"It was a slap in the face, really, to find out how much they had spent," Sgt. Anna Lange, a sheriff's deputy in Georgia's Houston County said.
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.When a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia’s Houston County sought surgery as part of her gender transition, local officials refused to change the department’s health insurance plan to cover it, citing cost as the primary reason.In the years that followed, the central Georgia county paid a private law firm nearly $1.2 million to fight Sgt. Anna Lange in...
Houston County spent nearly $1.2 million fighting an employee who wanted a change to their health plan to cover gender-affirming surgery.
A large house in Ashington will be converted once purchased
When a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia’s Houston County sought surgery as part of her gender transition, local officials refused to change the department’s health insurance plan to cover it, citing cost as the primary reason.In the years that followed, the central Georgia county paid a private law firm nearly $1.2 million to fight Sgt. Anna Lange in federal court — far more than it would have cost the county to offer such coverage to all of its 1,500 health plan members, according to expert...
A judge set a $1 million dollar bond for Deontray Flanagan.
Anna Papp of Monroe took a chance on a $2 Mega Millions ticket in Tuesday’s drawing and won a $1 million prize. Papp bought her lucky Quick Pick ticket from the Food Lion on Idlewild Road in Indian Trail. She matched numbers on all five white balls in the drawing.
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A pitchers’ duel in Fort Valley goes Peach County’s way as they win 2-1 against Taylor County. Peach County scored both of its runs in the fourth inning. The first run came on a steal from Torin Helms, and the second on an RBI triple from Bryce Harrelson. Trojans’ starting pitcher Jackson Peavy threw five-hitless
WINDSOR, Va. (WAVY) - A Suffolk man is dead and two other people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in Isle of Wight County Monday evening, Virginia State Police said. The crash happened at around 8:20 p.m. on Windsor Boulevard/U.S. Route 460 at Lovers Lane in Windsor when the driver of a 2007 Dodge Caravan 
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) -- The Lancaster County Commissioners approved $1 million in funding for a major project in Paradise Township, back on December 21, 2022. According to Lancaster County, the approved $1 million in funding for Paradise Township is going to be utilized to assist with upgrading the Township's sewer plant. This new upgrade 
As the Georgia General Assembly advances a bill to further restrict private money from bankrolling elections—as occurred with Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s grants in the Read More
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -- State Senator Mike Regan (R-31), announced on Thursday, March 16, the awarding of nearly $5 million for several projects across Cumberland and York. According to Sen. Regan's office, the grant funding was made available and provided through the Commonwealth Financing Authority's (CFA) Local Share Account (LSA) program. This program utilizes gaming