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Photo of bank robbery suspect released

Authorities have released a security camera photograph of the man who robbed the Midway Branch of The Heritage Bank Wednesday afternoon.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


The Heritage Bank in Midway robbed again

The Heritage Bank's Midway branch was robbed Wednesday afternoon. Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes confirmed the report and said authorities are canvassing nearby neighborhoods in search of a suspect.

August 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Driver's classes through community education

Though Bryan County Schools no longer offers driver's education at either local high school, teens ages 15 and 16 who need to take an approved driver's education course in order to apply for a Class D license can do so through Bryan County Community Education in Richmond Hill.

August 06, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


2013-14 traffic around South Bryan schools

With four campuses being on one site, the school principals worked collaboratively with system staff to design a traffic plan where safety and efficiency are paramount. The traffic pattern for parents who will be dropping off their children at the Richmond Hill Prekindergarten, Richmond Hill Primary, Richmond Hill Elementary, and George Washington Carver campuses are detailed below.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Two seriously injured in South Bryan wreck

Two Richmond Hill men were seriously injured Saturday afternoon after the vehicle they were traveling in struck a tree in South Bryan.

August 01, 2013 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Public Safety


Tropical storm getting attention

The National Hurricane Center has started watching a tropical storm in the Atlantic that could threaten the Southeast United States next week.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Militia ringleader pleads to murders

Isaac G. Aguigui, the ringleader of an alleged terrorist group based at Fort Stewart, pled guilty to two counts of murder and related charges in superior court in Long County this morning. He was sentenced to life in prison.

July 19, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bulloch deputy gets trapped in flood

A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy hydroplaned Saturday as he responded to a call and ended up in a ditch full of rainwater.

July 19, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the News | Public Safety


Criminal cases about child's death delayed

Torres and Candice Boles, a couple indicted in the death of their 3-year old daughter, Andraia, were set to appear Thursday in Liberty County Superior Court.

July 15, 2013 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighter safety at forefront of discussions

Over the past several months and before the wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., that took the lives of 19 firefighters and destroyed homes and property, the Bryan County Emergency Services and Georgia Forestry Commission have been meeting to discuss wildfire dangers in Bryan County through a program called Firewise.

July 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Safety tips from emergency services

Summer is a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together. Whether it's playing in the park, hiking or building sandcastles on the beach, summer days can create memories that last a lifetime.

July 12, 2013 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Storm peters out; rain still expected

Tropical Storm Chantal petered out Wednesday night.

July 11, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Chantal expected to weaken; come close

Tropical Storm Chantal will be right off the coast of the Georgia-Florida line early Saturday, but will no longer by a storm, if today's forecast from the National Hurricane Center holds true.

July 10, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


High speed chase ends in Bryan

A motorist driving a stolen van reportedly blew through a stop sign Monday night in McIntosh County and led law-enforcement officers through three counties before he was stopped by a Liberty deputy near Richmond Hill.

July 10, 2013 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Public Safety


Tropical storm forms in Atlantic

The third named tropical storm of the hurricane season, Chantal, has formed in the Atlantic. If it becomes a threat to Coastal Georgia it won't be until early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

July 09, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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


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