Contractors for Georgia Department of Transportaion will be conducting north and southbound lane closures at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sommers Boulevard in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, weather permitting.
FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) - A committee appointed by Georgia's governor to study criminal justice reform approved recommendations Thursday for the juvenile justice system that members said will improve public safety and save money.
An Effingham County sheriff's deputy shot a pit bull after being attacked by the dog while responding to a call Thursday afternoon.
VALDOSTA - Authorities in Lowndes County have identified and recovered the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed in southern Georgia.
An Ellabell man is in custody for a second time for cooking meth following an operation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.
Theft of Services: Nov. 24 - Deputies responded to Black Creek Church Road in Ellabell around 11 a.m. after a woman reported an electrical meter missing from her father's home. He no longer lives there but keeps the power on and the monthly bill is around $40. This month it was $123. When she went to the home, she found the box was missing and thought a neighbor had taken it. A Canoochee EMC representative came out to look and found the box had been removed and placed on a nearby home. The representative told deputies Canoochee would press ...
JACKSONVILLE - A Florida man has been charged with fatally shooting a teenager outside a Jacksonville convenience store following an argument that was triggered because the music coming from the teen's car was too loud.
A current 3rd Infantry Division soldier and a former soldier were killed during the weekend in what civilian law-enforcement investigators are calling a domestic dispute.
SAVANNAH - Police say three of the six men wanted in a shooting at a fair in Savannah have been taken into custody.
The following reports are from the Richmond Hill Police Department: Public drunkenness: Nov. 20 - Around 9:45 p.m., officers approached a Savannah woman on Highway 17 after she was seen near the Richmond Hill Car Wash. The woman was staggering and told officers she didn't want any problems or to be harassed. She smelled of alcohol and admitted to having two beers.
VALDOSTA - Police detectives have been canvassing dormitories at Valdosta State University, hoping to glean clues from students about the mysterious death of a 17-year-old freshman on the south Georgia campus.
The Richmond Hill Police Department made three arrests Friday involving the manufacture of methamphetamine following a traffic stop.
ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports that traffic fatalities in Georgia are higher in 2012 than they were at this point last year.
Four Pembroke residents were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the Nov. 10 escape of Cecil "Red" Nelson from the Emanuel County jail.
A Pembroke man died this morning after allegedly playing "Russian roulette" Wednesday.
The following are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
The U.S. Marshal's office in Savannah joined in the search Friday for a Bryan County man police describe as "armed and dangerous" after he allegedly attacked a Pembroke resident with a butcher's knife and later stole a car from an Ellabell woman.
Pembroke Police are asking for help finding a 26-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with a stabbing during an argument over a basketball game.
JACKSONVILLE - Bryan County Emergency Services was one of eight volunteer fire departments across Florida and Georgia to receive money from Rayonier Inc.
The following are from Richmond Hill Police and Bryan County Sheriff's reports:
Few problems were reported overnight from a winter storm that swept across the area.
The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the death of an Ellabell teen who was reportedly hit by a pickup Friday while walking on Eldora Road, the GSP said Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for possible winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Department has ample personnel and resources located throughout the state and will pre-treat and treat roads throughout as conditions warrant.
An ice storm warning has been issued for 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday by the National Weather Service.
Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.
SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.
Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.
The following incidents were taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports: