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Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

...authorities revealed a Lexington County father confessed to killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama. Social workers visited the family a dozen times over the past three years to investigate abuse accusations but never found anything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case
SC governor candidate's call for DSS session called unrealistic

...candidate, meaning he submitted the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters in support of his candidacy.Social workers visited the family a dozen times over the past three years but never found anything serious enough to take the children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-15/sc-governor-candidates-call-dss-ses
Reforms show results, juvenile justice officials say

...them. And the community setting permits coordination between other state child social services, like educators and social workers.For instance, over the past year Niles has asked every school with a campus police officer to also provide space...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-13/reforms-show-results-j
5 children were killed at home, sheriff says

...ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the past three...where other relatives live.A social worker last visited Jones two weeks before...a remote hillside in Alabama.Social workers in Jones' hometown of Lexington...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-11/5-children-were-killed-home-s
Local nonprofit making a difference for homeless families

...child care facility on Ridge Road so their parents can look for work.One day she wants to go college and become a social worker, but right now she is busy searching for a second job and keeping her own family from sinking back into homelessness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-28/local-nonprofit-
Child deaths rise in Georgia state report

...physicians to address pregnant women's smoking, diet and general health.State auditors warned last year that social workers were swamped with too many cases, some juggling more than 100 each. The Legis lature approved hiring 525 in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-08/child-deaths-rise-georgi
Police: Mom helped son partake in 'fire challenge'

...minor burns to his chest and neck, according to a news release from police. Someone who knew the mom and teen called social workers, who called police. Janie Talley, 41, was arrested last week on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-12/police-mom-helped-son-partake-fire-
Sylvia Norris

...She was a member of the St. John's Methodist Church in Aiken and was retired from the state of South Carolina as a social worker with 30 years of service. Mrs. Norris was a loving wife and mother and a wonderful grandmother to her grandchildren...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171922394
Sheheen focusing on DSS in governor's race

...family but couldn't because they kept moving. But Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott disputed that Wednesday, saying social workers waited weeks before contacting the medical worker who had reported her concerns and remained in contact with the mother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-01/sheheen-focusi
Longtime educator Carol Rountree retires

...services in 2009, Rountree ensured elementary schools had more school nurses, despite the shortage, and that school social workers were working directly in the schools instead of the central office.T.W. Josey High School Principal Ronald Wiggins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-04-30/longtime-educator-carol-r