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BOE to keep millage the same

Good news for property owners: members of the Bryan County Board of Education said they won't hike the millage rate this year.

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


Bryan County Schools recognized by state

Bryan County Schools recently got some good news from the state. The following is a BCS press release sent Thursday:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Bank officers sentenced in loan fraud scheme

Seven former officers of First National Bank of Savannah were sentenced during three days of hearings last week before United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


'Crossroads' to get makeover

Richmond Hill's busiest intersection will soon be getting some curb appeal, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Grotheer to fill in as county administrator, looks forward to challenge

Bryan County's top accountant will also be its top appointed leader beginning July 1, after county commissioners appointed Chief Financial Officer John Grotheer as interim county administrator at the board's June meeting.

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


Fowler named to GMA board

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 24.

June 24, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearings Monday at city hall

The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Jones ready for challenge of Air Force Academy

When Richmond Hill's Zack Jones reports to the Air Force Academy this fall, it'll be the latest step in a journey he's had planned since his days in elementary school.

June 21, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Caesarstone, state, DABC put together the "Deal of the Year"

Caesarstone, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Bryan County recently received the annual Eagle Star "Deal of the Year" Award by conexx: America Israel Business Connector, a nonprofit that helps bring mutual economic advances to Israeli and Southeastern economies.

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


Caesarstone, DABC, state honored by Israeli-American group as "Deal of the Year"

Caesarstone, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Bryan County were recently honored with the annual Eagle Star "Deal of the Year" Award by conexx: America Israel Business Connector, a non-profit organization that helps bring mutual economic advances to Israeli and Southeastern economies.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill candidate picks up endorsement

Richmond Hill businesswoman Amy Tavio and Democratic candidate for Congress was endorsed by one of her former opponents today.

June 19, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection honors partners

Bryan County Family Connection Coordinator Wendy Sims is usually a one-woman whirlwind of activity, moving from one of the local and state collaborative's many missions to another.

June 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Yappy Hour event rescheduled

The Bryan County Bark Park has rescheduled its Yappy Hour Hawaiian fancy-dress dog competition to Wednesday, June 25, at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Three public hearings set for Richmond Hill

The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke company named SBA's Exporter of Year

Savannah Global Solutions (SGS), a Pembroke-based company with deep roots in the forestry equipment business, has been named the 2014 "Exporter of the Year" by the Georgia Small Business Administration (SBA). SGS was among a group of 10 winners in various categories from throughout the state.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

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


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter and Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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