA Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta and was the school nurse at Westside High School. She taught at A.R. Johnson...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171811695
Virginia Johnson

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Virginia B. Johnson entered into rest Friday, July 18, 2014 at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901. (706)722-6401.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171791004
Rants & Raves

...Why are they discussing more funding? The budget to run the VA is astronomical already, much of it wasted buying end of the...officer from the military was appointed to a government office, the VA, to fix the problem. Everyone knows that officers are politicians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-19/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...silver tongued devil" that Bill is. PAY ATTENTION. THE best illustration of what government-run healthcare will become are the VA hospitals. It might take a few years, but it is coming. A BIG RAVE TO THE person or persons who paid for our lunch yesterday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-20/rants-raves
Matt, Jason Childers moved up baseball ranks together

...and Matt convinced the Braves he was healthy and ready. The Braves signed Jason, and the two joined forces again in Richmond, Va."Once I signed with them, I was extremely tickled and excited," Matt said. "Growing up watching the Braves every day on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-19/matt-jason-childers-move
Former Lakeside star Clayton Miller 'going to enjoy' ride in Giants' system

...same fields multiple times in a season. This quirk can extend up the minor league ladder.Augusta catcher Ty Ross and West Virginia shortstop JaCoby Jones, former Louisiana State University teammates and roommates, competed on the same field at Lake Olmstead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-19/former-lakeside-star-cla