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SC kids found in chained room

...found in a chained room inside their filthy home.Media outlets report Wednesday deputies were called to accompany social services officials to the home because of previous interactions with Roger Cox. There, deputies found twin 2-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-26/sc-kids-found-chained-room
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF AIKEN IN THE FAMILY COURT SECOND...

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

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DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

...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
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
Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...left-leaning think tank issued a critique of the Senate transportation plan Thursday that also warned of the impact on social services in the rest of the state budget."Georgia's state senators could inflict more than twice the pain contemplated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/gas-tax-change-would-hit
SC House votes to change local funding formula

...other local governments for state functions such as social services and courts would change under a House plan approved...under state law, such as courts, the Department of Social Services and libraries.The Legislature's failure to provide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-04/sc-house-votes-change-lo
Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...The Democratic plan centered on increased funding for tutors, medical care, after-school activities and other social services to the students and their families.SB 186: Local governments could have voted to post legal notices on their own...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-14/key-bills-fail-make-cros
Children in poverty need a rescue line to pull toward a brighter future

...federal government spent almost $800 billion on 92 poverty programs, including education, job training, energy and social services. Private and public nonprofits, along with state and local governments, spent billions more. Even with all of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-08/children-poverty
Across South Carolina

Social Services chief approved by SenateCOLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to lead South Carolina's embattled De part ment of Social Ser vices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-12/across-south-carolina
Rain charge held for more discussion

...the lack of information provided to the public about the charge, particularly for churches such as his that provide social services to the homeless."Usually they look at the church as doing a service for the community," Maddox said, adding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/rain-charge-held-more-di