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Empty federal office costs taxpayers

...928) and second-longest required notice for termination.The highest annual rent is $851,263 for the Federal Justice Center at 600 James Brown Blvd. The two-story building, which was donated by the city for $1, has no listed termination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-21/empty-federal-office-costs-t
Number of payday loans drops in South Carolina

...42 percent.Payday lenders are "still making an awful lot of money," said Sue Berkowitz of the Appleseed Legal Justice Center. "We need to be looking at better ways to promote affordable credit that doesn't trap people in debt."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-28/number-payday-loans-drops-sou
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...you've got to prove you're looking for a job," Sue Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, told The State newspaper.Haley's original proposal made in February 2011 would have prevented people from using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
SC lawmakers seek to strengthen protection for passed-down heir' property

...inability to get the money together to pay," said Susan Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center,Now lawmakers are considering the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act which went before a Senate subcommittee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-09/sc-lawmakers-seek-strengthen-protec
Columbia County sees rush of weapons license applicants

...Weapons Carry Licenses.On an average day, 10 to 15 people apply for the weapons license at the Columbia County Justice Center, said Probate Judge Alice Padgett.On Monday, the court staff handled 22 applicants before the photo and signature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-20/columbia-county-sees-r
S.C. unemployment agency wants 25 percent penalty for benefits fraud

...recouped $9.2 million in overpayments between January and May of last year.Sue Berkowitz of Apple seed Legal Justice Center says she believes many overpayment issues are not due to fraud, but rather people not understanding the system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-06/sc-unemployment-agency-wants-
S.C. unemployment agency making early debt payment

...making sure it's difficult for people who are eligible to get benefits," said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center. "While it's good to see us pay our debts off sooner than later, it's not good doing it on the backs of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-29/sc-unemployment-agency-making
Augusta YDC escapee enters guilty plea

...convicted felon," he said.Johnson and Wayne Johnson, 19, and three younger teens escaped from the juvenile justice center Oct. 19. Police say they stole a vehicle from a Tobacco Road home and ended up in a wreck on Meadowbrook Drive after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-20/augusta-ydc-escapee-en
S.C. unemployment agency to cut workers, route customers online

...to find work."They've already done enough things to create barriers," said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center. It shows that "unemployed workers and the plight they're going through is not a priority of this administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-09/sc-unemployment-agency-cut-wo
S.C. jobless required to search on Web site

...unemployed become "more vigilant in completing these work searches," Fairwell said.Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center questions the agency's ability to unilaterally make such a change. She said it doesn't make sense to require...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-31/sc-jobless-required-search-we