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  1. Report recommends more funding for DSS to protect children, reduce caseloadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Post and Courier

    A Senate panel recommended major changes at the Department of Social Services, a year after the agency came under fire for failing to protect the state's most vulnerable children. The DSS Oversight Subcommittee turned in its long-awaited report on DSS on Wednesday, calling for a rapid response team of caseworkers who can be deployed to counties with high caseload levels and having the Legislature explore restructuring DSS so that it can focus on child protective services.


  2. DSS panel suggests legislature provide needed funding for the agency, critical of staff workloadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Post and Courier

    A Senate panel has turned in its long-awaited report of the Department of Social Services, calling for a series of reforms at the child welfare agency. The DSS Oversight Subcommittee made several major recommendations to the General Assembly on how lawmakers and other state stakeholders can help improve DSS, ranging from having the agency implement a rapid response team of caseworkers who can be deployed to counties with high caseload levels to exploring restructuring DSS so that it can focus on child protective services.


  3. Trucking firm using drones to drum up businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Post and Courier

    J.E. Oswalt & Sons, an 88-year-old Midlands company that got its start moving homes by rolling them atop logs out of the way of road construction, is embracing a new technology - drones - to entice customers to its heavy-duty cargo hauling business. David Oswalt, owner of the Batesburg company, which moves cargo for customers to and from the Port of Charleston, decided on a whim in January to let friend James Player use a drone to film one of his company's trucks moving an oversized transformer along Lake Murray and through the town of Lexington.


  4. Saturdaya s high school resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Post and Courier

    Goals: W: Phelan 3, R. Seay 3, Breen 2, Weiss 2, Brower, Davies, Kuisel, Lipsky, Shipman. G: Krall 5, Baca 3. Records: AM 3-5; Irmo 6-3.


  5. Blue Bell ice cream products pulled because of listeria outbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Post and Courier

    Specific lots of these products have been recalled by Blue Bell Creameries. Customers have been warned not to eat them.


  6. Sen. Katrina Shealy to seek state Republican Party postRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Post and Courier

    South Carolina's lone female senator will seek the state Republican Party's first vice chairman position at the S.C. Republican Party Convention. Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, announced in a news release that she will seek the position in May to advance the party's conservative causes.


  7. Berkeleya s Oa Gorman finalist for superintendent at Batesburg-LeesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Post and Courier

    Berkeley County Chief Academic Officer Kevin L. O'Gorman is in the running to be superintendent of Lexington County School District 3, possibly following in the footsteps of another Berkeley County leader. The school board on Wednesday announced the names of its three finalists: O'Gorman; current Assistant Superintendent Randall R. Gary; and Lexington District 4 Superintendent Linda G. Lavendar.


  8. Their losing seasons: Gamecocks attempt to break the cycleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Post and Courier

    Five straight losing seasons, for a men's basketball program with modern arena and SEC resources? At a school which has proven in recent years it can win at just about everything else? That's the skid South Carolina is trying to break beginning Wednesday at the SEC tournament in Nashville, where an opening-round victory over a 9-22 Missouri program would guarantee the 15-15 Gamecocks their first non-losing record since 2008-09. This is a game South Carolina absolutely should win, particularly if USC plays as well as it did in its final three regular-season outings.


  9. 13 arrested in Lexington for selling counterfeit goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Post and Courier

    Lexington County sheriff's deputies say 13 people have been arrested at a flea market on charges of selling counterfeit goods. The Post and Courier is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories.


  10. Mitchell carries Gamecocks to share of SEC titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Post and Courier

    The reigning SEC Player of the Year certainly looked like it Thursday, scoring 16 to carry the second-ranked Gamecocks past No. 11 Mississippi State, 69-50.


  11. King Day, Memorial Day not for school makeup timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | Post and Courier

    The S.C. House of Representatives passed a bill last week that calls for a mandatory day off during Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Memorial Day . Introduced by Reps.


  12. Sen. Corbina s a jokesa expose sexism in South Carolina Legislature, activists sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Crude “jokes” by an Upstate lawmaker have exposed sexist attitudes in the predominantly male Legislature, the lone woman in the state Senate and others said. The remarks by Sen. Tom Corbin came only days before he called a legislative effort to ban convicted domestic abusers from a possessing firearms “nothing but a big gun grab.” Corbin, R-Travelers Rest, brought down a nation's ridicule and his female colleagues' wrath after his remarks at a recent dinner in Columbia about state Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, hit the Internet.


  13. No. 1 Kentucky routs South Carolina, 77-43, to improve to 25-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Hours after Calipari was picked as a Hall of Fame finalist, his unbeaten Wildcats matched the storied program's best start. Calipari and his players noted that time will tell if they all take their place among the game's greats.


  14. Age just a number for USC Salkehatchiea s Corey Hendren, the youngest coach in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Post and Courier

    The youngest college basketball coach in America coaches one of his former high school teammates, is known to his players by the rap name “C-Henny,” and still looks a bit like that little boy dressing up for church when he puts on a suit and tie for a game. Meet USC Salkehatchie coach Corey Hendren, who at 22 years old is believed to be the youngest college coach in the country.


  15. Matt Moore to seek re-election for S.C. GOPa s chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Matt Moore, 32, said his interest in moving the S.C. Republican Party into the 21st century is one of many reasons he wants to get re-elected as chairman. He is so far the only candidate who has announced interest in the position.


  16. Victim of violent hit-and-run accident returns to construction job with a wheelchair and a smileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Post and Courier

    If you came across 33-year-old Greg Penwarden at work, you might see him behind the wheel of a machine, like a skid steer or a laser tractor, or you may find him closer to the court, driving nails, even digging the occasional post hole. And because it is always near, though frequently unoccupied, you would see his empty wheelchair.


  17. Ex-Lexington County Sheriff Mettsa name gone from buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts walks outside federal court in Columbia last month. Lexington County Council voted this week to remove his name from the county jail and sheriff's office.


  18. Lexington County officials identify man killed by treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Post and Courier

    The Lexington County coroner has released the name of a man killed when a tree fell on his mobile home. Coroner Margaret Fisher told local media outlets that 37-year-old Robert Alfonso Geiger of Lexington died when the tree fell on his home Sunday afternoon.


  19. One last game before the NFL for Gamecocks' understated star A.J. CannRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Post and Courier

    AP/FileSouth Carolina guard A.J. Cann in action against Kentucky in Lexington on Oct. 4. The senior offensive lineman is expected to be the first Gamecocks player chosen this spring in the NFL Draft. If he did, the South Carolina offensive lineman would see his name near the bottom of the first round.


  20. Nominee to lead social services reform facing scrutiny from SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Post and Courier

    Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to lead the overhaul of the state's troubled Department of Social Services is facing a "very hard look" before being confirmed from senators in the midst of investigating the agency's failings. Haley on Monday nominated Susan Alford to lead an agency whose last director resigned under fire amid allegations of mismanagement, unworkable case loads and reports of the deaths of dozens of children within its system.


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