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Soldier pleads not guilty to murder

A Fort Stewart soldier accused of shooting and killing his squad leader and a fellow U.S. soldier during a 2008 deployment to Iraq entered a not-guilty plea in court Tuesday.

March 30, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Public Safety


Police blotters for March 30

The following report is on file at the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

March 30, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Supreme court rejects death row appeal

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia prosecutors who spent more than two decades trying to execute Troy Davis have won what may be their final legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court, yet state prison officials still can't schedule his execution.

March 29, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Scam reported in Richmond Hill

A woman who lives in the 100 block of Cottonham Court in Richmond Hill told police March 18 she believes she was the victim of a scam.

March 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Court may tighten death penalty rules

ATLANTA - Georgia's death penalty statute was in the crosshairs again Monday as the state's top court considered whether capital defendants have to meet an unfair standard to prove they are mentally disabled to avoid an execution.

March 22, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


On-post standoff ends peacefully

Installation police arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Saturday following a 22-minute standoff that began as a domestic dispute in post housing. The incident ended peacefully with no injuries, according to a public affairs news release.

March 21, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hwy. 67 closed from Pembroke to Bulloch County

Hwy. 67 from Pembroke to Statesboro were closed to traffic this morning due to a brush fire in Bulloch County, according to Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson.

March 17, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Six officers lauded for keeping public safe

Standing before dozens of family members, friends and colleagues, Krista Beck seemed temporarily overwhelmed by the limelight.

March 14, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Public Safety


Police blotters for March 9

Reports are on file at the Bryan County Sheriff's Department include:

March 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grant funds will help with safety training

Richmond Hill officials plan to use $4,710 in grant money to pay for a liability training program for the city police department and a fire extinguisher training system for the city fire department.

March 04, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


North Bryan wreck leaves one dead

The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday continued to investigate a Feb. 23 two-vehicle accident in North Bryan County that killed a 77-year-old Bloomingdale man.

March 02, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Public Safety


Officials warn of sweepstakes scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Police blotters for March 2

Incident reports to the Bryan County Sheriff and Richmond Hill Police Department in recent days included this one of a theft from Bryan County schools:

March 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


New fire station enhances protection

Bryan County's newest fire station will serve the rural area that encompasses a 5-mile radius around the station, Jim Anderson, director of the county Office of Emergency Services, said Monday.

March 02, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Public Safety


Pembroke man facing charges after high-speed chase

A Pembroke man is facing numerous charges from county and state agencies after the Feb. 17 high-speed chase from Evans to Bryan County that ended in Pembroke with a wreck that sent another driver to the hospital.

February 26, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Public Safety


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Flash flood warning in effect today

Our area is under a flash flood watch through this evening.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Trespassing on lawn

A man reported Aug. 19 that "a truck drove through his yard which left markings."

September 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Facebook relation turns sour after meeting

A Richmond Hill Police Department officer was patrolling Highway 144 near the Fish Hatchery shortly after midnight Aug. 13 when he spotted "a sedan travelling in front of my vehicle having difficulty maintaining its lane," a report said. "The vehicle was observed moving from the right edge of its lane to the left edge. It continued this manner of driving continuously. Based on my training and experience with subjects driving while intoxicated, swerving within a lane is a cue for a driver operating a vehicle while intoxicated."

August 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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