Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.Haley's announcement of Susan Alford comes...that is more important than the mission of the Department of Social Services, and that's to protect children, the elderly...

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...

South Carolina social services director resigns

...The embattled director of South Caro lina's Department of Social Services resigned Mon day, a day before senators planned...celebrate. It's a first step to restructure the Department of Social Services," Lourie said. "Removing Koller from the...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Mr. Hubert Hobbs (Retired N. Y. Department of Social Services Hephzibah)

Retired N. Y. Department of Social Services Hephzibah - Mr. Hubert Augustus Hobbs, 69, loving husband of Daphnel Morgan Hobbs, entered into rest on Thursday, August 26...

DSS case settlement is $80,000

AIKEN - Attorneys for the state Department of Social Services agreed on Wednesday to pay $80,000 to the...I was very frustrated with South Carolina Department of Social Services," Mr. Hurst said. "There's not a lot...

DSS hopes to foster more parents

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The state Department of Social Services hope stories like Gayle Starr's will encourage...age from two to 15 - for seven years. The Department of Social Services is always looking to recruit more foster parents...