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Child abandoned, food stamp fraud in SC

...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 grandmother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-14/child-abandoned-food-stamp-f
Fight for religious liberty is changing

...Upcoming fights will revolve around how nondiscrimination laws apply to the hundreds of thousands of faith-affiliated social service agencies, colleges and charities that take government money while also trying to maintain their religious identity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-08-15/fight-religious-liberty-
Summer heat sends more to area cooling centers

...conditions can shut down the neurological system, possibly resulting in seizures.Maj. Shirley Suarez, director of social services at the Augusta Salvation Army, said starting at 1 p.m., the organization's Center of Hope shelter sets out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/summer-heat-sends-more-area-
Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...County manager's office, overseeing health and safety functions. She also served as interim director of the county social services office for seven months in 2008.Before that, she served more than nine years as city manager in Albany, population...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-19/augusta-commission-searc
Stranger helps raise $40,000 for North Augusta mother who left child in park while she was at work

...Summerfield Park.Harrell, 47, was released on a $5,000 bond the day after her arrest, and the Department of Social Services returned Regina to her mother about 15 days later.Harrell, who was home Friday with Regina, said the generosity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-26/stranger-helps-raise-4
Gov. Deal chides president over lack of communication of young migrants in Ga.

...provided with little or no information about children for whom we are expected to provide an education and/or other social services during this adjudication period," Deal wrote.The governor wrote that he is aware of the delicate nature of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-24/gov-deal-chides-president-ove
Kroc Center hasn't spurred hoped for Harrisburg revitalization, some say

...placed in low-income areas to help revitalize the neighborhoods while providing a wide range of health, fitness and social services for the community at large.But as Augusta's Kroc Center celebrates its third anniversary this week, many Harrisburg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-09/kroc-center-hasnt-spurred-ho
Georgia county increases taxes 17 percent

...on-ajc.com/1skqrx2) that the tax raise is expected to pay for countywide services including libraries, courts and social services.It would cost the owner of a $275,000 home an extra $140 a year if the property's value remains unchanged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/georgia-county-increases-taxe
Department of Social Services requests 200 more workers to reach caseload goals

...S.C. - A deputy director at the Department of Social Services says the agency needs 200 more employees to reach...second-shift relief for the day-time caseworkers would help Social Services lower caseloads, Hanak-Coulter said.The agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-24/department-social-services-re
Mary Ouzts

...Methodist Church. She was a School Teacher for Abbeville Schools and the Edgefield High School. She worked in the Social Services office in Edgefield and retired after 27 years as a Home Economist for the Clemson Extension Service. She was the...

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