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July 24, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: DSS needs 200 caseworkers + Camden man arrested for taking gun into U.S. Capitol

The Buzz

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• The state’s child welfare agency should hire 202 new caseworkers – about a 25 percent increase –to reduce caseloads. that Social Services leaders, lawmakers and child welfare advocates say are too high to ensure children’s safety
• A Camden man was arrested Wednesday after authorities said they found a loaded 9 mm handgun in his bag as he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington, D.C., The Washington Post reports.
• Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Mike Campbell to the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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