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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news

BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do

Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

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

Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business

Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Education

Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion

Netflix adds 17 TV show seasons this fall

TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?

August 28, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | Hot Topics

Video: Grandpa builds homemade hovercraft for kids

An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.

August 28, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S

Looks like American girls are better off in the North.

August 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

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Gas prices staying high

Local residents and officials alike are feeling the sting while wondering when prices will get back to where they were a week ago.

So why is gas so high right now?

October 02, 2008 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | News

Voters say yes to alcohol on Sundays

Richmond Hill voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on Tuesday that will allow restaurants within the city limits to serve alcohol on Sundays.

October 02, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Bryan County News | News

Commissioners bump up millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a millage rate of 7.5 for Bryan County, up from 6.911 last year, at a public hearing in Pembroke on Wednesday.

September 28, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

United Way beginning annual campaign

The United Way of Bryan County is holding a raffle to raise money for its annual fundraising campaign. According to organizers, the raffle has been a success so far.

September 28, 2008 | Caroline Gotler | News

Liquor vote picks up

After a slow start, early voting on whether or not Richmond Hill restaurants should be able to serve liquor by the drink on Sundays picked up some steam by Friday.

September 28, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

Gas scare hits Bryan County

As the Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ike, Bryan County is feeling effects of the storm in a different way – mainly in the gas tank.

September 28, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

Two arrested for drug sales at RH liquor store

Police have arrested two men allegedly selling drugs at the BB&J Beverage store near Publix on Hwy. 144 in Richmond Hill, according to authorities.

September 28, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

BCHS reports higher ACT scores

Georgia's ACT scores continued to rise in 2008 and Bryan County High School was listed in the top 25 most improved schools.

September 28, 2008 | | News

Gates: Iraq war in 'endgame' phase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2008 - The war in Iraq has entered the "endgame" phase and it is important to get it right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during testimony on Capitol Hill today.

"Our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come," the secretary said. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

September 25, 2008 | By James Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military

Bryan residents recall Sept. 11

Bryan County residents will commemorate the seventh anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 this week. Many will mark the occasion through quiet prayer or reflection.

September 25, 2008 | Caroline Gotler | News

New Pembroke ‘play park’ named

Pembroke city council members named the city's new park the Tommy McCormick Play Park at Monday's meeting.

September 25, 2008 | Gina Sutherland | News

Polls open for alcohol ordinance

The time is now for Richmond Hill residents to decide whether they want to be served alcohol at city restaurants on Sunday. The official election date for the referendum is Sept. 16, but early voting can be done through Friday.

September 25, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

Pembroke officer injured in fight

Pembroke Police officer Jim Jeffers suffered multiple injuries, including a broken left hand, after an altercation on Sept. 6 when a suspect resisted arrest, according to authorities.

September 25, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

Pair allegedly steal trucks in 'broad daylight'

Two Richmond Hill residents were arrested last week in an unusual case of auto theft.

September 25, 2008 | Ross Blair | News

Raiders warm up

The Richmond Hill Raiders U-14 boys just completed the South Charlotte N.C., soccer tournament as a warmup for the coming fall season. The Raiders were finalists in the Silver Division. The tournament champion South Charlotte Blue won 3-1. The Richmond Hill Raiders advanced to the finals by defeating: Highland FC (Asheville, N.C.) 2-1 and SCSA White (Charlotte) 3-1. Team members are Christopher O'Hayer, David Farray, Nicholas Quan, Andrew Benjamin; 2nd row left to right: Trey Collins, Joel Heiser, Bear Echols, Will Fox, Christopher Ralston; 3rd row left to right: Coach Darrell Snider, Sam Hulsey, Jonathan Hatala, Chase ...

September 24, 2008 | | Sports

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