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Aiken DSS director makes career change

AIKEN - No one can say Margaret Key has had an easy time. When she took the job as director of Aiken County Department of Social Services more than three years ago, the agency had seen several DSS caseworkers and supervisors arrested on charges from unlawful neglect to coercing a parent to place her child in foster care.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/12/met_215883.shtml
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DSS: narrow escape

...the death of his daughter would not have happened if the Aiken DSS office had not been "grossly negligent" in ignoring...the suit charged. Instead of reveling in victory, the Aiken DSS (which has gotten into legal trouble before for sloppy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/03/edi_269348.shtml
Editorials
3 killed at DSS N. Augusta shooting suspect sought

...County DSS caseworkers were investigating the Hills and the child welfare department had worked with the family, said Aiken DSS Director Margaret Key. She did not know if the Hills' three children were in state custody. Several sources said Mrs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/17/met_199589.shtml
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Lawsuit in death tossed

...Riddle's lawsuit contended that Mr. Hill went to the Aiken DSS office demanding to see his children's caseworker...Riddle. According to Mrs. Riddle, Mr. Hill told the Aiken DSS staff that he intended to kill the social worker, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/11/met_247115.shtml
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New lawsuits say DSS failed to stop attack

...Riddle's lawsuit contends that Mr. Hill went to the Aiken DSS office demanding to see his children's caseworker...office. Mrs. Riddle also contends that Mr. Hill told the Aiken DSS staff that he intended to kill the social worker, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/17/met_239212.shtml
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New security at shooting site

...However, Mr. Adams and Ms. Key said most of the employees were anxious to get out of their temporary work space at the Aiken DSS office and back into familiar surroundings. Cubicles were rearranged and the carpet's color changed from blue to green...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/10/24/met_200149.shtml
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DSS looking at security in wake of shooting Former caseworker says Aiken employees had questioned agency's decision to remove glass partition

...she said. "I think everybody, including myself, is still in disbelief that it happened," said an employee in the Aiken DSS office who once worked with Ms. Curry and Mr. Gregory. "To know Mike and Josie and the type people they were, it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/18/met_199597.shtml
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