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Challengers hammer South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in last debate before election

...the Nov. 4 election.Ervin said he decided to run because of how Haley had handled problems at the Department of Social Services. He said she stood by while an incompetent leader let children be abused and killed."She knew when she took office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-21/challengers-ha
Joyful Noise: Thomas Pandolfi

...donations acceptedABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Catholic Social Services is a nonprofit supported by six local churches and...2014-15 season.LEARN MORE: For more about Catholic Social Services, go to www.cssaugusta.com. For more about Pandolfi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-10-17/joyful-noise-thomas-pand
Faith calendar

...CATHOLIC: Pianist Thomas Pandolfi in concert 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27; free, donations accepted; benefits Catholic Social Services; reception followsWHITE ROCK BAPTIST: Fall revival 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 27-29, the Revs. Frank...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-10-17/faith-calendar
Superintendent candidates differ on how to boost graduation rates

...Decatur school board chairwoman, said the answer ismore social services and follow-up training for teachers.Woods argues...districts. She wants public schools to coordinate social services to needy pupils and their families."Those issues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/superintendent
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...children have been burdened with heavy caseloads for years, contributing to chronic high turnover in the Department of Social Services.That's according to a review of data The Associated Press received through a public records request.Senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
South Carolina DSS director outlines $6.4 million plan to hire, keep caseworkers

...plans to add 221 employees to help protect South Carolina's abused and neglected children, the acting Department of Social Services director told lawmakers Friday that she is working to make substantial changes without entirely altering the agency's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-03/south-carolina-dss-director-o
Senator: Law on day care training needs penalties

...training required by "Kendra's Law," reports The Greenville News , according to its review of state Department of Social Services records.The law applies to the hundreds of unlicensed caretakers who are registered with the state to keep up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-28/senator-law-day-care-tra
South Carolina social services agency placed girl with man who sexually assaulted her, lawsuit says

...couple is suing the state's social services agency, claiming that case workers...the time, the lawsuit says, social services workers "did not make any effort...In addition to DSS and local social services workers, the girl is also suing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-27/south-carolina-social-
Truett Cathy's impact reached beyond his business and touched people

...kids of all socio-economic stripes per summer, and his foundation is taking a huge burden off of our governments' social services.Truett Cathy lived a life of vision and purpose. He successfully built a business that people usually feel fortunate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-21/truett-cathys-im
Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Department of Social Services must immediately hire more caseworkers to stem a child welfare crisis and not wait until legislators pass a budget next year, state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case