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Civilian law will patrol post roads

Fort Stewart will soon relieve military police of their responsibilities for making traffic stops and writing tickets on two state highways cutting through the southeast Georgia Army post.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Police blotters for Jan. 12

The following are on file with the Richmond Hill Police Department:

January 12, 2011 | | Public Safety


Winter storm fizzles out here

Forecasters' weekend weather warnings had coastal Georgia residents bracing for treacherous road conditions, but the intermittent rain and freezing temperatures that moved into Liberty County on Monday fell short of what many in the area had expected.

January 12, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shelter's new home is dream come true

Twenty-three years ago, Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel manned a domestic abuse crisis line.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Public Safety


Midway officer finds missing woman

A Midway police officer found a missing Alzheimer's patient at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at a truck stop in Liberty County.

January 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Post speed limits changing

Effective Jan. 17, the speed limit on Georgia Highway 144 West and 119 will change from 55 mph to 45 mph.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Two judge nominations sent to Senate

ATLANTA - The White House is trying again to get two Georgia attorneys appointed to the federal bench.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Police blotters for Jan. 5

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

January 05, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bogus exercise equipment seized

SAVANNAH - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they intercepted and seized 1,783 pieces of counterfeit exercise equipment imported from China at the port of Savannah.

January 04, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Woman apparently abducted in Richmond Hill

A woman was reportedly forced into the trunk of her car Wednesday night in Richmond Hill and driven to Liberty County, according to police.

December 30, 2010 | Hallie D. Martin | Public Safety


Car chase ends at Richmond Hill restaurant

A vehicle chase ended around 4 p.m. Dec. 19 in Richmond Hill after the suspect vehicle, being tailed by Macintosh County and Midway law enforcement, hit a parked car in the parking lot of Molly McPherson's Scottish Pub on Hwy. 17.

December 27, 2010 | | Public Safety


Three fire fighters honored with annual awards

Three Richmond Hill firefighters were honored Monday for their excellent service this year.

December 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Home invasion suspect still at large

A Long County teenager who authorities believe was involved in at least two home invasions in the area is still on the loose.

December 24, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Officials stress fire safety

Between rising utility costs and shrinking incomes, more people are exploring alternate means of heating their homes. However, when folks misuse electric appliances or are careless around open flames they risk starting fires. Local fire investigators offered these tips for keeping safe this Christmas and all winter long.

December 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Public Safety


Stabbing victim identified

Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death Dec. 8.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


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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


Suspected serial robber hits Flemington store

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery Sunday morning in Flemington.

August 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


North Bryan wreck kills two

Two women were killed Wednesday afternoon on Highway 80 in Blitchton when the driver lost control of her 1997 Ford Probe and hit a tractor-trailer head on.

August 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill when he reportedly tried to thwart a vehicle break-in, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Chief Billy Reynolds Sr. The victim, who apparently had been trying to stop someone from burglarizing his pickup, is an employee of the Suites at Station Exchange, which is a residential community for senior citizens. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.

August 20, 2014 | | Public Safety


Police Blotters for August 18

The following Incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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