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Snow, ice predicted for area

Cold air pushing down from the north and moist air coming up from the Gulf could make for some pretty crappy weather in our area over the next few days.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


R.H. bank president one of seven to plead

SAVANNAH - Seven former officers of First National Bank recently pled guilty for their roles in a massive loan-fraud scheme against the institution and other federally insured banks.

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


Flu claims Chatham County woman

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.

January 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


State targeting recidivism

Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston on Jan. 10 received the 2013 report from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. Building on the success of the criminal-justice reform passed in the 2012 and 2013 sessions, the council primarily focused on potential reforms to help rehabilitated offenders re-enter society.

January 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Reckless driver offers honest excuse

The following incidents were taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


UPDATE: Lockdown ends at RHHS

The lockdown at Richmond Hill High School was called off around 1 p.m.

January 17, 2014 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Brothers separated to end bath tub fight

The following incidents were taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

January 13, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Storms possible this afternoon

Thunderstorms are expected to sweep across Southeast Georgia this afternoon.

January 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


City taps new chief of RHFD

Richmond Hill has a new fire chief, as City Council members voted to offer the job and its $70,000 salary to Ralph Catlett following a brief closed session at Tuesday nights' regular meeting in City Hall.

January 11, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Public Safety


Ala. man indicted in soldier’s death

A federal grand jury in Savannah indicted Carl Evan Swain, 43, of Alabama, on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 30 death of a Fort Stewart soldier, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, Savannah Office.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Cold weather tips from insurance commish

Atlanta – With bitter cold weather on us, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens reminds Georgians of important insurance and fire safety tips.

January 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Police ID suspect in Pembroke armed robbery

Pembroke police have identified George Mincey III, 24, of Pembroke as the suspect of a Sunday night armed robbery.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Police nab suspect in Pembroke armed robbery

Pembroke police have an unnamed suspect in custody for an armed robbery of a gas station Sunday night.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Freeze warning issued for area

A freeze warning is in effect for Southeast Georgia, including Bryan county. But no storms are predicted.

January 06, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


BCES honors promotions, awards

Families, friends and members of Bryan County Emergency Services gathered at Station 7 on Dec. 27 for a badge-pinning ceremony for recently promoted personnel and to announce the department's Firefighter of the Year.

January 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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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


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Theft reported from Black Creek Cemetery

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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