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Train caught film crew by surprise

A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.

February 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Area's storm watch lifted

The National Weather Service has lifted a severe thunderstorm warch for Southeast Georgia, including Bryant County.

February 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Keep the trunk closed

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

February 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Weather causes few problems

The final bands of winter precipitation exited Georgia early Thursday afternoon, leaving a blanket of snow along the Interstate 20 corridor from roughly Madison to Augusta, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Communications Director Karlene Barron.

February 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


No power outages reported in area

Georgia's electric cooperatives and Georgia Power are reporting widespread outages in north and central Georgia.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters tackle Monday morning fire

Bryan County firefighters responded Monday morning to a wooded area off Belfast Keller Road in Richmond Hill after some logging equipment caught fire.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Pembroke man dies in shooting

A Pembroke man died this morning after allegedly playing "Russian roulette" Wednesday.

February 06, 2014 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Driver claims insurance was 'aggressive'

The following are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

February 05, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Search still on for suspect

The U.S. Marshal's office in Savannah joined in the search Friday for a Bryan County man police describe as "armed and dangerous" after he allegedly attacked a Pembroke resident with a butcher's knife and later stole a car from an Ellabell woman.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Pembroke PD searching for stabbing suspect

Pembroke Police are asking for help finding a 26-year-old man, who they consider armed and dangerous, in connection with a stabbing during an argument over a basketball game.

January 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


BCES gets $1,000 donation

JACKSONVILLE - Bryan County Emergency Services was one of eight volunteer fire departments across Florida and Georgia to receive money from Rayonier Inc.

January 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Noise from music produces real bullets

The following are from Richmond Hill Police and Bryan County Sheriff's reports:

January 29, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Few problems from storm so far; ice still possible

Few problems were reported overnight from a winter storm that swept across the area.

January 29, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ellabell teen struck, killed by pickup

The Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the death of an Ellabell teen who was reportedly hit by a pickup Friday while walking on Eldora Road, the GSP said Tuesday.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | 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


BCES names employee of quarter

Firefighter Jason Blalock has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth and final quarter of 2014 at Bryan County Emergency Services. Blalock, left, was nominated by several BCES members. He is receiving the award from BCES Chief Freddy Howell.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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