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Richmond Hill man wins $100,000 playing Fantasy 5

ATLANTA – A $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize was unveiled online for one lucky Georgia Lottery winner in Bryan County.

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


Detour to begin Monday in Pembroke

Detour signs should be popping up Monday in Pembroke as work on the Anderson Lane drainage project crosses highways 119 and 67.

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


Snags hold up stop light at Timber Trail

The long-anticipated traffic light at Timber Trail Road and Highway 144 could be delayed until Memorial Day, members of the Bryan County Commission learned at Tuesday's meeting in Pembroke.

March 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County won’t lower speed limit in Buckhead

At last month's meeting of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, a Richmond Hill resident asked commissioners to consider dropping the speed limit on Rathlin Road in the Buckhead subdivision from 35 mph to 25 mph.

March 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Areas of Richmond Hill without water Friday

Southeastern portions of Richmond Hill are without water Friday afternoon as city workers fix a leak in the city's water system.

March 14, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Three large fires on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch plans three large controlled burns today Friday:

March 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


RH Council OKs senior-living development

Another development in Richmond Hill for senior citizens is a step closer to reality.

March 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Trees tell story of Pembroke’s history

For Pembroke Street Superintendent Jim Pollett, an old oak tree gracing the downtown park is an important part of the present in part because of what it says about the past.

March 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Collins to plead guilty

The Richmond Hill woman charged in the 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy has reportedly agreed to plead guilty, but the charges she will plea to are unclear.

March 10, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. Family Connection in need of volunteers

Wendy Sims is looking for about a dozen volunteers in North Bryan.

March 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


One contested race emerges as qualifying closes

Two school board members were the last to qualify for the 2014 general election.

March 07, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Six qualify to run for local offices

A challenger and five incumbents, including Bryan County School Board Chairman Eddie Warren, were the first to qualify to run for local office in the November 2014 general elections.

March 05, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: Richmond Hill police warn of scam

The Richmond Hill Police Department is warning residents of a scam in which callers claiming to be law enforcement officers tell those they call they'll go to jail for outstanding warrants unless they send money to the officers.

March 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Six qualify Monday to run again for local seats

Six candidates made it official Monday.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Qualifying starts Monday

Interested in running for local office?

March 01, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

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


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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