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3 motorcyclists hurt or killed in last week in Aiken, Richmond counties

An early morning motorcycle accident in Aiken County on Friday marked the third time in a week a cyclist has been killed or seriously injured while riding on area roads.
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.
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

A man accused of running a stop sign and causing a fatal accident has been jailed and charged with two felonies, authorities said.
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.
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

AIKEN --- Four months after South Carolina stiffened the penalty for drinking and driving, law enforcement says it's still too early to gauge its impact.
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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.
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Sgt. Jake Mahoney is supervisor of Aiken Public Safety's Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.
Cheap gas might pump up travel has been a little lower than in the past, but it seems to be picking up," she said. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety also is expecting more motorists. In the Southeast, AAA estimates that 8.8 million people could...