The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department:
May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.
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.
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 saw the resident get called over to the fence but did not see him get slapped. The resident was advised of the warrant process ...
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:
If you recently bought magazines from a door to door salesman, the Richmond Hill Police Department would like to hear from you.
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.
The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning nearly 600 acres of underbrush today and smoke should be visible from the cantonment area and Hinesville.
Firefighters from Bryan County Emergency Services and the city of Pembroke participated in the Southeast Georgia Health Systems Firefighter Challenge Bridge Run on Saturday in Brunswick to benefit their cancer programs.
The following were taken from incident reports provided by the Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department.
A Richmond Hill man was arrested Feb. 12 for child cruelty.
Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters and medics have been wearing red T-shirts with a heart and the words "Support And Care" on them this month to support the American Heart Association's efforts during the month to spread the word about heart health and the effects of heart disease. To learn about one's risks for heart disease and stroke and how to stay heart healthy, go to cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/.
A Richmond Hill man was reportedly arrested for child cruelty Feb. 12.
CHATHAM COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of an adult male in Glynn County.
A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.
The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Bryant County.
Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.
The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
The final bands of winter precipitation exited Georgia early Thursday afternoon, leaving a blanket of snow along the Interstate 20 corridor from roughly Madison to Augusta, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Communications Director Karlene Barron.
Georgia's electric cooperatives and Georgia Power are reporting widespread outages in north and central Georgia.
Bryan County firefighters responded Monday morning to a wooded area off Belfast Keller Road in Richmond Hill after some logging equipment caught fire.