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Officers break up fight with Taser

A North Carolina man working at the Travel Lodge motel was stunned with a Taser on Wednesday by Richmond Hill Police after an incident at the Hwy. 17 motel. He was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

February 14, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Public Safety


Two plead guilty to part in armed robbery

Two North Bryan men believed to be involved in the October 2009 armed robbery of the Eden Post Office in Effingham County pleaded guilty recently in federal district court in Savannah.

February 10, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Police blotters for Feb. 7

The following reports are on file in the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

February 07, 2011 | | Public Safety


Non-military police eyeing post roads

The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.

January 31, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Public Safety


Ellabell woman killed in car crash

A car accident Wednesday night in North Bryan claimed the life of an Ellabell woman.

January 31, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Public Safety


Former Savannah State student sent to prison

Authorities say a former Savannah State University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an attack that left a fellow student with a compressed skull.

January 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


More cops patrolling Fort Stewart

The multiple arms of the law wasted no time snatching up speeders on Fort Stewart's roads this week.

January 28, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Public Safety


2010 yields more arrests for Richmond Hill police

Richmond Hill Police issued more warnings and arrested more people in 2010 compared to 2009, a trend that Chief Billy Reynolds contributed to more officers cruising the streets.

January 27, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Public Safety


Civilian patrol of Fort Stewart begins today

Unsafe drivers on Fort Stewart beware: beginning this afternoon, local sheriff deputies, including those from Bryan County, and Georgia State Patrol officers can write tickets on some roads inside the installation.

January 26, 2011 | | Public Safety


Troy Davis appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for Troy Anthony Davis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal judge who decided last year the Georgia death row inmate failed to clear his name after getting a rare chance to prove his innocence.

January 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Police blotters for Jan. 22

The following are on file at the Richmond Hill Police Department

January 24, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck fire closes I-95 ramp in Richmond Hill

A tractor trailer hauling tomatoes caught on fire in Richmond Hill early Wednesday morning, closing the northbound I-95 exit ramp at Hwy. 144 for almost 10 hours.

January 19, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Public Safety


Police blotters for Jan. 19

The following are on file with the Richmond Hill Police Department

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Brush fire spreads to Midway home

A brush fire broke out Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Robert Hill Road in Midway, destroying a nearby mobile home.

January 19, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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BCES names employee of quarter

Firefighter Jason Blalock has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth and final quarter of 2014 at Bryan County Emergency Services. Blalock, left, was nominated by several BCES members. He is receiving the award from BCES Chief Freddy Howell.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Theft reported from Black Creek Cemetery

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Flood advisory issues for area

The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Big pothole flattens tire

Matter of record - An officer was dispatched to the Jukebox on Highway 17 around 2 a.m. Sunday "in reference to an injured person," a report said.

November 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Tornado watch, freeze watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham countikes and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | | Public Safety


Alleged child predators arrested

ATLANTA - On Thursday, the Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force, an interagency law-enforcement operation that focuses on child-exploitation activities in the area and is led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, made several arrests in and around Savannah, according to FBI Atlanta Field Office Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson.

November 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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