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Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | 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


City sets large-item trash pick-up

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

When the Richmond Hill Exchange Club met for lunch Wednesday, club president John Gough called it the group's most important meeting of the year

March 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gets lirability-management grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


No coach yet

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. Those plans changed suddenly Thursday and officials are now hoping to get a new coach on board by the BoE's April meeting.

March 27, 2014 | By jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be accredited

Though it still has to be made official, it appears Bryan County Schools passed its first district-wide accreditation with flying colors. Read full story in the March 29 issue of the Bryan County News.

March 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honors public safety officers

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club honored some of the county's top public safety officers today during a banquet at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHFD gets funding boost

Richmond Hill Fire Department firefighters have been working with outdated air bottles - most dating back more than a decade, new fire Chief Ralph Catlett told City Council members at last week's meeting.

March 26, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Baby, it could get cold out tonight

A freeze warning will be in effect for most of Georgia starting at midnight. That includes much of Southeast Georgia. Even the western two-thirds of Bryan County will be under a freeze watch, according to the National Weather Service's Charleston office.

March 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Bryan County Schools to learn accreditation status Wednesday

Bryan County Schools is undergoing accreditation and should know the results Wednesday, according to assistant superintendent Dr. Brad Anderson.

March 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs $22M for new treatment plant

Bainbridge-based Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. will build Richmond Hill's new Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant following Tuesday night's vote by the City council to approve the company's $22.4 million bid.

March 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Free half marathon Saturday at J.F. Gregory

If you're an early riser and can deal with the last minute notice, this run might be for you.

March 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Expect delays on Highway 80 in Blitchton

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced traffic on Highway 80 from Highway 280 in Blitchton to Sand Hill Road in Effingham County will be one-lane until about 6 p.m. tonight due to work on the new Ogeechee River bridge. Delays of about 10 minutes are expected.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Advance voting starts April 28

Advance voting for the May 20 general primary will run April 28-May 16 at the Bryan County voter-registration office, 151 S. College St. in Pembroke, and at the Bryan County Administration building, 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Fatal wreck on 119 on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman stepping down in July

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Game Changers Health and Fitness Center groundbreaking April 22

Richmond Hill -- Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Game Changers Health and Fitness Center, on Tuesday, April 22nd. The ground breaking ceremony will begin at 10:00 am.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County is NFIP compliant

Despite a report to the contrary in the Federal Register, unincorporated Bryan County is compliant with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a press release issued Monday by Bryan's planning and zoning department.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Easter comes early

Under bright blue skies and balmy temperatures, hundreds of local children got an early start on gathering their Easter candy when they scooped up more than 13,000 candy-filled eggs at the Consumed Church on Longwood Blvd.

April 16, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

State transportation board member Ann Purcell talked road projects Monday as keynote speaker at a breakfast launching Georgia Cities Week in Richmond Hill.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County Administrator Ray Pittman to resign

Bryan County Adminstrator Ray Pittman is resigning effective July 11. Pittman's resignation was accepted by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners at a brief called meeting Monday afternoon at the county's administrative building in South Bryan.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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