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Storms possible this afternoon

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


City taps new chief of RHFD

Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as City Council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday nights' regular meeting in City Hall.

January 11, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


Ala. man indicted in soldier’s death

A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Carl Evan Swain, 43, of Alabama, on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 30 death of a Fort Stewart soldier, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Office.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Cold weather tips from insurance commish

Atlanta – With bitter cold weather on us, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians of important insurance and fire safety tips.

January 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Police ID suspect in Pembroke armed robbery

Pembroke police have identified George Mincey III, 24, of Pembroke as the suspect of a Sunday night armed robbery.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Police nab suspect in Pembroke armed robbery

Pembroke police have an unnamed suspect in custody for an armed robbery of a gas station Sunday night.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Freeze warning issued for area

A freeze warning is in effect for Southeast Georgia, including Bryan county. But no storms are predicted.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


BCES honors promotions, awards

Families, friends and members of Bryan County Emergency Services gathered at Station 7 on Dec. 27 for a badge-pinning ceremony for recently promoted personnel and to announce the department's Firefighter of the Year.

January 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


State cracking down on DUI

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety has again rolled out its annual holiday campaign, "Operation Zero Tolerance," and that means one thing - law-enforcement officers around the state are out in full force to crack down on drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


DOT suspends lane closures for holidays

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes in Southeast Georgia would be suspended for the holidays until 5 a.m. Jan. 2.

December 23, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Pembroke arrest made for illegal booze sales

Pembroke police have charged a man with illegally selling alcohol after they allegedly found nearly 150 cans of beer, bottles of liquor and moonshine and guns during a Monday raid at 37 Old Still Road.

December 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Emergency worker finishes leadership class

Susan Clark, deputy administration chief of Bryan County Emergency Services, has completed the year-long 2013 Georgia EMS Directors' Leadership course.

December 16, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Soldier found at Holbrook Pond identified

The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Two sought in connection with R.H. death

Police in Richmond Hill are investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Possibly rabid cat sought in Fleming area

A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family's dog tested positive for the disease. The dog was not up to date on rabies vaccinations.

December 13, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Facebook relation turns sour after meeting

A Richmond Hill Police Department officer was patrolling Highway 144 near the Fish Hatchery shortly after midnight Aug. 13 when he spotted "a sedan travelling in front of my vehicle having difficulty maintaining its lane," a report said. "The vehicle was observed moving from the right edge of its lane to the left edge. It continued this manner of driving continuously. Based on my training and experience with subjects driving while intoxicated, swerving within a lane is a cue for a driver operating a vehicle while intoxicated."

August 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Suspected serial robber hits Flemington store

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery Sunday morning in Flemington.

August 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


North Bryan wreck kills two

Two women were killed Wednesday afternoon on Highway 80 in Blitchton when the driver lost control of her 1997 Ford Probe and hit a tractor-trailer head on.

August 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill when he reportedly tried to thwart a vehicle break-in, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Chief Billy Reynolds Sr. The victim, who apparently had been trying to stop someone from burglarizing his pickup, is an employee of the Suites at Station Exchange, which is a residential community for senior citizens. He was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center, and his condition is unknown.

August 20, 2014 | | Public Safety


Police Blotters for August 18

The following Incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Flood watch cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled a flood watch for our area that was orginally set to go through tonight.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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