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Residents rail against King permit

SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.

May 08, 2013 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


EPD head concedes public distrust

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | Patrick Donahue Special to the News | Local news


Pills pile up on take-back day

Local law enforcement agencies joined a national effort Saturday to collect and dispose of expired prescription and over the counter drugs during the national drug take-back day.

May 01, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


School mourns loss of teacher

Richmond Hill Middle School students and staff are mourning the loss of science teacher Chip Eckwall, who died at his Savannah home on Saturday.

April 29, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City honors young artists, writers

The city of Richmond Hill on April 16 honored local young artists and writers who participated in the annual Georgia Cities Week art and essay contests.

April 29, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


County talks road for school

Plans for the county's role in an extension of Veterans Memorial Parkway in South Bryan to provide additional access to a proposed elementary school were evaluated during a called workshop on Monday held at the Bryan County Emergency Services building in Ellabell.

April 26, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Cities Week kicks off with art opening, speakers

Pembroke and Richmond Hill joined dozens of other municipalities throughout the state this week as the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Cities Week celebration began Sunday.

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


Sign ordinance issues voiced

Several business owners raised questions and expressed concerns Monday night about Richmond Hill's proposed sign ordinance during a public hearing at City Hall.

April 23, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Shells used to help oyster population

A group of local volunteers is doing its part to help revive and maintain marine life in the off the coast of south Bryan County.

April 20, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Officials gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

Pembroke and Richmond Hill will show residents "Where the Action is" through activities planned as part of the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Georgia Cities Week celebration, which runs Sunday-April 27.

April 19, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs land for ‘Bark Park’

Dogs and their owners in South Bryan might be getting their own park following the county Board of Commissioners' decision to provide use of county land in DeVaul Henderson Park.

April 17, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Families turn out for 11th annual Public Safety Day

The parking lot of First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill was all abuzz Saturday with fire trucks, helicopters, safety exhibits and more for the 11th annual Public Safety Day hosted by the Bryan County Emergency Services and South Bryan Volunteer Firefighters Association.

April 17, 2013 | Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Mother charged in toddler's death

Charges have been filed in the death of a North Bryan toddler killed by a pack of family dogs in Ellabell late last month.

April 16, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

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


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

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


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

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


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