The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department:
May is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's motorcycle safety month, and transportation officials are reminding riders to stay safe while enjoying their rides.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.
Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.
Simple battery, April 23 – Deputies responded to a fight in progress on Black Creek Church Road in Ellabell. A resident there told Deputy Ernesto Nieves that a neighbor's son had called him over to the property fence line to talk. When the resident got to the fence, the neighbor's son allegedly slapped him with an open hand on the left cheek and then fled the scene in a gray car. A witness said she saw the resident get called over to the fence but did not see him get slapped. The resident was advised of the warrant process ...
April 10 – Officers responded to Papa's Pizza To Go, where a potential customer called to place an order for 1,200 chicken wings for a wedding. The customer called through an interpreter service for the deaf, so there was no actual verbal contact between the business and the caller.
From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
If you recently bought magazines from a door to door salesman, the Richmond Hill Police Department would like to hear from you.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.
Erica Brennan's murder trial began yesterday in Ludowici. Brennan, who is charged with the scalding death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah H. Harris, appeared in the Long County Courthouse with her attorney, Jerry Word.
All public safety officers in Bryan County got radio upgrades recently as part of a $4.5 million upgrade to an 800 megahertz digital communication system.
An Ellabell man was airlifted from his home Saturday after a car he was working under came off its jack and pinned him.
Obstruction, March 15 – Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Beaulah Church Road. They arrived and spoke with a man who said his cousins were fighting each other and that deputies better "calm them down."
A suspect was apparently killed by a bullet fired by authorities Monday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m. The man was later identified as William Gordon by Special Agent Micah Ward of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations who has taken over the case.
A car chase on Hwy. 204 in Ellabell last week concluded with an overturned vehicle, DUI charges and both the driver and passenger being hospitalized, according to a report on file with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department.
Bryan County Emergency Services recently raised and donated $1,000 to Komen of Coastal Georgia in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.
Firefighters and family members from all over the United States gathered recently in Gettysburg, Penn., to honor those who died in the line of duty in 2012 for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.
Area law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a Richmond Hill man who is wanted on drug charges.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties and was brought down earlier this week.
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.
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?
Bryan County firefighter and emergency medical technician Mark Waters has been named Bryan County Emergency Services employee of the quarter.
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.
An early evening fire destroyed a Richmond Hill home Sunday, but the residents were all able to it out safely, according to officials.
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.
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."
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.
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).