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Claxton concert keeps Pembroke police busy

Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.

October 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Firefighters attend memorial

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.

October 18, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Man wanted in Richmond Hill

Area law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a Richmond Hill man who is wanted on drug charges.

October 14, 2013 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Three-county operation brings down meth ring

SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties and was brought down earlier this week.

October 11, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


DQ helps Emergency Services

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.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Stand by your pan to avoid cooking fires

How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove - until smoke filled the house?

October 06, 2013 | By Chief Freddy Howell Columnist | Public Safety


EMS names employee of quarter

Bryan County firefighter and emergency medical technician Mark Waters has been named Bryan County Emergency Services employee of the quarter.

October 04, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


BoE may beef up security at schools

Getting into school buildings in Bryan County could soon be more difficult as officials look at tightening security at each of the system's schools.

September 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Weekend fire destroys Richmond Hill home

An early evening fire destroyed a Richmond Hill home Sunday, but the residents were all able to it out safely, according to officials.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Changes coming to juvenile court system

Wyommie Mack, program manager for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, on Tuesday updated the Hinesville Rotary Club on reforms being made to the state juvenile justice system.

September 22, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Public Safety


Fake pot complicates drug war

Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."

September 09, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Public Safety


Judge attends drug court conference

Atlantic Circuit Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart attended the National Drug Court Professionals' 19th annual training conference July 14-17 in Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Hurricane-evacuation report completed

Bill Massey and Lauren Hand from the Dewberry Firm and Jeff Morris from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently presented the Bryan County Emergency Services (BCES) with the completion of a Georgia Hurricane Evacuation Study Technical Data Report paid for by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

August 19, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Daytime lane closures set for crossroads

Drivers in Richmond Hill may come upon daytime lane closures at the crossroads as construction continues this week at the intersection of highways 17 and 144.

August 12, 2013 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Road work on Highway 17 tonight

Nighttime lane closures are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday on Highway 17 at Mulberry Drive in Richmond Hill.

August 12, 2013 | Special to the News | 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


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