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Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:RANT TO CONGRESS FOR taking so long to solve the Veterans Administration problem. Why are they discussing more funding? The budget to run the VA is astronomical already, much of it wasted buying end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-19/rants-raves
Richard Nickerson

...Nickerson, 67, affectionately known as Papa Lee to his grandchildren, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur, GA. He was surrounded by family and loved ones. Richard was born to Jack and Charlotte...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171838807
Ellen Harbeson

...Academy of Richmond County and the Medical College of Georgia. She retired in 2011 from the Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration Hospital as the Director of Quality Management, after 33 years of service. Ellen was a lifelong member of The...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171538159
Alec King

...retirement from the military, Mr. King served as a respiratory therapist and GI endoscopy technician in the Veterans Administration hospital system, retiring in 1996. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Mr...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171578555
Across South Carolina

Scott wants info on state's VA facilitiesCOLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott asked the Veterans Administration on Thursday for information about its South Carolina facilities, telling the acting department secretary that he continues to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12
Positions tied to Augusta VA investigation under interim leadership

...down, but said their positions will be advertised and filled through the "appropriate hiring protocols for the Veterans Administration."Scovill said Diaz brings both "tremendous experience and a keen analytical approach" to an Augusta chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/positions-tied-augusta-va-in
Fixing the VA starts now

With the recent announcement of Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation, it appears the major and serious issues regarding VA medical care will fall into someone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-07/fixing-va-starts-now
Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

...universities;? tracking these veterans to ensure that they complete their studies;? helping veterans navigate the Veterans Administration system to ensure they get all of the care and benefits they deserve;? conducting marriage counseling;? raising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-05-10/acclaimed-august
An all-time low

...is a hallmark of most governments and governmental entities, but it has absolutely no place in our nation's Veterans Administration hospitals.The men and women who selflessly risked life and limb defending our freedoms deserve more than numerical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-26/all-time-low
A victory for our veterans

...Department of Veterans Affairs is caught in a firestorm of scandal. Administrative delays in medical procedures at Veterans Administration hospitals have been linked to at least 23 patient deaths nationwide, including three here in Augusta.It is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-18/victory-our-veterans