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Gov. Deal signs bills regulating ride-hailing in Georgia

...which includes taxis and limousines.The bills also require ride-hailing companies to register with the Georgia Department of Public Safety.The ride-hailing firms are being sued in some states by cab drivers and state officials, and they have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-06/gov-deal-signs-bills-reg
Columbia County opens police training center

The building, which opened about two months ago, was built on the site of the former Columbia County Animal Services facility on Range Road.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/columbia-county-opens-police
Ga. van crash kills 3, injures 8

COMMERCE, Ga. - Three people were killed and eight others injured when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off an interstate and down an embankment in northeast Georgia on Monday, authorities said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-06/ga-van-crash-kills-3-injures
Second Smith probe alleges inappropriate language, taking state-owned bed

...failed to stop inappropriate workplace behavior, according to an investigative report released Monday.The Georgia Department of Public Safety also substantiated an allegation that Smith allowed a personal relationship to influence his management...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-09/second-smith-probe-alleg
Attorney general finds no state law violations by resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith didn't break the law frequenting a Masters hospitality house while drawing his state trooper salary, a assistant state attorney general said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-27/ag-finds-no-state-law-vi
Martinez man killed in I-20 accident

A Martinez man died after being hit after exiting his disabled vehicle on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County on Sunday evening.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-29/martinez-man-killed-i-
Office of the Inspector General still reviewing former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's case

...criminal charges against the retired trooper.Smith resigned his commission seat Sept. 8, four days after a Georgia Department of Public Safety investigation was released to the public stating he'd moonlighted for a hospitality company without permission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-17/office-inspector-general
Commissioner Donnie Smith resigns

...Georgia State Patrol.An investigative file on the activities, the first of two on Smith in the works by the Georgia Department of Public Safety, was released Thursday, a day before a 60-day deadline to hold a special election Nov. 4 to fill a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-08/commissioner-donnie-smit
Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith gets early retirement for health reasons

While under investigation for a possible policy violation while serving with the Georgia State Patrol, Smith said he's obtained retirement for health reasons.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-02/augusta-commissioner-don
Smith retired by state, investigation ongoing

...has been retired by the state employees' retirement system, but the investigation remains open.The Georgia Department of Public Safety issued a statement late Friday that Georgia Employees Retirement System had decided to retire Smith effective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-29/smith-retired-state-inve