State News Briefs

| November 17, 2014

State News

Lee Henderson, Newstalk 105.9 WVGA:

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Douglas County law enforcement officials report the confiscation of 65 pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at over $1 million. A suspect has been identified as Jose Contreras, 64 from Texas, who was apprehended after officers stopped him for driving with a broken tail light.

ATLANTA — State Officials in Georgia are mandating overtime in the agency that handles food stamps to ensure that clients receive their benefits in a timely manner.

The Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (GDFCS) interim director Bobby Cagle says case managers and supervisors who work with food stamp clients will have to work eight hours of overtime a week starting today, except for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The agency says the strategy seeks to address food stamp applications pending longer than its standard of processing and to prevent future issues when the agency switches to a new phone system next month.

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