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BCES evacuated for nearby possible explosive

Bryan County Elementary School is back in session after being evacuated for about 35 minutes due to a possible explosive found nearby.

October 25, 2010 | | Public Safety


More details on Midway bank robbery

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway was robbed around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Special Agent Stephen Emmett with the Atlanta Division of the FBI. The FBI is handling the investigation.

October 22, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Public safety day set at Publix

A fire extinguisher demonstration, visit from Ronald McDonald, helicopter landings, games for kids and refreshments will all be part of Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of Publix on Hwy. 144 south of Richmond Hill.

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Heritage Bank Midway branch robbed

The Heritage Bank on Butler Avenue in Midway reportedly was robbed Thursday morning, but local officials are not commenting or releasing details, saying the investigation has been turned over to the FBI.

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Blotters for Oct. 20

The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

October 21, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Keep kids safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-or-treaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


RHFD offers free smoke alarms

October National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-8, and the Richmond Hill Fire Department is offering free in-home assistance with smoke alarms.

October 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Men get busted for spear fishing

The following is from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

October 04, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway man critical after bike wreck

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an accident that shut down Highway 17 northbound at Highway 204 for more than two hours Thursday morning and injured a Midway man.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


RH finest train with paintball guns, masks

Richmond Hill's finest dealt with some tough calls last week.

September 29, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Public Safety


Man allegedly pays $200 to be shot

Law enforcement officers say a man who was found shot last month in a Long County wildlife management area paid a convicted felon $200 to kill him.

September 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | Public Safety


Hinesville family rescued from flaming car

Jessica White-Depriest and her family were driving on Interstate 95 last week on their way home to Hinesville when the 2003 Dodge Caravan they were riding in caught fire in North Carolina.

September 17, 2010 | Fayette Observer Special to the News | Public Safety


Firefighters invited to regional challenge

The third annual Southeast Georgia Firefighters Challenge is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Higgston Baptist Church's recreation complex in Higgston. The church is at the corner of Highways 292 and 29-15.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Store clerk Tasered, robbed in Midway

A Midway store clerk was Tasered and robbed Tuesday night at Clyde's Market on the 1100 block of East Oglethorpe Highway, Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes said.

September 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway woman dies in single-car crash

A Midway woman was killed Wednesday night in a single-car accident in East Liberty County.

September 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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High-speed chase ends in wreck at 17, 144

A high-speed chase Saturday night ended in an accident at the intersection of highways 144 and 17 in Richmond Hill. Although no one was seriously injured, the wreck did tie up traffic for a few hours.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News columnist | Public Safety


Diver reported missing; found off Liberty

Richmond Hill resident Bill Eberlein, a prehistoric-fossil collector and diver, went missing Tuesday morning in St. Catherines Sound and later was found alive, according to Liberty County Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue firefighter Joe Cannon.

January 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Shoplifter targets household goods

Recent reports filed with the Richmond Hill Police include:

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Meth-lab suspect caught

A man who was wanted in Bryan County on aggravated assault and methamphetamine charges was apprehended Monday by a team of specially trained Bulloch County sheriff's deputies.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Seniors learn how to put out fires

Richmond Hill Fire Department members provided attendees at the Richmond Hill Senior Center with a fire-safety presentation focused on fire-extinguisher use Tuesday.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Mother seeks answers in son's death

In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.

January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


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