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Officials suspect arson in three fires

Two structure fires occurring within an hour of each other, along with a truck being set ablaze in the same week, isn't just a coincidence, according to Pembroke officials.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Area officers hone combat skills

The Midway Police Department hosted an combat skills course on May 23- 24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Officers complete radar training

Two Richmond Hill Police officers, Sgt. Luke Harris and Lt. Jason Sakelarios, recently completed a light detection and ranging, or LIDAR, training course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the state Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

June 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sewage spill actually lasted 13 days

The major spill reported as ongoing last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant near Sterling Creek occurred longer than previously thought.

June 13, 2011 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Police still looking for armed robbery suspect

Richmond Hill police are continuing to search for a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon armed robbery of the Subway restaurant on Exchange Street off of Ford Avenue.

June 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Ham operators ready to help in emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Police blotters for June 1

The discover of the remains of a meth lab was among the crime reports filed with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

June 01, 2011 | | Public Safety


RHFD says farewell to longtime volunteers

Surrounded by more than 60 of their closest friends and family members, volunteer firefighters Kelvin Dixon and Lewis "Skip" Tuttle bade a fond farewell to the Richmond Hill Fire Department at its first ever retirement banquet on Monday night at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

May 27, 2011 | Caitlyn Boza Special to the News | Public Safety


Crime reports for May 21

Among the reports filed with Bryan County Sheriff and Richmond Hill Police departments in recent weeks was this one from May 5:

May 24, 2011 | | Public Safety


Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Take Back event garners 127 pounds of pills

The Pembroke Police Department and the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition recently participated in its second National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | 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


It's going to be cold tonight, Thursday

Freeze and wind chill advisories have been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning for our area, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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