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Swinging Medallions to play Seafood Fest

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 21, 2014 | Shana Statham | Local news


Big road projects on the list for Bryan County

A draft of the state's upcoming road projects, including several in Bryan County, is now online and available for public review.

August 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Mrs. Tish a fixture at RHHS

Christine Carter starts her work day at 8 a.m. by making sure the windows at Richmond Hill High School's west campus are clean.

August 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Southern pine beetle infests trees in Bryan County

Bryan County is one of two counties in coastal Georgia with known damage to pine trees from the voracious southern pine beetle, a Georgia Forestry ranger said Tuesday.

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


Richmond Hill approves funding for sidewalks

A citywide network of sidewalks took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to commit $400,000 to fund their construction.

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


Richmond Hill senior making the most out of a passion for culinary art

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College takes hands-on learning to a whole new level with final exams.

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


Pembroke mayor speaks at Fort Stewart observance

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell served as the guest speaker for a Women's Equality Observance on Wednesday in Club Stewart's main ballroom.

August 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation to participate in tree giveaway

At first glance, Richmond Hill might not seem to have much in common with Baltimore or Detroit, or more than a dozen other large cities around the nation.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County keeps millage rate the same

Bryan County Commissioners said no to a tax hike this year, approving the same 9.15 millage rate as voted in 2013.

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


Shoplifter claims medical condition makes her take hotdogs, spaghetti sauce

The following Incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke sets American Legion Day

If you’re in Pembroke on Sept. 16, you might want to take note: That’s officially American Legion Post 164 Day.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke now a Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliate

Pembroke welcomed a high profile visitor at City Hall during Monday's city council meeting.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke mayor to speak at Fort Stewart

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell will speak Wednesday at Fort Stewart's observance of Women's Equality Day.

August 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Saturday storm sends Bryan EMS firefighter to hospital

A Bryan County Emergency Services firefighter was injured Saturday while responding to a call of a downed tree.

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


Richmond Hill to table developer's request to Sept. 2, then vote

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

August 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Howell the GAFC 2014 Fire Chief of the Year

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named the 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County News to roll out new printing schedule

The Bryan County News, the area's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications' content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.

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


Thursday night fire destroys apartment

A fire destroyed an apartment Thursday night in the 200 block of Casey Drive in Richmond Hill.

September 19, 2014 | Lewis Levine Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

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


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

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


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

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


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

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


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

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


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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