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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND...

...Rights) South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. Kira...your absence. S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Amanda F. Whittle Attorney for Plaintiff S.C. Department of Social Services Post Office Drawer 1268...

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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
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
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
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
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
Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

COLUMBIA - The chairman of a House budget-writing panel said Thursday that he needs assurances the Department of Social Services' plan for better protecting abused and neglected children will actually get the job done.Rep. Murrell Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-15/budget-panel-chairman-seeks-more-an
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND...

...SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff Vs. Janice Williams, Rena Clark...Kirkland Attorney for Plaintiff South Carolina Department of Social Services Post Office Box 1306 10913 Ellenton Barnwell...

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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro