STATESBORO -- Kevin Lamont Gourdine, 28, and Keith Denard Fields, 26, both of Pembroke, and Elijah Nahum Simmons, 32, Statesboro were sentenced earlier this week by U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield to lengthy prison sentences for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy operating out of Statesboro and elsewhere.
An Ellabell man is one of 32 people indicted in federal court on drug charges, it was announced late last week.
The following is from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports: DUI June 18 – A Richmond Hill man was arrested for DUI after deputies watched his vehicle turn off Belfast Siding Road, cross all four lanes of Hwy. 17 and land in the ditch. The driver said his brakes had gone out and that he was OK, but told deputies his chest hurt from the airbag being released. Deputy Brian McGuire noticed a knife in the ...
Matter of record June 24 – Officers responded around midnight to the Motel 6 parking lot, where a man had been run over by a car after getting into an altercation with the driver. The man, from Kentucky, told officers he was traveling with friends and a fight broke out between himself and one of the other travelers. The man said he didn't know what the altercation was about, but a witness told police that ...
White lightning, an illicitly distilled and seldom-seen liquor for which parts of Georgia were once well known, thundered back into the limelight Thursday morning when Liberty County Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Team agents busted an apparent moonshine still.
The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports: Stolen vehicle June 12 – Deputy Dan Whaley was responding to Homestead Drive are of Ellabell in response to a stolen vehicle when he saw taillights ahead of him traveling at a high rate of speed. He caught up to the lights and realized it was the Nissan Xterra that had been reported stolen. When he tried to pull the vehicle over, it sped up. The ...
Three teenagers are facing charges of unruly behavior and disorderly conduct after they were caught egging several homes last week throughout Richmond Hill.
The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's reports: Theft June 7 – A Reidsville man was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle after he was pulled by deputies for running a stop sign on Miller Circle in Pembroke. The offender was unable to produce a driver's license but his name and address in the system showed he only had a learner's permit. When the vehicle was searched in the system it came back as stolen ...
A high-speed chase that began in South Carolina and ended in South Bryan on Saturday resulted in the arrest of a South Carolina man who was on crack and had a gun in the front seat.
The following is from Richmond Hill Police reports: Criminal trespass June 10 – An Evergreen Oak Drive resident called police after she found a screen in a back window had been cut, pulled out of the window and left propped against the house. The resident told officers that nothing was missing and that no one had entered the home. Officers saw the screen had a cut that was 6-8 inches long but found no collectible ...
The following is from Bryan County Sheriff's reports: Theft by taking May 28 – A Guyton man reported his non-working pick up truck stolen after seeing it pass by on a trailer being pulled by a larger truck on I-16. The man told deputies he thought the truck looked like his when it passed and then got home and realized the truck was in fact missing from the yard. After making several phone calls, deputies ...
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has started a "100 Days of Summer," traffic education and enforcement campaign, in conjunction with the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign.
The following are from Richmond Hill Police reports: Theft by taking May 17 – Officers responded to the T/A Truck Stop, where a Savannah man said his brown 1977 Chevy C10 pick-up truck had been stolen around 2 p.m. The man was dropping off the pick-up so he could pick up his tractor trailer for a trip to Florida. The man told officers he had done this several times in the past without incident, and ...
A former Chatham County Sheriff's deputy living in Bryan County was arrested last week after reportedly admitting to molesting the 13-year-old daughter of his best friend with whom he was living with in Ellabell.
The following is from Richmond Hill Police reports: Magazine scam May 27 – A resident of Buckeye Drive in Richmond Hill reported to police that she had been sold two magazine subscriptions by a white male and white female for an alleged competition. The woman said she wrote two checks, each made out to the first name only of Riley. After the salespeople left, the woman called the number on her receipt for Worldwide Subscriptions ...
Authorities have not yet released the identity of two people found dead Monday in Richmond Hill in what looks to have been a murder-suicide involving a mother and her young son.
Authorities are investigating what looks to have been a murder-suicide Monday in Richmond Hill.
Military authorities are investigating the death of a man at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart.
"A potent storm system will affect the area today and tonight, and could bring the potential for severe weather across portions of the area," the services 4 a.m. forecast warned. "The primary threat will be location along and east of Interstate 95. The time period for severe thunderstorms will extend from late morning through the early overnight hours as a warm front lifts across the area."
Children are being evacuated from Midway Middle School after what appears to be an explosive device was found near the school, according to Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar.
SAVANNAH - An Ellabell woman received was injured Wednesday after she drove a pickup into a truck's path.
A Hinesville man was shot multiple times shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday at Eagle Apartments.
SAVANNAH - An Ellabell woman received serious injuries Wednesday after she drove a pickup into the path of a truck.
ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time Sunday.
Bryan County Emergency Services recently raised and donated $1,000 to Komen of Coastal Georgia in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.
Firefighters and family members from all over the United States gathered recently in Gettysburg, Penn., to honor those who died in the line of duty in 2012 for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
Area law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a Richmond Hill man who is wanted on drug charges.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties and was brought down earlier this week.
Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell recently honored Dairy Queen in Pembroke, left, and Richmond Hill, right, for the businesses' help during Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 6-12. Both restaurants are offering a free ice cream to children who turn in a coloring sheet on fire safety and prevention by Oct. 12. The sheets are available at both Dairy Queen locations and all Bryan County fire departments.