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Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

McIver resigns from authority after attorney quits in protest
 Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver has resigned from the Putnam County Development Authority, some eight months after he allegedly murdered his wife and shortly after the authority’s attorney resigned in protest over his membership. McIver, who owns a ranch in Putnam County, served several years on the development...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver has resigned from the Putnam County Development Authority, some eight months after he allegedly murdered his wife and shortly after the authority’s attorney resigned in protest over his membership. McIver, who owns a ranch in Putnam County, served several years on the development...
Three Georgia child protection workers fired after 10-year-old’s death
 Three state child protection workers were fired Tuesday for mishandling the case of 10-year-old Kentae Williams, whose adoptive father allegedly drowned him in a bathtub in DeKalb County. State officials earlier this year investigated two complaints of mistreatment of Kentae by Leon Williams. 43, of Decatur. The second, coming a week after...

Posted: 6 days ago

Three state child protection workers were fired Tuesday for mishandling the case of 10-year-old Kentae Williams, whose adoptive father allegedly drowned him in a bathtub in DeKalb County. State officials earlier this year investigated two complaints of mistreatment of Kentae by Leon Williams. 43, of Decatur. The second, coming a week after...
Three child protective workers fired after death of 10-year-old
 Three state child protection workers have been fired for their handling of the case of 10-year-old Kentae Williams, whose adoptive father allegedly drowned him in a bathtub last month in DeKalb County. Susan Boatwright, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Family and Child Protective Services, said mistakes were made in the handling...

Posted: 7 days ago

Three state child protection workers have been fired for their handling of the case of 10-year-old Kentae Williams, whose adoptive father allegedly drowned him in a bathtub last month in DeKalb County. Susan Boatwright, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Family and Child Protective Services, said mistakes were made in the handling...
Georgia wildfires burn up tourism dollars
 ST. GEORGE — The wildfire raging in Southeast Georgia are not only burning up large swaths of woodlands. It is also consuming tourism dollars. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where the fire started April 6, is taking the hardest hit. The smell from the fire, though, has stretched tens of miles away to such popular...

Posted: 8 days ago

ST. GEORGE — The wildfire raging in Southeast Georgia are not only burning up large swaths of woodlands. It is also consuming tourism dollars. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where the fire started April 6, is taking the hardest hit. The smell from the fire, though, has stretched tens of miles away to such popular...
South Georgia wildfire burns up tourism dollars
 When James Beck and his wife arrived on Amelia Island a week ago, they weren’t thinking about the wildfires burning some 40 miles away in the Okefenokee Swamp. But the sprawling, creeping conflagration has a knack for getting in people’s business, and by the end of the week the Fayetteville couple were dealing with a smell...

Posted: 9 days ago

When James Beck and his wife arrived on Amelia Island a week ago, they weren’t thinking about the wildfires burning some 40 miles away in the Okefenokee Swamp. But the sprawling, creeping conflagration has a knack for getting in people’s business, and by the end of the week the Fayetteville couple were dealing with a smell...
Mom’s last days
 The phone rang. A call from Florida. My stomach dropped a little.  Sure enough, Mom was sick again.  So I hopped on a plane to south Florida, bracing for another chapter in my mother’s decline, and another attempt to convince her to go into assisted living.   “No,” was her consistent answer. “I can make...

Posted: 10 days ago

The phone rang. A call from Florida. My stomach dropped a little.  Sure enough, Mom was sick again.  So I hopped on a plane to south Florida, bracing for another chapter in my mother’s decline, and another attempt to convince her to go into assisted living.   “No,” was her consistent answer. “I can make...
A tough day expected fighting S. Georgia wildfire
 ST. GEORGE - With the winds picking up, fire officials expect a tough fight ahead today as they struggle to contain the sprawling wildfire that has threatened communities here for a month. “Crews are working to hold what we’ve got,” Joe Zwierzchowski, a spokesman for the agencies fighting the fire, said during...

Posted: 11 days ago

ST. GEORGE - With the winds picking up, fire officials expect a tough fight ahead today as they struggle to contain the sprawling wildfire that has threatened communities here for a month. “Crews are working to hold what we’ve got,” Joe Zwierzchowski, a spokesman for the agencies fighting the fire, said during...
Fighting the wildfire and the frustration
 Fighting the fire, crews sweat in the searing heat of flame and sun, running bulldozers over hot spots, firing water jets at burning trees and tamping down the simmering earth. They call it holding the line, the barrier between the 225 square miles of fire-damaged swamp and woodlands and the South Georgia communities that sit nervously...

Posted: 11 days ago

Fighting the fire, crews sweat in the searing heat of flame and sun, running bulldozers over hot spots, firing water jets at burning trees and tamping down the simmering earth. They call it holding the line, the barrier between the 225 square miles of fire-damaged swamp and woodlands and the South Georgia communities that sit nervously...
South Georgia wildfire picks up steam
 A wildfire burning along the Georgia-Florida border picked up steam Wednesday, fueled by hot, dry temperatures and shifting winds. “It started to pick up today,” said Tom Stokesberry, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. “Our lines are going to be tested. Mother Nature is a powerful thing.” Some 725 firefighters...

Posted: 11 days ago

A wildfire burning along the Georgia-Florida border picked up steam Wednesday, fueled by hot, dry temperatures and shifting winds. “It started to pick up today,” said Tom Stokesberry, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. “Our lines are going to be tested. Mother Nature is a powerful thing.” Some 725 firefighters...
Firefighters hold the line against powerful Georgia wildfire
 Firefighters are facing more hot, dry conditions as they continue to battle a powerful blaze along the Georgia-Florida border. The West Mims fire has spilled out of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and now stretches some 144,000 acres, or nearly twice the size of the city of Atlanta. It is just 12 percent contained. Fire officials...

Posted: 12 days ago

Firefighters are facing more hot, dry conditions as they continue to battle a powerful blaze along the Georgia-Florida border. The West Mims fire has spilled out of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and now stretches some 144,000 acres, or nearly twice the size of the city of Atlanta. It is just 12 percent contained. Fire officials...
South Georgia wildfire spreads, along with anxiety
 A wildfire burning along the Georgia-Florida border picked up steam here Wednesday — fueled by hot, dry temperatures and shifting winds. “It started to pick up today,” said Tom Stokesberry, a spokesman for the team of agencies fighting the blaze. “Our lines are going to be tested. Mother Nature is a powerful thing...

Posted: 12 days ago

A wildfire burning along the Georgia-Florida border picked up steam here Wednesday — fueled by hot, dry temperatures and shifting winds. “It started to pick up today,” said Tom Stokesberry, a spokesman for the team of agencies fighting the blaze. “Our lines are going to be tested. Mother Nature is a powerful thing...