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State inspections address problems with Richmond County school buses

An analysis of the reports by "The Augusta Chronicle" found that 25 percent of Richmond County's 216 school buses were declared unfit to carry students in 2013. Officials say all violations were corrected.
Georgia taxpayers billed $12,000 for Gov. Nathan Deal's press flight to Augusta

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spent more than $12,000 in taxpayer funds to fly members of the media with him to Augusta to survey ice damage.
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...County show that annually, 75-90 percent (10-year average 82 percent), the bike rider is at fault. Georgia Department of Public Safety records, Richmond County Sheriff's Office records, county traffic engineering records. Most collisions...
Harlem to resume issuing speeding tickets

Less than a month after the city lost its license to use radar equipment to catch speeders, the Georgia Department of Public Safety has given it the green light to continue issuing citations.
City of Harlem to refund speeding fines

The city of Harlem will offer full refunds on speeding tickets issued during a 10-month period this year after learning that Harlem police officers wrote tickets using non-certified radar equipment.
South Carolina, Georgia troopers boost traffic enforcement

...down."In Georgia, there have been seven traffic fatalities since Wednesday evening, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety Web site. Last year, state troopers reported 11 fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday period.The...
School buses pass annual physicals

...cushions, louder emergency buzzers, brighter signs and more powerful brake lines, each bus passed the Georgia Department of Public Safety's annual 10-point inspection.A decal taped to every vehicle's front windshield showed the fleet...
Troopers hunt for owner of ladder after crash

...hit the ladder and became disabled, and then that vehicle was struck by the others, including a semi.Georgia Department of Public Safety Commissioner Col. Mark McDonough tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that investigators hope to glean...
Authorities join forces for July Fourth land, lake patrol

Authorities announced this week that they are joining forces to keep all roads and waterways safe during the Independence Day holiday, which statistics show is one of the deadliest weeks of the year.
Lawsuit challenges local immigration enforcement

ATLANTA--- Three immigrants in Georgia are suing to challenge a government program that allows local authorities to enforce federal immigration law.