ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue. Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.
Richmond Hill law enforcement authorities are investigating similar thefts around the area of Ivey Street on Ford Avenue after wallets were stolen last week during daylight hours at three businesses. Richmond Hill Police Lt. Dana Strickland said the incidents at Hit the Books, Richmond Hill Family Practice and the dental office of Dr. William E. Wallace occurred on different days between April 25 and May 1 but were all similar in nature – wallets and ...
Simple battery, April 23 – Deputies responded to a fight in progress on Black Creek Church Road in Ellabell. A resident there told Deputy Ernesto Nieves that a neighbor's son had called him over to the property fence line to talk. When the resident got to the fence, the neighbor's son allegedly slapped him with an open hand on the left cheek and then fled the scene in a gray car. A witness said she ...
April 10 – Officers responded to Papa's Pizza To Go, where a potential customer called to place an order for 1,200 chicken wings for a wedding. The customer called through an interpreter service for the deaf, so there was no actual verbal contact between the business and the caller.
From Richmond Hill Police Department reports: DUI April 7 – Officers stopped a Richmond Hill woman after watching her make a left turn onto Hwy. 144, head west on the wrong side of the road, cross over the railroad tracks and then make an abrupt lane change into the right lane. Cpl. Jonathan Zirpolo reportedly smelled alcohol and observed bloodshot/glassy eyes and slurry speech when questioning the driver. The woman was arrested for DUI after ...
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The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.
Erica Brennan's murder trial began yesterday in Ludowici. Brennan, who is charged with the scalding death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah H. Harris, appeared in the Long County Courthouse with her attorney, Jerry Word.
All public safety officers in Bryan County got radio upgrades recently as part of a $4.5 million upgrade to an 800 megahertz digital communication system.
An Ellabell man was airlifted from his home Saturday after a car he was working under came off its jack and pinned him.
Obstruction, March 15 – Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Beaulah Church Road. They arrived and spoke with a man who said his cousins were fighting each other and that deputies better "calm them down."
A suspect was apparently killed by a bullet fired by authorities Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m. The man was later identified as William Gordon by Special Agent Micah Ward of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations who has taken over the case.
A car chase on Hwy. 204 in Ellabell last week concluded with an overturned vehicle, DUI charges and both the driver and passenger being hospitalized, according to a report on file with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department.
March 10 – An Ellabell man was working on his friend's truck in front of his friend's house on Harvey Town Road in Pembroke when two men walked up to him and his friend. The man told deputies that one of the men "pulled a handgun out stating he was going to kill everyone." The man told Deputy Robert Crapse that he and his friend ran into the house and the alleged gunman and his partner drove off.
A two vehicle accident in front of the gas station at the corner of Hwy. 144 and Belfast Keller Road resulted in one driver being airlifted to Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
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