Marietta man accused of bilking elderly investors

7:34 am Nov. 15, 2017

What happened with the widow’s money? At least 44 times after a Marietta investment adviser was asked about it in a bankruptcy proceeding, he invoked the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, court documents say.

Now, Jay

‘Profound’ health risks found at Georgia medical prison

12:54 pm Nov. 13, 2017

Standing water and filth are just steps away from the operating room. So-called black mold grows in at least two places. And ceilings leak so badly that, in some places, large pads are needed to soak up the rainwater.

These and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions have existed for months and, in some cases, even years at Augusta State Medical Prison, the Georgia prison system’s flagship medical facility, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New PBS documentary includes Atlanta VA enrollment office problems

1:32 pm Nov. 6, 2017

A new PBS documentary that airs tonight examines problems with the VA health care system and includes mention of problems with the national healthcare enrollment system that serves millions of veterans and is overseen by an office in Atlanta.

The film, VA: The Human Cost of War, which airs on public broadcasting television stations nationwide, takes a sweeping look at the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs and

Active shooter scare raises concerns: Is VA crisis center ready for its own crisis?

7:00 am Nov. 2, 2017

When the VA launched the veterans crisis line call center in Atlanta last December it was touted as a critical part of a national system that would answer thousands of calls from distressed and suicidal veterans every day.

But in the rush to open the new center, VA executives seem to have overlooked an important facet of its operation: Adequate crisis training for the center itself. So, on the evening

Ga. sheriff behind school drug search interfered in son’s drug arrest, DA says

6:30 am Oct. 25, 2017

A Georgia sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of hundreds of high school students when he ordered a massive school drug search  is now accused of interfering with a GBI investigation into his son’s recent drug arrest.

In April, Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby drew ire from scores parents who accused him and his deputies of violating the civil rights of their children. Hobby ordered a search that resulted in

Got old opioids lying around? Get rid of them this way

10:17 am Oct. 24, 2017

Bottles of half-empty prescription pain killers that are hanging out in your bathroom shelves or sock drawer need to go.

“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” Georgia Attorney General Chris

‘No probable cause’ to search students, DA tells Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal in high school case

6:30 am Oct. 24, 2017

Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby failed to halt intrusive body searches of hundreds of high schools students even after one deputy expressed concerns about the search methods, according to a prosecutor’s letter outlining what the sheriff told GBI investigators.

Hobby admitted to investigators that one of his female deputies expressed concern about another deputy’s search methods, but the sheriff left it to her to address with her colleague, the letter

Ga. Sheriff in massive drug search faces new trouble: his own son

7:30 am Oct. 18, 2017

The teenage son of the southwest Georgia sheriff indicted for ordering a massive school-wide drug search has now run afoul with the law on a drug-related charge.

The drug arrest of Zachary Lewis Hobby last week has renewed speculation that Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby’s decision to search the entire local high school last April was somehow linked to his son’s troubles.

Sheriff Hobby and two deputies were indicted earlier this