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Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Coastal smoke drifting up from Florida

SAVANNAH - Smoke from wildfires burning in northern Florida drifted more than 130 miles north Monday to settle over parts of Savannah and neighboring Beaufort, S.C.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Police blotters for June 1

The discover of the remains of a meth lab was among the crime reports filed with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

June 01, 2011 | | Public Safety


RHFD says farewell to longtime volunteers

Surrounded by more than 60 of their closest friends and family members, volunteer firefighters Kelvin Dixon and Lewis "Skip" Tuttle bade a fond farewell to the Richmond Hill Fire Department at its first ever retirement banquet on Monday night at the John W. Stephens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

May 27, 2011 | Caitlyn Boza Special to the News | Public Safety


Crime reports for May 21

Among the reports filed with Bryan County Sheriff and Richmond Hill Police departments in recent weeks was this one from May 5:

May 24, 2011 | | Public Safety


Forecasters: Don't expect break from storms to conintue

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters announced Thursday they expect three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.

May 21, 2011 | By Jennifer Kay Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Take Back event garners 127 pounds of pills

The Pembroke Police Department and the Bryan County Drug Free Coalition recently participated in its second National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Post shooting was public suicide

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, a soldier from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at the Fort Stewart Behavioral Health Clinic this morning.

May 13, 2011 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Public Safety


Alleged carjacking victim negotiates plea for false report

In Richmond Hill Municipal Court today, city resident Paige Williams entered a negotiated plea to disorderly conduct and paid a fine to the court for her actions in an alleged carjacking.

May 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Governor signs booster seat bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that increases the age requirements for children to be in child safety systems in cars registered in Georgia.

May 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Grant provides RHFD with new training equipment

The Richmond Hill Fire Department recently received a new fire extinguisher training simulator through a safety grant from the Georgia Municipal Association.

May 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


RHFD grant buys equipment

The Richmond Hill Fire Department recently received a new fire extinguisher training simulator through a safety grant from the Georgia Municipal Association.

May 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Court martial takes recess

An Army judge has ordered a recess in the court-martial of a Fort Stewart sergeant charged with murder in the 2008 slayings of a superior and a fellow U.S. soldier in Iraq.

May 05, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Restaurant's santiation scores

The following are scores of restaurant inspections since Jan. 1 from the Bryan County Health Department:

May 04, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Witness says he saw soldier fire fatal shots

An Army witness who says he stumbled onto a fellow soldier killing a U.S. superior at their patrol base in Iraq testified Monday he thought he was running toward nighttime enemy fire as he responded to gunshots - until he heard the shooter shout "I'll kill you" in English and saw his face illuminated by his flashing rifle.

May 04, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


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Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Vehicles Damaging County Property

Incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

February 27, 2015 | | Public Safety


Missing woman, son may be in Bryan

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding an apparently suicidal woman and her 2-year-old son who live in the far southeastern part of that county.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police reports: Man calls cops on bar for cutting him off

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


I-95 crash near Midway kills woman

A woman was killed in a wreck on I-95 Saturday afternoon.

February 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged home-invasion shooter caught in Pembroke

Herbert Lewis, who allegedly shot a man during a home invasion in Walthourville last year, has been arrested and now faces three charges, including two aggravated assault.

February 20, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Officer scolds parent for kids left in car

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

February 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RHPD searching for missing man

The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Timothy Jaskiewicz. He last was seen on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Richmond Hill area and may be driving a dark-red 2002 Toyota Tundra with the Florida tag BDZN21. Anyone who sees Jaskiewicz or knows of his whereabouts should call RHPD Det. Linton at 912-756-2863 or 756-5645.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Wind chill advisory issued for Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for our area for early Thursday.

February 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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