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Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

...children for some employees in Aiken, Lexington and Richland counties, according to the agency's data."How in the...cases are new to the job.Turnover appears worse in Richland County, which Haley has said was under a corrective plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...June 30 without indictment or public notice. Harrell announced both changes to his case last month, before he presided over a special, one-day House session. Wednesday's indictments were handed down by a Richland County grand jury.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell on misconduct charges related to campaign money violations

...enforcement about his campaign expenses, according to court documents.Prosecutor David Pascoe announced that a Richland County grand jury indicted the 58-year-old Charleston Republican on nine charges: two counts of misconduct in office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-10/sc-house-speaker-bobby
Ex-SC football player Harold Green II faces charges of sexual assaults on five female high school students

...female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott said Green is accused of inappropriately touching the Spring Valley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-09/ex-sc-player-faces-female
Nontraditional independent republican candidate Tom Ervin looks to shake up South Carolina's gubernatorial race

...Department of Social Services, saying testimony before a Senate panel about the beating death of a 4-year-old Richland County boy prompted him to run.But the 62-year-old Honea Path native discounts both Haley, 42, and Sheheen, 43, as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-06/nontraditional
Democrats threaten shift from Republican party in South Carolina

...Lindsey Graham is challenged by state Sen. Brad Hutto as he seeks a third term, while GOP Sen. Tim Scott faces Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson in the race to fill out the final two years of DeMint's term.History tends to favor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-30/democrats-thre
Columbia police drug analyst quits

...William Holbrook said at a news conference Monday that Brenda Frazier had submitted her resignation. An audit by the Richland County Sheriff's Department found inconsistencies in Frazier's work and raised concerns about her training and methodology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/columbia-police-drug-analyst
School bus cameras can be used to write tickets

...otherwise distracted.David Weissman, transportation director for the school district that includes Lexington and Richland counties, said in May alone, there were two accidents in his district involving drivers running into the back of a stopping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/school-bus-cameras-can-be-use
Invitational has been a boost for North Augusta High swimmers

...years and led it to its first region championship last season. Mims comes from the AAU ranks as the former coach of Richland County Swim Association.Mims said her transition has been eased by the corporate knowledge of the program. She wanted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-23/invitational-has-bee
SC man facing bigamy charges

...investigation is continuing.The sheriff said Pixley married a woman in Edgefield County in 1988. He also married a woman in Richland County in 2008, a woman in Sumter County in 2011 and a woman in Newberry County last November.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-14/sc-man-facing-bigamy-c