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SCDSS announces new Laurens County director

January 27, 2022 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has announced Darren Thames as the new Laurens County DSS Director. Thames, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, began leading the Laurens County office in this new leadership position in January 2022. He began his career in social and human services 22 years…

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Child abuse and foster care months reveal needs for action

April 28, 2021 Laurens County, S.C. – Partnering agencies are using two springtime months to spread the word that everyone needs to be working for the protection and safety of South Carolina’s children. Silver and blue pinwheels mark April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and it’s followed by National Foster Care Awareness Month in May.…

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