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Attention turns to storm in Atlantic

With former Hurricane Harvey tracking north, northeast along the Mississippi River, storm trackers are turning attention to Irma, which was upgraded to hurricane status Thursday morning.

August 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Army charges two with murder

The Army has charged two Third Infantry Division soldiers with murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to Army officials.

August 18, 2017 | By Patty Leon Correspondent | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued again today

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 90s and humidity at 50 percent and climbing to 80 percent over night, the National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory for our area from noon until 7 p.m.

August 17, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Inmate escapes from Henderson Park

A Georgia state prisoner assigned to a work detail at DeVaul Henderson Park - next to McAllister Elementary School - escaped briefly on Aug. 8, the day after school started.

August 16, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


FBI searching for armed bank robber

The FBI is searching for the man responsible for two armed robberies on July 25 and Aug. 8 of the Wells Fargo Bank at 10422 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

August 16, 2017 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Broke down motorist robbed at gunpoint

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports:

August 10, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


'Drive-by shooting' may have been in drug user's mind

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports:

August 04, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


RHPD conducts traffic checkpoint

An illegal gun and drugs were among the items seized during a traffic safety checkpoint conducted recently by the Richmond Hill Police Department and other agencies.

August 02, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


Storm not expected to cause problems here

Tropical Storm Emily is not expected to have much effect on Coastal Georgia, according to weather forecasters.

July 31, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Lightning starts fire, response saves homes

It's a good thing there are firefighters.

July 27, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten and Lewis Levine Staff | Public Safety


State Patrol investigates 11 Bryan crashes in June

State Troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated 11 traffic crashes during the month of June in Bryan County.

July 21, 2017 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Deputies uncover apparent attempt to burn car

From Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

July 20, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drivers who speed are warned to slow down

Motorists who think they can drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit.

July 19, 2017 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Infant death under investigation

Bryan County sheriff's deputies and Bryan County Emergency Services responded to a house on Barnard Road about 3:30 a.m. Monday after a 911 call regarding an unresponsive baby, according to a report from the Bryan County Sheriff's Office.

July 19, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


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Maria's predictions look good for area

Path predictions for Hurricane Maria are good news for Coastal Georgia.

September 21, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Local DNR’s first K-9 sniffs out new role

At 19 months old, "Case" still has a lot of growing up to do.

September 21, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Public Safety


Another hurricane on horizon

Area emergency management workers report this morning that they are watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | | Public Safety


Richmond Hill issues curfew

The city of Richmond Hill has issued a curfew from 7 p.m. Sunday night through 7 a.m. Monday morning.

September 10, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


Jose expected to peter out

Behind Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose is now not expected to be a threat to the United States.

September 09, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


CodeRED now available

Bryan County Emergency Services and the Richmond Hill Fire Department are encouraging residents to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system ahead of Hurricane Irma.

September 08, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


Governor issues evacuation order east of I-95

Following a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) officials and local Emergency Management Agencies, Gov. Nathan Deal is expanding his ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the News | Public Safety


What our storm surge may look like

The accompanying maps show possible storm surge in our area. They were created by the National Hurricane Center to depict vulnerability of people living in ...

September 07, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


South Florida landfall could influence turn

AccuWeather reports after blasting the northern Caribbean, dangerous Hurricane Irma will turn toward the United States, potentially bringing life-threatening impacts from Florida to the Carolinas ...

September 07, 2017 | By Renee Duff AccuWeather meteorologist | Public Safety


Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane in recorded history could threaten Bryan County.

Just 11 months after Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Bryan County and Coastal Georgia, local officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take ...

September 05, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Public Safety


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