North Augusta public safety to add body cameras to uniform

...another tool at our disposal."On Monday, the North Augusta City Council voted unanimously to provide the public safety department with the $50,000 it needs to buy about 50 cameras and storage devices. Since it was a non-budgeted item...

Bottom line

...to jail uniforms, is pink the new orange? It is if you happen to get locked up in Grovetown.The Grovetown Public Safety Department recently switched to hot-pink for inmate uniforms, taking a cue from an unconventional Arizona sheriff who...

Grovetown inmates now wearing hot-pink uniforms

...inmates."It's our job to make sure they don't want to come back," said Jones, director of Grovetown's Public Safety Department.Jones took an uncommon approach to his goal this week when a shipment of hot-pink inmate uniforms arrived...

Council needs Delaughter

...elsewhere and not here. I pray this is true. We cannot lose sight of how important a strong government and public safety department is to keep or city safe. We have never needed someone like Ronnie Delaughter more that we do now. He has the...

Body cameras not a 'cure-all' for law enforcement, officials say

...would become the largest local agency to use body cameras.Police departments in Waynesboro and Hephzibah, and public safety departments at the Richmond County Board of Education and Georgia Regents University have used body cams for years. Flowers...

Grovetown hires Harlem police chief

Grovetown officials announced Tuesday that they named the Harlem police chief as director of their city's public safety department.Gary Jones had accepted the position Monday afternoon."As far as experience-wise, he just outshined everybody...

Journalism done well doesn't follow the pattern

...Josey High School.She poured through public records on the investigations by the Richmond County schools public safety department and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.And then she wrote. And rewrote. And it was edited and re-edited...

Commissioner Donnie Smith a master at moonlighting

...Spiro Papadopoulos, who also owns Augusta Com mu nications, a Moto rola dealer that provides radio systems for public safety departments.The hospitality house must have been a first-class operation, because Smith told investigators that an...

SC cop shooting shrouded in mystery

...lawyer, Carter Elliott, hopes to force authorities to release any video and other evidence. North Augusta's Public Safety Department has refused to release any details about Craven's history. City officials didn't make him available for...

SC teacher get DUI at school

...side of the road before arriving at school.Curtis told authorities she had two glasses of wine Sunday night. Public Safety Department officials say Curtis failed sobriety tests in the school parking lot and was arrested.