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DQ helps Emergency Services

Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell recently honored Dairy Queen in Pembroke, left, and Richmond Hill, right, for the businesses' help during Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 6-12. Both restaurants are offering a free ice cream to children who turn in a coloring sheet on fire safety and prevention by Oct. 12. The sheets are available at both Dairy Queen locations and all Bryan County fire departments.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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


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Firefighter/paramedic honored by BCES

Firefighter/paramedic Danny Dixon has been named as the Bryan County Emergency Services' Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2014.

April 08, 2014 | | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bryan Counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Harley stolen from Belfast overpass

The following incidents are from reports provided by the Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot by 2-year-old

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive. When Mercer arrived, he found the woman sitting in the front doorway, crying for help. Once the residence was cleared, Mercer administered first aid to the woman until emergency medical personnel arrived. Meanwhile, HPD Officer Ivan Saez found the woman's daughter and son inside the home.

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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