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7:00 am on Tuesday February 8, 2011

Even with DSS's deficit wiped out, S.C.'s budget crisis continues

Image by Flickr user _J_D_R_Governor Nikki Haley announced yesterday that the state's Department of Social Services deficit of $29 million has been completely wiped out. However, the state's Budget and Control Board will vote today on whether to...
8:11 am on Thursday June 24, 2010

Ex-DSS finance chief sentenced to 10 years for fraud (update: arrested again)

Image by Flickr user Joe Gratz Update June 24: Live News 5 reports that Paul Moore, out on bond awaiting the start of a 10 year prison sentence, was taken into custody on Sunday at a restaurant for disorderly conduct. The terms of the bond required...
4:42 am on Monday May 24, 2010

South Carolina's child welfare system fails to meet national standards

South Carolina's Department of Social Services, the state agency responsible for addressing child abuse and neglect, has lost more the $100 million due to budget cuts over the past few years and can no longer meet basic federal requirements for...