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No charges expected in murder-suicide

Authorities are expecting no charges – and little if any other information – to come out of the investigation into a murder suicide early Tuesday morning at 20500 Hwy. 144 in South Bryan.

June 01, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Imagine hurricane making landfall on Georgia

Imagine a hurricane making landfall near Georgia's coastline – pushing a surge of water through Georgia's coastal communities and further inland, causing flooding as the storm moves across the state. It has spawned tornadoes, and high winds have blown down trees and power lines causing power outages.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Richmond Hill Police blotter for May 30

Criminal trespass May 20 – An officer patrolling the interchange at Hwy. 17 and I-95 at approximately 6:20 a.m. noticed something was wrong at the old Burger King. According to Sgt. Luke Harris' report, "the rear steel door was slightly ajar being held open with a small piece of wood, which this officer knows to be normally secured." Harris called for backup, then waited until Cpl. Jonathan Zirpolo arrived. Police then cleared the building and learned that the building was entered a "large drive-through window on the south side of the building," Harris reported, noting that the window had ...

June 01, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Teen hits boy with truck on Tybee

Authorities are expecting no charges – and little if any other information – to come out of the investigation into a murder suicide early Tuesday morning at 20500 Hwy. 144 in South Bryan.

June 01, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Don't become statistic over holiday

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash.

May 27, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Don't wait to prepare until storm is on horizon

Bryan County Emergency Management is urging all Bryan County residents to prepare now for the upcoming hurricane season, which is only days away.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Dog leaves calling card, repeatedly

Matter of record, May 22 – When Officer Paul Carter responded to a nuisance animal call on Sandpiper Drive, he was told by the complainant that "the dog belonging to the neighbor behind him climbs the fence and comes into his yard."

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Class named for fallen deputy

Savannah Technical College will honor former Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy Sgt. Michael Larson.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hurricane season on the horizon

With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Public Safety


Buckle up or pay the Price

With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Public Safety


Dogs found alone in home, owner charged

County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill. Fred Scott has since been charged with three counts of animal cruelty after 14 dogs and puppies were removed from his abandoned 179 Lindsay Drive home. For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Drunks hit the road

The following is from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

May 20, 2010 | | Public Safety


String of car break-ins prompt warning

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Tire stolen off truck parked at store

The following are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man: Estranged wife robs him after dinner

The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


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High-speed chase ends in wreck at 17, 144

A high-speed chase Saturday night ended in an accident at the intersection of highways 144 and 17 in Richmond Hill. Although no one was seriously injured, the wreck did tie up traffic for a few hours.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News columnist | Public Safety


Diver reported missing; found off Liberty

Richmond Hill resident Bill Eberlein, a prehistoric-fossil collector and diver, went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound and later was found alive, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shoplifter targets household goods

Recent reports filed with the Richmond Hill Police include:

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Seniors learn how to put out fires

Richmond Hill Fire Department members provided attendees at the Richmond Hill Senior Center with a fire-safety presentation focused on fire-extinguisher use Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


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