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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


Meet Taylor, UGA student and intern

When you're a college journalism student the importance of gaining work experience is constantly drilled into you.

June 18, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Soldier injured in accident on 144

An accident Tuesday afternoon in Richmond Hill left a Fort Stewart soldier injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor trailer just outside the gates of the installation on Highway 144 East.

June 17, 2014 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club installs new officers

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill swore in its new officers at its June 11 meeting. Those officers are President Laura Evans, President-Elect Barry Hall, Immediate Past President John Gough, Treasurer Lucretia Cole, Secretary Ursula Lee, and Directors Zoe Hall, Bob Mock, Bonnie Proctor, and Steve Asplund.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Health officials urge parents to be proactive with immunizations for new school year

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu on the home page.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Life On the Hill

JULY 31

July 30, 2014 | | Local news


Chili Pepper race draws crowd to Richmond Place

Nearly 150 runners and walkers hit the streets around the Richmond Place subdivision early Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k to raise money for the Thornwell Home for Children.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News Special to the News | Local news


Tragedy strikes military family

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 30, 2014 | Caitlyn Kennedy Special to the News | Local news


Rain could delay ‘even better’ Night Out in Pembroke

Organizers say Pembroke's Night Out this weekend will be better than ever, if the weather cooperates.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Beginning of the end (of summer)

With the first day of school right around the corner open houses and back to school rallies are in full swing this week.

July 30, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in plane crash on beach

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured on a beach in Venice, Florida, when a plane crashed onto them.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Lawhon headed to Darton State

Richmond Hill High School senior reliever Josh Lawhon was so dominant in 2014 he went 6-0, didn't allow a run in region play and was the only relief pitcher to be named All-Region 3-AAAAA by coaches.

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


Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy

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


BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School's new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent's recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Thursday night.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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


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