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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
Ga. van crash kills 3, injures 8

...deaths, Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry told The Associated Press. Eight others were injured, the Georgia Department of Public Safety said in a statement late Monday morning. Their conditions weren't available. The van's driver "apparently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-06/ga-van-crash-kills-3-injures
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
Attorney general finds no state law violations by resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith

...Georgia Attorney General has rejected the Georgia Department of Public Safety's assertion that resigned Augusta commissioner...extensive investigation conducted by the Georgia Department of Public Safety to "hanging out" with friends at the Northwood...

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

...getting out of his disabled vehicle Sunday night on Interstate 20 in McDuffie County.Tracey Watson, of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, identified the victim as Gary Pittman Morris, 63.Police said Morris was driving black BMW on eastbound...

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

While former Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith's statements to Georgia State Patrol investigators likely can't be used against him, the state Office of the Inspector General continues to conduct an independent probe.

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

...in 2012, had been on paid leave since the start of the state investigation in June. Neither he nor the Georgia Department of Public Safety has released information about the nature of the probe, citing an ongoing investigation.

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