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Officers complete radar training

Two Richmond Hill Police officers, Sgt. Luke Harris and Lt. Jason Sakelarios, recently completed a light detection and ranging, or LIDAR, training course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the state Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

June 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Sewage spill actually lasted 13 days

The major spill reported as ongoing last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant near Sterling Creek occurred longer than previously thought.

June 13, 2011 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety

Police still looking for armed robbery suspect

Richmond Hill police are continuing to search for a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon armed robbery of the Subway restaurant on Exchange Street off of Ford Avenue.

June 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety

New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Ham operators ready to help in emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety

Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Police blotters for June 1

The discover of the remains of a meth lab was among the crime reports filed with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

June 01, 2011 | | Public Safety

RHFD says farewell to longtime volunteers

Surrounded by more than 60 of their closest friends and family members, volunteer firefighters Kelvin Dixon and Lewis "Skip" Tuttle bade a fond farewell to the Richmond Hill Fire Department at its first ever retirement banquet on Monday night at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

May 27, 2011 | Caitlyn Boza Special to the News | Public Safety

Crime reports for May 21

Among the reports filed with Bryan County Sheriff and Richmond Hill Police departments in recent weeks was this one from May 5:

May 24, 2011 | | Public Safety

Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety

Take Back event garners 127 pounds of pills

The Pembroke Police Department and the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition recently participated in its second National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 13, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety

Alleged carjacking victim negotiates plea for false report

In Richmond Hill Municipal Court today, city resident Paige Williams entered a negotiated plea to disorderly conduct and paid a fine to the court for her actions in an alleged carjacking.

May 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety

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Insurance fraud in the making?

• 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.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

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.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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