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Kight named to public safety board

POSTED: March 16, 2010 1:23 p.m.

ATLANTA — Two Coastal Georgia residents have been appointed to four-year terms on the Georgia Board of Public Safety.

Daniel M. (Danny) Bryant of Richmond Hill and C. Murray Kight of Springfield were administered the oath of office Thursday during the Board of Public Safety’s regularly scheduled meeting in Atlanta.

The Board of Public Safety is the 15-member panel that establishes and reviews the general policy to be followed by the Department of Public Safety, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Kight was born in Emanuel County. His family later moved to Springfield, where he attended and graduated from Effingham Academy. He currently serves as the president of 2195 Group, Inc., which owns and operates a small chain of hotels and develops commercial real estate.
From 1962 until 1985, he was a partner and president of Kight Ford, Inc., in Springfield.

Kight is a member of the First Baptist Church in Springfield where he also serves as a deacon. He has two daughters, both of Springfield.

Bryant previously served on the Board of Public Safety from 1995-2002. He retired in 2000 as president of Coastal Communications in Hinesville where he had been employed since 1968. He served as vice president of Coastal Cablevision in Hinesville from 1972-85 and was president of The Coastal Courier from 1979-82.

Bryant served in the Army at Fort Knox, Ky., in the Finance Corps from 1966-68. He is a 1963 graduate of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, attended Georgia Military College and Brunswick Junior College, and graduated in 1993 from the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center at Armstrong State College.

In addition to previously serving on the Board of Public Safety, Bryant is a past president and director of the Georgia Telephone Association.
His other civic service has been with the Association of the United States Army, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, March of Dimes, Special Olympics, the Jaycees, the United Way, and the Leadership Georgia Foundation. He has four daughters and three grandsons.

He and his wife Maureen reside in Richmond Hill.

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