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Local builder launches Operation Hero House

A local homebuilding company is doing its part to ensure a wounded warrior and his or her family will have a home suited to their needs.

March 02, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flooding river leaves few issues in Bryan County

The Ogeechee River continues to rise, but Bryan County might get by with no serious flooding or damage to homes.

March 01, 2013 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee public hearing slated

People with an interest in the Ogeechee River will be able to offer their input about a proposed consent order for a textile mill's pollution discharge.

March 01, 2013 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Subdivisions growing in county

From WaterWays and Buckhead up to Black Creek, developers and marketers sound bullish about growing new neighborhoods in Bryan County in 2013.

February 27, 2013 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Housing market on the rise

Whether one looks at the number of homes sold or the prices, the housing market in Bryan County touched bottom two or three years ago and is trending upward.

February 27, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Council to consider refinancing City Center

The Richmond Hill City Center could be paid off sooner than expected and the city could save nearly $800,000 if the Richmond Hill City Council decides to refinance the meeting and event facility.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commander talks Ft. Stewart force reduction

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory believes the troops at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are in a "good position" when it comes to force restructure and sequestration.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mother files wrongful death suit

A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.

February 23, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flood warning continues along Ogeechee

A river flood warning remains in effect for Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Mayor recognized for training

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler received a certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 27 during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day conference in Atlanta.

February 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke seeks block grant again

The city of Pembroke has determined a local match for a grant that could help eliminate water problems for some city residents.

February 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints new city attorney

Pembroke now has a new city attorney after a decision by the City Council during a called meeting Monday.

February 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


County OKs $200K for interchange

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.

February 06, 2013 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Workshop focuses on county's opportunities, challenges

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman advised commissioners to think ahead at the beginning of a four-hour workshop Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 7 in Ellabell.

January 30, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Local news


County talks interchange funding

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners may hold a called meeting soon to discuss the proposed I-95 interchange at Belfast Siding Road.

January 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten 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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