Stories by PHILLIP LUCAS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mandatory overtime ordered for Ga. DFCS workers

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate case backlogs.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mandatory overtime ordered for child-safety agency

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate a backlog of investigations.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Deal shakes up Georgia child-welfare agency

ATLANTA - Georgia's child-welfare agency is undergoing an overhaul that involves replacing the current director and having the new leader report directly to the governor.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Civil rights struggle still resonate on MLK Day

ATLANTA - Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday to remember and reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Atlanta leaders mourn Mandela

ATLANTA - Several religious, civil rights and political leaders from Georgia said the death of Nelson Mandela marked the end of an era in the realm of social justice.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Ga. teacher with HIV charged with molestation

ATLANTA - A south Georgia elementary school teacher accused of engaging in sex acts with a teen while knowing he was HIV-positive has been indicted by a grand jury.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Georgia lawmaker calls for resignation

A Georgia lawmaker has called for the VA secretary to resign after soldier suicides, overdoses at Atlanta's VA Medical Center.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Care facility workers charged with abuse

COMMERCE, Ga. - More than 20 employees of a Georgia assisted living center for people with Alzheimer's disease face dozens of criminal charges after state investigators raided the center on ...
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Victim in Texas parade crash accused of lying

ATLANTA - An ex-police officer from Georgia who was injured in a train accident during a veterans parade in Texas is accused of lying about receiving a Purple Heart medal and was arrested ...
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ga. woman, 4 kids die in fire

NEWNAN, Ga. - A woman and four young children died early Saturday as a fire engulfed a home in west Georgia, and authorities said only an 11-year-old girl who was woken by her mother escaped.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

GM pledges 1,000 jobs in Roswell

General Motors says a new information technology center in suburban Atlanta will open in March and create 1,000 white-collar jobs.
By PHILLIP LUCAS

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Board OKs terms for Atlanta stadium deal

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved the framework for a deal that would lead to a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
By PHILLIP LUCAS
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Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
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