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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


Fond memories of 2013, 2014 predictions

I'm not sure what I think about 2013. But I do know some stuff caught my interest while other stuff didn't.

January 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


R.H. settles suit with engineer

Richmond Hill has agreed to a $150,000 settlement with an engineering firm it fired nearly two years ago regarding the design of the planned wastewater treatment facility.

December 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Pembroke asking for help with park

Pembroke is taking preliminary steps toward getting state funding to help fix up the city's Municipal Park.

November 25, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


OMI pleads case to RH Council

It appears utilities management company OMI isn't leaving Richmond Hill without at least a public attempt to strike a deal.

November 11, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Balloons take flight over North Bryan

It's practically impossible to miss a hot air balloon.

October 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


RH votes against keeping OMI contract

Calling it a move that will save taxpayers money and keep millage rates low, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday against keeping the private company OMI to run the city's public works department next year.

October 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


High school runs graduation site survey

Richmond Hill High School surveyed seniors and their parents this week to determine when and where they want to hold graduation.

October 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Students may vote on graduation site

Members of Richmond Hill High School's graduating class may get a chance to vote on where they want to receive their diplomas after school board members discussed putting potential venues into an online survey.

October 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


BoE may beef up security at schools

Getting into school buildings in Bryan County could soon be more difficult as officials look at tightening security at each of the system's schools.

September 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Goody's expected to put store in R. Hill

Richmond Hill could have a Goody's department store just in time for Christmas.

August 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Next on summer reading list: RH sign ordinance

If you want to give yourself a headache, try reading through Richmond Hill's new sign ordinance.

July 24, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Attorney investigating claim against King America

Bryan County has become the second county to authorize a Savannah-based law firm to look into whether it has a case against King America Finishing, the Screven County plant blamed for the largest recorded fish kill in Ogeechee River history.

July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Summer school for Bryan teachers

More than 230 Bryan County teachers voluntarily went to summer school this year as part of the school system's first summer professional learning institute.

July 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


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Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Chess a treasure at Carver

Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Bryan County Family Connection and the Bryan County Children's Fund has begun a program to recognize businesses that help to ensure local children have a merry Christmas.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Sidewalk work to start

Work on Richmond Hill's sidewalks master plan will start later this month after city-council members Tuesday approved a bid of $385,863 to get the project under way.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | News


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