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Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commission to hold hearings on proposed tax hike

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two of three public hearings Monday on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ford birthday celebrated, city unveils new driving app

Officials with the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Richmond Hill Historical Society gathered Tuesday night at the Richmond Hill Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford, the city's founder.

August 03, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


National Night Out helps stomp out crime

The Richmond Hill Police Department expected more than 2,000 people to crowd J.F. Gregory Park on Thursday for the city's National Night Out for the free hotdogs, sodas and live music. And they weren't disappointed - the people of Richmond Hill came in droves to enjoy one of the few rainless nights of the summer.

August 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


Relentless rain floods neighborhoods

Wednesday's downpour caused flooding in several Richmond Hill neighborhoods.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Former police chief seeks public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a formal letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 01, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


New power poles, lines go up along I-95

Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes.

July 31, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One day at band camp

Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten spent some time out at the Richmond Hill High School band camp recently. He came back educated. He also took photos.

July 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Republican candidate forum Sept. 26

The Bryan County Republican Party will host a Coastal Georgia Candidate Forum on 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


City readies for National Night Out

The Richmond Hill Police Department is gearing up for its fifth annual National Night Out event, set for Thursday in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 28, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City Council to take up tweaking new sign regulations

Richmond Hill's new comprehensive 40-page sign ordinance is already getting tweaked after City Council members voted last week to change the way temporary signs are regulated.

July 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Attorney investigating claim against King America

Bryan County has become the second county to authorize a Savannah-based law firm to look into whether it has a case against King America Finishing, the Screven County plant blamed for the largest recorded fish kill in Ogeechee River history.

July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Trees dedicated at Warriors Walk

There are now 461 living monuments at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk. In a memorial ceremony held Thursday morning, three more 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were memorialized with eastern redbud trees and granite markers.

July 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray For the Bryan County news | Local news


New well close to completion

South Bryan will soon have a new source of drinking water, the latest step in a bigger plan.

July 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Smith to chair DABC

Richmond Hill native Derrick Smith has replaced Steve Croy as chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County.

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


School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Bryan County News | Local news


Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

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


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

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


Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

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


Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking "inappropriate" photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

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


Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city's annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

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


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