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Grant funds will help with safety training

Richmond Hill officials plan to use $4,710 in grant money to pay for a liability training program for the city police department and a fire extinguisher training system for the city fire department.

March 04, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


North Bryan wreck leaves one dead

The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday continued to investigate a Feb. 23 two-vehicle accident in North Bryan County that killed a 77-year-old Bloomingdale man.

March 02, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Public Safety


Officials warn of sweepstakes scam

ATLANTA - The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection is warning consumers about a scam being perpetrated by a company calling itself American Direct Sweepstakes and Promotion Co.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Police blotters for March 2

Incident reports to the Bryan County Sheriff and Richmond Hill Police Department in recent days included this one of a theft from Bryan County schools:

March 02, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


New fire station enhances protection

Bryan County's newest fire station will serve the rural area that encompasses a 5-mile radius around the station, Jim Anderson, director of the county Office of Emergency Services, said Monday.

March 02, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Public Safety


Pembroke man facing charges after high-speed chase

A Pembroke man is facing numerous charges from county and state agencies after the Feb. 17 high-speed chase from Evans to Bryan County that ended in Pembroke with a wreck that sent another driver to the hospital.

February 26, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Public Safety


Police blotters for Feb. 22

Among the reports are on file with the Richmond Hill Police Department, is:

February 22, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officers break up fight with Taser

A North Carolina man working at the Travel Lodge motel was stunned with a Taser on Wednesday by Richmond Hill Police after an incident at the Hwy. 17 motel. He was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

February 15, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Public Safety


Foul played ruled out in soldier's drowning

The body of Cpl. Catlin May, a 3rd ID soldier assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, was recovered Saturday evening by installation emergency services from recreational Pond 28 on Fort Stewart.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped soldier considered armed, dangerous

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Departments announced Monday that Pvt. Daniel Brazelton, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who escaped from custody Friday, is considered armed and dangerous.

February 15, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police blotters for Feb. 12

Among the entries in the police blotter in the Weekend Bryan County News was:

February 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officers break up fight with Taser

A North Carolina man working at the Travel Lodge motel was stunned with a Taser on Wednesday by Richmond Hill Police after an incident at the Hwy. 17 motel. He was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

February 14, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Public Safety


Two plead guilty to part in armed robbery

Two North Bryan men believed to be involved in the October 2009 armed robbery of the Eden Post Office in Effingham County pleaded guilty recently in federal district court in Savannah.

February 10, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


High court weighs 'emotional' testimony in death penalty cases

ATLANTA - Just before a jury began debating how to punish the man convicted of killing her sister, Kellie Wiggins took the witness stand and urged them not to forget one thing about the victim: "No one gave compassion to her. No one fought for her life."

February 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Police blotters for Feb. 7

The following reports are on file in the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

February 07, 2011 | | Public Safety


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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


Crash kills 3rd ID band member

A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Thursday in a car crash in Tattnall County.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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