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Witness says he saw soldier fire fatal shots

An Army witness who says he stumbled onto a fellow soldier killing a U.S. superior at their patrol base in Iraq testified Monday he thought he was running toward nighttime enemy fire as he responded to gunshots - until he heard the shooter shout "I'll kill you" in English and saw his face illuminated by his flashing rifle.

May 04, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Fort Stewart tightens security

Security at Fort Stewart's gates has been tightened following a directive sent out by the Department of Defense.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Forestry meeting on wildfires

In response to an unusually severe wildfire season, the Georgia Forestry Commission will host a town-hall meeting called "After the Smoke Clears" from 6-8 p.m. May 11 at the Long County High School cafeteria in Ludowici.

May 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Runaway girl located in Richmond Hill

The girl who reportedly ran away Monday night in Richmond Hill has been located, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

April 29, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Take-back day helps dispose of prescription drugs

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Diversion Control will hold "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Unused or expired prescription medications can be dropped off locally that day at the Pembroke Police Department at 154 Railroad St.

April 28, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Weather could still get 'nasty'

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.

April 28, 2011 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Public Safety


Area under tornado watch

As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.

April 28, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bryan County Sheriff's blotter

Among the crimes reported recently to the Bryan County Sheriff's Department, and in the Midweek Bryan County News' blotter was the report:

April 27, 2011 | | Public Safety


RHPD blotter includes car egging

The Richmond Hill Police Department Blotter included two instances of eggs being thrown on two vehicles, one on Teal Lake Drive and the other on Young Way the night of April 16. To read more on the incidents and the rest of the blotter, pick up the Weekend Bryan County News.

April 25, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Child advocates being recruited

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold training classes for Liberty, Long and Bryan county volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday from May 13-June 10 at the Liberty County Health Department conference room on Hwy. 84 in Hinesville.

April 20, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Parsonage burns in Pembroke

The house that has served as the parsonage for Pembroke Christian Church for 47 years burned April 9.

April 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Controlled burns on post today

The Fort Stewart Forestry Branch will be burning in Training Area D11 (nine miles west northwest of the cantonment area) and F16 (14.5 miles NNW of the cantonment) today.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Expect traffic delays on post this week

Three division events will impact traffic next week. Please be advised of the road closures that will be in effect for the division run, the Twilight Tattoo and the 3rd Infantry Division change-of-command. The following road closures were reported Thursday on the 3rd Infantry Division Facebook page:

April 11, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Two families displaced by on-post fire

Two families were displaced when a fire destroyed a home in Fort Stewart's South Bryan Village Friday night. No one was injured.

April 09, 2011 | PAO news release | Public Safety


No injuries from on-post school fire

A fire at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School today caused no injuries and only minor damage, according to a Fort Stewart spokesman.

April 07, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Yorkie attack draws complaints

Dec. 9: A Bryan County Sheriff's Office deputy was sent to a Sanctuary Drive address in response to "an animal complaint."

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shots in neighborhood draw complaints, advice

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.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

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.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Getting the intoxicated off holiday roads

Nov. 26

December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over Liberty detective

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.

December 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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


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