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Stranger helps raise $40,000 for North Augusta mother who left child in park while she was at work

...Augusta's Summerfield Park.Harrell, 47, was released on a $5,000 bond the day after her arrest, and the Department of Social Services returned Regina to her mother about 15 days later.Harrell, who was home Friday with Regina, said the generosity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-26/stranger-helps-raise-4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN ) IN THE FAMILY COURT SECO...

...14-DR-02-859 South Carolina Department of Social Services Plaintiff vs. ) Maranda...so notified. S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Amanda F. Whittle Attorney for Plaintiff S.C. Department of Social Services PO Drawer 1268, Aiken...

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Department of Social Services requests 200 more workers to reach caseload goals

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A deputy director at the Department of Social Services says the agency needs 200 more employees to reach goals for worker caseloads.Jessica Hanak-Coulter said Wednesday that 202...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-24/department-social-services-re
South Carolina agency accused of keeping abusive brother with sister

...officials knew for years that one was sexually abusing the other, according to a lawsuit filed against the state Department of Social Services and others.That allegation is part of a lawsuit filed earlier this year by the girl, now 19, against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-12/south-carolina-agency-accused
Aiken County runaway, 14, sought

...girl with hazel eyes and brown hair, 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 130 pounds.Edgerley ran away while in Department of Social Services custody on May 20, according to Lt. Jake Mahoney.Investigators think that Edgerley is moving from residence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-27/aiken-county-runaway-1
North Augusta woman charged with abandoning daughter

...Wal-Mart. Officers took the child to the department's headquarters and located her mother. The South Carolina Department of Social Services took custody of the child.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-01/north-augusta-woman-ch
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

...debated whether to formally disapprove of the Department of Social Services director. A no-confidence vote could come...parents regaining custody. It also gives the Department of Social Services greater ability to end visits between a parent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-29/senate-seeks-dss-reports-chil
South Carolina Gov. Haley says lieutenant governor's position shouldn't go vacant until January

...lieutenant governor, said he believes Haley's stance is retribution for his calling for the ouster of her Department of Social Services director.Her comments came a day after Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell told The Post and Courier he will resign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-30/south-carolina-gov-haley-says
Democrats bring optimism to Columbia at convention

...race ? the inability to stop the hacking of taxpayer data from the Department of Revenue, problems at the Department of Social Services and how the state lags behind in education.Sheheen is trying to become the first Democrat to win a statewide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-03/democrats-bring-optimism-colu
South Carolina social services director resigns

COLUMBIA - The embattled director of South Caro lina's Department of Social Services resigned Mon day, a day before senators planned to take up a no-confidence resolution on her leadership.Gov. Nikki Haley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-02/sc-social-services-director-q