Georgians on the hook for failure of long-term care insurance firm

7:00 am Mar. 21, 2017

A massive insurance company failure could cost Georgia millions of dollars. What’s more, some of the 2,000 Georgia residents who purchased long-term care insurance from the company could eventually be left without enough money to pay nursing home bills.

Penn Treaty Network Insurance Company and its subsidiary American Network Insurance Company are short nearly $4 billion needed to cover promised long-term care insurance benefits to policyholders nationwide. Plans to salvage

Georgian man convicted of conspiracy in armed takeover of federal facility

8:00 am Mar. 14, 2017

A Georgia man is facing up to six years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy in the seizure of a federal wildlife refuge last year in Oregon.

The jury didn’t buy defense arguments that Jason Patrick of Bonaire, Ga., and others were staging a political protest, after seeing evidence that included photos of some other occupiers with guns sitting at the desks of federal workers. The occupiers also established armed

911 call hinted at prison’s dysfunction after inmate’s hanging

11:45 am Feb. 20, 2017

Confusion reigned inside the isolation-segregation unit at Smith State Prison when inmate Richard Tavera hanged himself in his cell, and it didn’t end when guards finally summoned paramedics.

For more than a minute,  a prison official — a woman who didn’t identify herself by name — struggled to tell the Tattnall County dispatcher why EMS was needed at the Glennville facility, according to the recording of the 911 call.

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