News Line for Harlem

Harlem concert benefits theater renovation
Harlem City Park will be rocking Saturday with a family-friendly concert to benefit the former Columbia Theatre.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Introduction of license plate readers met with privacy concerns
Since purchasing a license plate reader, the Harlem Department of Public Safety has seen a dramatic shift in driver behavior. But at least one national organization isn’t pleased with the technology leading to this behavioral change.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Public hearings on SPLOST project list begin this week
Officials will begin holding public meetings this week seeking feedback on a list of projects proposed to be funded by penny sales tax revenues beginning in 2017.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Harlem police add substations
The Harlem Department of Public Safety has plans to add two substations within city limits, which officials say could cut response times while boosting police presence.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Harlem leaders embracing technology to promote city
Harlem officials are embracing technology as a tool to promote the city and its sites and amenities.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Harlem Department of Public Safety receive lightning bolt decals for felony arrests
You can learn a lot about a Harlem Department of Public Safety officer just by looking at the front fender of their patrol car.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Harlem trails one step closer
The Harlem City Council approved the Greenways Trails Connections Plan in February and voted to approve amendments to subdivision regulations associated with the trails plan at Monday’s monthly meeting.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Harlem officials honor former colleague
Harlem officials recently honored one of their own for his long service to the city.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Harlem police chief embraces social media
After nearly 30 years in law enforcement, Harlem Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Jones knows the most powerful tool in an officer’s arsenal isn’t a weapon or a vehicle – it’s social media.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Collaboration keeps crime at bay as population grows
While Columbia County continues to attract new residents, law enforcement in the county and its two cities found a way to reduce the crime that typically accompanies growth by working together.
Source: Columbia County News Times

Trails extending in Grovetown, beginning in Harlem
Grovetown’s scenic outdoor trail system is expanding while Harlem officials are considering creating one.
Source: Columbia County News Times