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Bryan firefighters certified in child passenger safety

Bruce Erickson stopped by the Richmond Hill Fire Department station on Ford Avenue Friday for a check of his car's child safety seat because, in his words, "you can never be too careful."

August 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Alleged sex offender selling meat door-to-door

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports:

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Richmond Hill police training tracking dogs

Four dogs are learning a "game" that could help Richmond Hill police find a missing person or catch a criminal suspect.

August 05, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Trio apprehended following police pursuit

A Savannah man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a pursuit in Richmond Hill Sunday evening.

August 03, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Runaway Kentucky teens found safe in Bryan County

Three teenagers missing from Kentucky were found in Bryan County early this morning.

July 30, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


National Night Out Saturday

Richmond Hill's 2015 National Night Out, an annual nationwide event that encourages community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie by teaching crime prevention techniques and neighborhood safety, will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park, 520 Cedar St.

July 30, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Officer buys foam to shade dog in truck

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports:

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Ex-teacher indicted on child porn charges

A former Chatham County school teacher who lives in Richmond Hill was indicted Wednesday on charges he tried to lure a student into sexual contact.

July 29, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Two women injured in ATV rollover

Two women were injured in Pembroke Sunday night when they were thrown from the all-terrain vehicle they were riding.

July 28, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Crash victims identified, driver to be ticketed

Six people were injured in a two-car accident on Leroy Coffer Highway Thursday afternoon, according to GSP Trooper Harry Middleton.

July 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Burglary at Ellabell convenience store

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports:

July 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fire destroys 115-year-old home

Correction: A previous version of this article included information about a fundraising effort to assist the family affected by this fire. However, the homeowner stated the family was unaware the account had been set up and, while the effort is appreciated, requests that charitable donations be directed to help other people in need.

July 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk to consumers. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will check retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the recall information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Inspection Service, or USDA FSIS:

July 20, 2015 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Deputy doesn't believe burglary report

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

July 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pembroke on board with license plate reader

The Pembroke Police Department's newest addition has keen eyes and a photographic memory.

July 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


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Two from Richmond Hill arrested in meth ring

Two people from Richmond Hill were arrested as part of a methamphetamine distribution ring in Bryan and Chatham counties, according to investigators.

September 01, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | | Public Safety


Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | | Public Safety


Suspicious behavior leads to Pembroke drug bust

A man and woman were arrested on multiple drug charges Monday after their suspicious behavior attracted the attention of Pembroke police.

August 28, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | | Public Safety


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


Woman shoplifts with grandson tagging along

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports:

August 27, 2015 | | Public Safety


Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands

A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica ...

August 27, 2015 | | Public Safety


New tropical storm on horizon

On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's ...

August 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Danny becomes a hurricane

Danny has become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, according to AccuWeather.

August 20, 2015 | By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com meteorologist | Public Safety


$14,000 stolen from trunk of man's car

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports:

August 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Test confirms Georgia patient has plague

Public-health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of the plague in Georgia.

August 20, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


Two firefighters added to short-handed RHFD

Richmond Hill Fire Chief Ralph Catlett planned to ask City Council for two additional firefighter positions in next year's budget.

August 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


Tropical storm forms in Atlantic

Tropical Depression 4 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Danny and has the potential to become the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season.

August 18, 2015 | By Justin Roberti AccuWeather.com staff writer | Public Safety


Man tells 'Little' lie, is arrested after I-95 car fire

A South Carolina man was stuck on the side of the road Saturday after the car he was driving caught on fire on Interstate 95.

August 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Public Safety


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