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SC lawmaker proposes firing squad added to execution list

...don't feel anything."The proposal would allow Corrections officials to pick a five-member firing squad composed of law officers, and Putnam said he found the method more humane."I've not found any evidence a firing squad has caused any pain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-22/sc-lawmaker-proposes-fir
Across South Carolina

...accounts often end up with extra money, especially in smaller counties. The fund collects money from court costs and traffic fines.A Senate subcommittee passed a bill Wednesday that would require all law officers to wear body cameras.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/across-south-carolina
Law officers back Frantom

A vote for Sean today is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-13/law-officers-back-franto
Rights without borders

...officials concerned about out-of-staters carrying firearms they can't handle safely.With respect to the state's law officers, we believe their concerns are overblown. South Carolina doesn't prejudge motorists' driving abilities based on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-11/rights-without-border
Disturbing the peace

...again. Not even a tinfoil one on Halloween.There's simply no excuse for such behavior by a sworn officer of the law. Officers should be seen by youth as respected role models of approachable authority, not intimidating bullies from whom to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-13/disturbing-peace
Prison van escape in north Georgia

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - U.S. marshals and local law officers in northwest Georgia are searching for an inmate they say overpowered a guard on a van that was transporting prisoners.Authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-05/prison-van-escape-north-geor
Attorney general finds no state law violations by resigned Augusta commissioner Donnie Smith

...Georgia Office of Inspector General. After much of the DPS testimony was obtained under the Garrity Rule, which protects law officers from prosecution if their statements are truthful, the OIG conducted its own review and decided the case warranted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-27/ag-finds-no-state-law-vi
Across the region

Farm intruders kill 300,000 chickens BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - South Carolina law officers are hunting for the chicken killers who have sabotaged farmers several times over the past two weeks, leaving 300,000 birds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-28/across-region
Burnettown officer grew up in police family

Mark Warchol is still adjusting to being a part-time law officer after leaving the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for a full-time job at Bridgestone earlier this year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-13/burnettown-officer-gre
Billboards to aid hunt for woman after beheading

EATONTON, Ga. - Law officers plan to display the photo of 87-year-old Shirley Dermond, who they fear has been abducted, on digital billboards across Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-10/billboards-aid-hunt-woman-aft