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Police to turn out in force for holiday weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is expecting a busy weekend that combines Labor Day traffic with Carolina and Clemson football traffic.
S.C. public safety official fired after traffic stop

The internal affairs chief for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has been fired after arguing with a state trooper during a traffic stop.
SC Highway Patrol marker honors fallen troopers

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety dedicated a memorial to fallen Highway Patrol troopers on Friday.
Man charged in fatal Aiken accident

...of felony DUI with great bodily injury, according to an e-mail from Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.Chris and Stacia Mock were driving east on Reynolds Pond Road about 10:50 p.m. Saturday when...
Officers begin arrests after Haley orders Occupy Columbia protesters to leave Statehouse grounds

Officers started arresting Occupy Columbia protesters Wednesday after Gov. Nikki Haley ordered them to leave the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, saying the people who had been sleeping on the complex for more than a month had cost the state more than $17,000 in property damage and overtime for police officers.
Too early to tell DUI law's effectiveness

...licenses suspended for six months instead of three. - Required counseling. Convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, must complete an alcohol- and drug-treatment program. Source: South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Holiday fatalities reach 15

Georgia highways claimed at least 15 lives during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol. As of 6 p.m. Sunday night, 3,171 accidents had been reported, with 870 injuries. The number of accidents exceeded preliminary predictions, but the number of injuries and fatalities was lower than expected. The patrol had anticipated 2,986 accidents, 977 injuries and 24 fatalities over the period from Wednesday to Sunday.
Five Questions

Sgt. Jake Mahoney is supervisor of Aiken Public Safety's Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.
Cheap gas might pump up travel

Wondering whether to travel this Thanksgiving holiday? You might want to hear a bit of testimony from Frank McKeny.
Forum will focus on sex predators

...experience sexual abuse, most often before age 12. According to a report released last year by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Aiken County had the highest molestation rate per capita in South Carolina in 2005 -- 53.3 reports...