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.
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.
Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports.
The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout October, the Bryan County Emergency Services, in a collaborative effort with its community partners, focused on fire-safety education in the schools, churches and the community.
Oct. 25: • Criminal trespass - An Ashton Apartments resident told Richmond Hill police that she came home from work and found broken eggs on the front door of her apartment.
• Matter of record - A Richmond Hill Police Department officer was sent to a room at a Richmond Hill motel on Saturday "in reference to an injured person," a report said.
A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.
Bryan County Emergency Services will host a "meet and greet" for ham-radio operators from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at 5995 Highway 204 in Ellabell.
The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
Our area is under a flash flood watch through this evening.
A man reported Aug. 19 that "a truck drove through his yard which left markings."
Dec. 9: A Bryan County Sheriff's Office deputy was sent to a Sanctuary Drive address in response to "an animal complaint."
Dec. 6: A deputy was dispatched to a Homestead Drive address in Ellabell regarding "a neighbor shooting." The complainant said his neighbor had been shooting a shotgun and was disturbing others. The deputy spoke to the man doing the shooting. He said he shot his 9MM handgun four times at a fox that was killing his chickens, but he had missed.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.
Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.
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