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ACT scores up in Bryan Schools

Bryan County students who graduated in 2013 fared better on the ACT than their 2012 peers and recorded the system's best composite score on the test since 2009, according to information released Monday by Bryan County Schools.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke holds millage rate at 10.2 mills

There'll be no hike in Pembroke city taxes as council members voted Monday to adopt last year's millage rate of 10.2 mills, the maximum allowed by the city's charter.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE adopts budget

The Bryan County Board of Education adopted a fiscal 2014 operating budget of nearly $53 million at its meeting Thursday at G.W. Carver Elementary.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


One less candidate to remember

SAVANNAH – First District of Georgia congressional candidate David Schwarz has suspended his campaign.

August 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


RH election qualifying is next week

Qualifying begins Monday for three Richmond Hill City Council seats, including the mayor's post, coming available in the November elections.

August 25, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves rate with no changes

Despite a tax digest that's shrunk quite a bit in recent years, the Richmond Hill City Council adopted the same 4.209 millage rate it's had for the last several years during the board's regular meeting Tuesday.

August 24, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


UPDATE: Mulberry light nears completion

UPDATE: According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the new traffic signal at Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 should be fully operational Thursday, Aug. 22, weather permitting.

August 21, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Surplus auction to help county coffers

Computers, pickups, even a broken outboard motor or two.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Search is on for good volunteers

Volunteers are getting harder to come by for volunteer fire departments, and Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell knows why it's getting tougher to find people to serve.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


WaterWays launches second phase of Ridgewood Park

National developer Fletcher Management Company is expanding the footprint of their newest development, WaterWays Township, in Richmond Hill.

August 21, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Effort seeks to enforce bus stop signs

Starting this week, law enforcement personnel will be riding school buses at various times to help nab motorists who don't obey bus stop signs.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County oks refinancing to save $1 million in interest

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners did more than vote on the millage rate at Tuesday's meeting in Richmond Hill, but budgetary matters weren't far from the surface for much of the evening.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia's loggerheads set another record for nests

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in Georgia have hit a new high for the fourth straight year.

August 17, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County finds consensus on tax increase

Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed hesitated to use the word "compromise" Tuesday night after commissioners approved a smaller-than-proposed tax increase by a 3-2 vote.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke taps Waters as new fire chief

Peter A. Waters has taken the reins of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, according to a press release from the city.

August 14, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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I-95 interchange project shown to public

South Bryan residents crowded the meeting room of the Bryan County Board of Commisisoners on Thursday to learn more about the I-95 interchange at Belfast Keller Road.

November 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Donors help schools go the extra mile for kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, members of the Bryan County Board of Education had extra reason to be thankful at Thursday night's meeting at Bryan County High School in Pembroke.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS students Skype with U.S. Senator

Freshmen in Morrie Shelkoff's honors government class at Bryan County High School got a chance Tuesday to interview U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, during a morning Skype session in the school's media center.

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


Caesarstone, DOL to host job fair at RH City Center

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a job fair to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility with the latest technology located in Richmond Hill. The recruitment will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill approves new logo

Members of Richmond Hill City Council voted to update the city's "brand" Tuesday night, approving by a unanimous vote a new city logo modeled after the Ogeechee River's famous -- at least to locals -- Seven Mile Bend.

November 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Santa Scramble raises nearly $18,000 for kids

The 15th annual John Stevens-Good Ol' Boys Santa Scramble raised nearly $18,000 for the Bryan County Children's Fund.

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


Howell completes leadership course

Freddy Howell, director of Bryan County Emergency Services. completed the year-long 2014 Georgia EMS Directors and Management Leadership course on Nov. 6 in a ceremony in Statesboro.

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


Open house on new I-95 interchange set for Thursday

Georgia DOT announces Bryan County will be holding a Public Information Open House meeting to discuss the proposed Belfast Keller Road Interchange on I-95 in Bryan County.

November 17, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


BoE talks districting at work session

Using maps, charts, numbers and plenty of slides, Bryan County Board of Education members and school officials spent nearly 90 minutes Thursday night trying to figure out which kids will attend the new McAllister Elementary when it opens next fall.

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


Newman, Parker sign baseball scholarships

As Chandler Newman and Chaise Parker got ready to sign their national letters of intent Thursday afternoon, Wildcats baseball coach Stacy Bennett called the crowd that filled the Richmond Hill High School media center Wednesday a testament to the seniors.

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


Veterans honored with thanks, song, race

Hundreds gathered for separate events Tuesday at J.F. Gregory Park to say thanks to veterans and honor the memory of Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman, who was killed Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan.

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


For local veterans and families, welcome home was nice

Bob Proctor was among a number of Vietnam veterans to get a welcome home Tuesday during a Veterans Day observance at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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


SouthCoast to host free diabetes-awareness seminar

SouthCoast Health, the Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group, will host a free community diabetes awareness seminar in observance of American Diabetes Month on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

November 12, 2014 | | Local news


Cassandra Donaldson named BCS's top teacher

Bryan County Schools named Cassandra Donaldson it's Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year, school officials announced Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned golf course

Ford Plantation showcased the $7-million redesign of its Pete Dye-designed golf course to national and local media Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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