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Terry Bernard named to pardons board

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.

May 12, 2010 | | Public Safety


Thief strikes at open businesses

May 11, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotters for May 8

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 ...

May 10, 2010 | | Public Safety


Richmond Hill Police blotter for May 1

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.

May 03, 2010 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Signs you might be DUI: going wrong way, driving through yards

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police: 'Salesman' was casing for burglaries

If you recently bought magazines from a door to door salesman, the Richmond Hill Police Department would like to hear from you.

April 15, 2010 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Safety class required of teen drivers now online

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.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Ludowici woman on trial for allegedly scalding child to death

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.

April 07, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Emergency services upgrade radios

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.

March 29, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Public Safety


Ellabell man pinned under car

An Ellabell man was airlifted from his home Saturday after a car he was working under came off its jack and pinned him.

March 24, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire erupts over crabs

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."

March 24, 2010 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Suspect shot dead during stop near Midway

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.

March 24, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Public Safety


Car chase ends in crash, DUI charge

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.

March 17, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Public Safety


Arrest for threats over stolen drug money

March 10 – An Ellabell man was working on his friend's truck in front of his friend's house on Harvey Town Road in Pembroke when two men walked up to him and his friend. The man told deputies that one of the men "pulled a handgun out stating he was going to kill everyone." The man told Deputy Robert Crapse that he and his friend ran into the house and the alleged gunman and his partner drove off.

March 17, 2010 | | Public Safety


Wreck on 144 sends woman to hospital

A two vehicle accident in front of the gas station at the corner of Hwy. 144 and Belfast Keller Road resulted in one driver being airlifted to Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

March 17, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | 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


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