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Statue of Ben Tillman, former governor and white supremacist, vandalized

...seen dripping Tuesday from the statute of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said an officer saw what appeared to be a red paintball on the statue during morning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-30/statue-ben-tillman-former-gov
5 charged in credit card 'cloning' thefts

...fraud, six counts of transaction card fraud and forgery. At least four others have since been arrested.Aiken Department of Public Safety has charged Rhennevor "Jamar" Johnson, 28, Altaya Welcome, 32, and Maranda Hubbard, 29, all of Bamberg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-30/5-charged-credit-card-
Graniteville man charged in apartment complex shooting

...Wednesday morning and hiding from police in another apartment against the residents' will.A North Augusta Department of Public Safety officer heard shots fired near Pine Crest apartments on Swiss Street about 12:30 a.m. but was unable to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-24/graniteville-man-charg
Woman climbs flagpole, removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

...protected by state law, was raised about 45 minutes later.Sherri Iacobelli, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Newsome and James Ian Tyson, 30, also of Charlotte, were charged with defacing monuments on state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-27/woman-climbs-flagpole-removes-confe
Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

...EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story had names transposed. Scott Wheatley was named the Grovetown Department of Public Safety chief Thursday.Wheatley had served as the interim director of the department since April 28 after former Chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/wheatley-named-permanent-gro
Aiken fire engine, patrol car crash

An Aiken Department of Public Safety fire engine and patrol car crashed Monday evening while responding to a fire.Lt. Jake Mahoney said the vehicles were heading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/aiken-fire-engine-patrol-car
Report details scene of fatal shooting at Aiken County deputy's residence

...where the victim was discovered in a bathtub.According to an incident report released by the North Augusta Department of Public Safety on Monday, officers arrived at 1901 Coulter Drive about 7:40 p.m. Satuday. The initial 911 call came...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-15/report-details-scene-f
Deadly Georgia crashes spur $10M effort to add safety officers focused on commercial trucks

...10 people.Within the next year, the state Department of Public Safety will hire 60 officers to its commercial-truck...Russell D. Powell, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, said wrecks involving big trucks are up about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-11/deadly-georgia-crashes-spur-1
Man facing charges after waving gun outside Grovetown church

...concealed weapon, terroristic threats and acts, simple assault and reckless conduct, according to a Grovetown Department of Public Safety incident report. Witnesses say Temple fired a handgun in the building he lived in next to the church's main...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-16/man-facing-charges-aft
Suspect in North Augusta shooting was reprimanded in April for playing with a firearm

...officer is involved in a traumatic situation. He was off-duty at the time. Murphy told the North Augusta Department of Public Safety that he tried to perform chest compressions on Candace Blakley, who was found in a tub with a gunshot wound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-17/suspect-north-augusta-