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Pembroke council talks clean up, weather warning

The city of Pembroke continues efforts to clean up debris and other damages from the violent thunderstorms that blew through the area July 1 and left thousands of people without power.

July 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge hears sides of Ogeechee dispute

A judge heard all sides Monday in a dispute concerning discharges into the Ogeechee River by King America Finishing.

July 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Officials: Cast ballot now, avoid lines later

Early voting for the July 31 primary election began Monday in Bryan County with a light turnout on both ends of the county, according to Elections Superintendent Sam Davis

July 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing set for recycling

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a proposed curbside recycling program.

July 11, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City planning director announces retirement

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be on the hunt for someone to lead the Planning and Zoning Department after Planning and Zoning Director Steve Scholar announced his retirement Monday.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Albritton, Myers face off for District 3

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in contested races in the July 31 primary.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins

Early voting is now under way for the July 31 general primary and nonpartisan general election

July 09, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Voter registration ends Monday

The July 31 primary is only a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents still have a little time left to register to cast their vote on Election Day.

July 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Lane closures set in North Bryan this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting temporary east and westbound alternating lane closures this week on Highway 80 in Bryan County.

June 27, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Meet-and-greet held with commissioner

Bill Ryzenic, left, Ken Luke, County Commissioner Carter Infinger, Buckhead North Homeowner's Association President Marvin Back, Frances Trilone and Mark Miller gather June 16 for a meet-and-greet luncheon with the commissioner.

June 25, 2012 | Julia Harrison | Local news


Monday mishap sends worker to hospital

An early morning accident last Monday sent one man to the hospital after an excavator tipped over in the Waterford Landing subdivision in Richmond Hill.

June 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


RH to hold hearing on curbside recycling

Richmond Hill will hold a public hearing to gauge the interest of city residents in mandatory curbside recycling, city council members decided Tuesday.

June 19, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County mourns loss of deputy

Hundreds of family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Pembroke to mourn the loss of Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse.

June 19, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Friday's head-on crash still under investigation

The woman involved in the head-on collision early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

June 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Visitation for fallen deputy is today

Vistation for Robert Crapse, the Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy killed Friday in a wreck on I-95 will be Monday at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke.

June 17, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

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


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

April 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


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