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Class named for fallen deputy

Savannah Technical College will honor former Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy Sgt. Michael Larson.

May 24, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hurricane season on the horizon

With a new hurricane season approaching, new changes for how and when warnings are issued as well as new assessments of Liberty County's hurricane-prone coastline will affect how residents prepare for storm-related circumstances. Hurricane season began earlier this month, with peak activity expected between September and October.

May 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Public Safety


Buckle up or pay the Price

With the school year coming to an end, Memorial Day weekend approaching and summer festivities about to kick into high gear, officials at the Governor's Office of Highway Safety say they want people to be safe in their travels.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Public Safety


Dogs found alone in home, owner charged

County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill. Fred Scott has since been charged with three counts of animal cruelty after 14 dogs and puppies were removed from his abandoned 179 Lindsay Drive home. For the complete story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Drunks hit the road

The following is from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

May 20, 2010 | | Public Safety


String of car break-ins prompt warning

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Tire stolen off truck parked at store

The following are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man: Estranged wife robs him after dinner

The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

May 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bikers remind to use caution during safety month

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.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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


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Yorkie attack draws complaints

Dec. 9: A Bryan County Sheriff's Office deputy was sent to a Sanctuary Drive address in response to "an animal complaint."

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shots in neighborhood draw complaints, advice

Dec. 6: A deputy was dispatched to a Homestead Drive address in Ellabell regarding "a neighbor shooting." The complainant said his neighbor had been shooting a shotgun and was disturbing others. The deputy spoke to the man doing the shooting. He said he shot his 9MM handgun four times at a fox that was killing his chickens, but he had missed.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Getting the intoxicated off holiday roads

Nov. 26

December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over Liberty detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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