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VA to release nationwide audit results next week

VA to release nationwide audit results next week

(Air Force Times) In his first public appearance as acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sloan Gibson said Thursday that the department will release results of a nationwide audit of its health facility scheduling practices next week.

A preliminary report detailing scheduling problems at 60 percent of VA hospitals and clinics found systemic issues and led to the resignation May 30 of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Top 5 reasons to visit Dublin this weekend

Top 5 reasons to visit Dublin this weekend

1. Grab the girls for a night of shopping delight as Mint Boutique and Downtown Dublin bring you Haute: A Pop Up Boutique on Friday, June 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 201 W. Jackson Street. It'll be a night full of couture, fun, and a little wine and nibbles in Downtown Dublin. For more information, call Mint at 478-278-4854 or visit www.shopthemintboutique.com.

2. Grab a seat for the First Friday Concert Series featuring CAP03 at the Market on Madison in Downtown Dublin on Friday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, and snacks and kick back with your friends as CAP03 fills the night with their blend of classic rock and pop hits. For more information, call Main Street Dublin at 478-272-2560 or visit www.marketonmadison.com.

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Frank Malloy says his wife's condition improving

Our colleague Frank Malloy says that his wife Marilyn's condition is improving after she was critically injured in a car crash and doctors are satisfied with her progress.

And he said: "our family remains overwhelmed by the continued support of so many wonderful people in Central Georgia. We feel truly blessed!!"

Frank told us that Marilyn had surgery Tuesday for a broken leg and that it went well.

She was injured Monday afternoon when her car left the northbound lane of Rivoli Drive, went down an embankment and hit a tree.

It happened near Wesleyan Drive.

Marilyn Malloy is being treated at the Medical Center.


Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- There's a lot the Department of Veteran Affairs is not telling. Like naming names when it comes to those 42 facilities under investigation. They've not confirmed Atlanta but we have confirmed there have been problems here in Georgia before.

"Since I've been retired from the Army in 2005. it's been pretty much the same process: hurry up and wait for nothing," said retired Army veteran Greg Wells.

Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal

Dublin says care remains strong amid VA scandal

Gus Allbritton, a volunteer for the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center in Dublin says care at that hospital remains strong despite problems at other locations across the country.

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs has faced allegations that 40 people may have died at a V.A. center in Phoenix after being delayed care.

A veteran told WXIA in Atlanta that he has waited months for treatment at a facility in Cobb County.

Laurens County health inspection ratings

Laurens County health inspection ratings

See how Laurens County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from April 23-May 23.

  • 98-La Joya
  • 94-Southern Heritage Bar-B-Que
  • 89-Huddle House
  • 81-Waffle House, Veterans Blvd.
  • 71-Church's Chicken

Oldest living American born in Montrose

Oldest living American born in Montrose

DETROIT (Detroit Free Press)-- Her life spans parts of three centuries.

And Friday, Jeralean Talley will hit a milestone only a handful in the world ever have experienced: She turns 115.

The Inkster, Mich., woman, who bowled until she was 104, went fishing last year, and still gets around on her own with the help of a walker, had some memorable birthday gifts in recent years, including checks for $113 — a dollar for every year she lived at that point — and jewelry from a couple of her doctors.