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FBI, Aiken authorities brief church leaders on active shooter situations

...active shooter situations at churches, it has been the site of two workplace mass shootings.In 1996, three Department of Social Services caseworkers were fatally shot in their North Augusta office, according to The Augusta Chronicle archives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-07-27/fbi-aiken-authorities-br
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND...

...15-DR-02-554 South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Sophia...your absence. S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES _____ Amanda F. Whittle...for Plaintiff S.C. Department of Social Services Post Office Drawer 1268...

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Across South Carolina

...like urine stains.The children were taken into protective custody by Wellford police and turned over to the Department of Social Services for placement, pending the outcome of the case.The four adults are in the Spartanburg County jail, each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-27/across-south-carolina
SC House votes to change local funding formula

...plans.The money is to pay for county operating functions required under state law, such as courts, the Department of Social Services and libraries.The Legislature's failure to provide all the promised funds in the past has opponents fighting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-04/sc-house-votes-change-lo
Toe-sucking suspect arrested again

...pleaded guilty to sucking and licking the toes of an 11-year-old. Leaphart was arrested again in 2002 for kissing a woman's foot without permission while she was in the parking lot of the Aiken County Department of Social Services.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-19/toe-sucking-suspect-ar
DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

...the South Carolina Gene ral Assembly to allocate additional funds to the Depart ment," attorneys for the Department of Social Services wrote in court papers filed this week.Attorneys for Director Susan Alford also said federal courts have no jurisdiction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-20/dss-wants-child-endang
Budget plan advancing in South Carolina House pays for fewer caseworkers, higher raises than requested

...budget proposal pays for less than half of the additional child-welfare workers requested by the embattled Department of Social Services but provides higher pay raises to keep experienced employees.Rep. Murrell Smith said Friday that until the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/budget-plan-advancing-south-c
Across the region

...project's other 17 cameras.In other newsGOV. NIKKI HALEY'S pick to lead South Carolina's embattled Department of Social Services is one step closer to taking office. A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously advanced the nomination of Susan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-03/across-region
Child abandoned, food stamp fraud in SC

...on methamphetamine charges.The sheriff said investigators discovered Vosburg was receiving help from the Department of Social Services food stamp program for two children. Investigators determined one of the children was being cared for by a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-14/child-abandoned-food-stamp-f
Lawsuit: South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering children, failing in basic needs

...a federal lawsuit filed Monday.The suit faults a shortage of foster homes and excessive caseloads at the Department of Social Services.Two advocacy groups ? Children's Rights and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center ? and Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/lawsuit-south-carolinas-child