Gov. Nikki Haley’s pick to overhaul the state’s troubled child-welfare agency will bring a passion for helping at-risk youth and a talent for fixing broken systems to her new job, colleagues say.
With approval from the state Senate, Susan Alford of Irmo will become the S.C. Department of Social Services’ new director, replacing Lillian Koller, who resigned in June amid mounting criticism of chronically high turnover rates and heavy caseloads among workers.
A white ex-police chief who shot and killed an unarmed black man in Eutawville in 2011 is set to begin trial Tuesday morning at the Orangeburg County courthouse.
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Sylvia Murray, DJJ's deputy director of administrative services, succeeds Margaret Barber, who has retired, Gov. Nikki Haley's office said.
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New speaker: Road-funding gap may not be plugged this year
Columbia moves to replace ‘60s-era animal services building with a $700,000 shared facility
Sierra Club, gold miners negotiating a settlement
Atlantic Beach council tentatively approves earlier curfew during Bikefest
Basketball buzz: Both USC teams enjoying stretch of success
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