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Impact fees may cut burden on property taxes

Bryan County has one of the most generous homestead exemptions for senior citizens in the state, knocking $50,000 off the value of a home for both county and school taxes for residents over age 65.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


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


Time to invest in alternative transportation?

This week's poll on bryancountynews.net asks a simple question.

August 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


BoE passes tentative budget

With the new school year just around the corner, the Bryan County Board of Education passed a tentative $55 million budget Thursday night in Black Creek while also voting to keep the millage rate the same.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | News


Don't launch your vehicle with your boat

The following were taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department incident reports.

July 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Thoughts on Ogeechee, riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Day is Saturday over at Loves Seafood. That's a good thing.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Pembroke to recognize fire department volunteers

Pembroke will recognize its fire department volunteers at Monday's city council meeting, according to a proposed agenda sent to the Bryan County News office Friday.

June 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Modern-day bullying no stranger here

May 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


System to test out four-day work week

Bryan County Schools will test out a four-day work week for some of its employees in June.

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


School board to learn accreditation status

Bryan County Schools is routinely ranked among the best districts in the state.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Learning civics from the source

Friday morning started with a simple lesson on the nuts and bolts of local city government.

February 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


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It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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