Settlement reached with defendant in Columbus case
Three years ago, one of the behavior specialists employed by MBS, who was contracted to work in the school district, allegedly body-slammed Montravious five times at an alternative school for students with severe discipline violations. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Read more
Valdosta hospital writing off $54 million in bad debt
South Georgia Medical Center will write off more than $54 million in bad debts. The losses, according to hospital staff, are largely due to indigent care, charitable services and nonpayment. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times Read more
Rep. Dempsey to head study panel on children’s health
Rep. Katie Dempsey is leading a legislative study committee aimed at heading off some societal problems before they start. The Rome Republican said she expects to schedule the first meeting in August for the House Study Committee on Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Health. The goal is to... Read more
13,000 more Georgians could lose Medicaid coverage
State officials revealed that the full number of poor elderly or disabled Georgians they are slated to drop from Medicaid rolls is 30,000, more than the 17,000 they reported earlier this month. Read the full article: Read more
Preschool serving visually impaired toddlers to expand
A preschool program for visually impaired 2-year-olds will expand this school year. The Center for Visual Impairment teamed up with the Georgia Department of Education, Division of State Schools and the Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (Georgia PINES) to launch a pilot class last year. Read the full... Read more

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