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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
Augusta Commission's Donnie Smith double-dipped during Masters Week, Georgia investigation finds

A Georgia Department of Public Safety investigation has determined Augusta Commission member Donnie Smith broke Georgia State Patrol policy and state law.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-04/augusta-commissions-donn
Georgia, South Carolina authorities to target impaired drivers during Labor Day weekend

Authorities in Georgia and South Carolina are teaming up this weekend to target impaired drivers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/georgia-south-carolina-aut
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-26/state-inspections-address-pro
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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-25/georgia-taxpayers-billed
Rants & Raves

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-03/rants-raves