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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


Photo of bank robbery suspect released

Authorities have released a security camera photograph of the man who robbed the Midway Branch of The Heritage Bank Wednesday afternoon.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


The Heritage Bank in Midway robbed again

The Heritage Bank's Midway branch was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes confirmed the report and said authorities are canvassing nearby neighborhoods in search of a suspect.

August 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Driver's classes through community education

Though Bryan County Schools no longer offers driver's education at either local high school, teens ages 15 and 16 who need to take an approved driver's education course in order to apply for a Class D license can do so through Bryan County Community Education in Richmond Hill.

August 06, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


2013-14 traffic around South Bryan schools

With four campuses being on one site, the school principals worked collaboratively with system staff to design a traffic plan where safety and efficiency are paramount. The traffic pattern for parents who will be dropping off their children at the Richmond Hill Prekindergarten, Richmond Hill Primary, Richmond Hill Elementary, and George Washington Carver campuses are detailed below.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Two seriously injured in South Bryan wreck

Two Richmond Hill men were seriously injured Saturday afternoon after the vehicle they were traveling in struck a tree in South Bryan.

August 01, 2013 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Public Safety


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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


North Bryan wreck kills one

One driver was killed in a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Bryan County. The accident, which involved a car and a tractor-trailer, occurred on Highway 80 about a mile from Effingham County.

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


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crash kills 3rd ID band member

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Thursday in a car crash in Tattnall County.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Trouble with cable company

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Four plead guilty in Long Co. kidnapping

Four people accused of kidnapping and pistol-whipping a Long County man pleaded guilty Friday in the Long County Courthouse in Ludowici.

August 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Tornado warning issued for area

A tornado warning has been issued for Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties.

August 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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