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Council seat to be decided Tuesday

Richmond Hill voters will decide Tuesday whether to re-elect City Councilman Van Hunter to another term as the Post 1 representative or put challenger Johnny Murphy in office.

November 03, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: City approves agreements with manufacturer

Richmond Hill city council members closed the deal Wednesday night, approving and then signing a series of agreements which will bring Caesarstone Technologies USA, Inc., to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

October 29, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


UPDATE: Boil advisories lifted

Tap water in the Hardwicke, Fort McAllister and Kinsale neighborhoods of South Bryan is now safe to drink and use without boiling, said South Atlantic Utilities COO Tony Daguillo.

October 29, 2013 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Course going to new hands

Longtime area car dealer O.C. Welch is getting into the golf course business.

October 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Port expansion funding a 'victory' for state

The U.S. House's passage Wednesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act is being hailed as a breakthrough moment by area government officials looking for federal funding to deepen and expand the Savannah harbor.

October 26, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Deal talks jobs, economic growth during visit

HINESVILLE - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the Port of expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.

October 26, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill Middle School band to get its own song

One day, members of the Richmond Hill Middle School band will literally be playing their own song.

October 25, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hville meeting focuses on health care act

State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.

October 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Deal talks jobs, economic growth during area visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the Port of expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.

October 24, 2013 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Meeting focuses on child, family homelessness

Bryan County is known for its charm, its good school system and its quality of life.

October 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Military exercise across area

An exercise is under way through Oct. 23 on military-training areas on Fort Stewart, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., and in the surrounding communities.

October 21, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Long animal shelter has Dec. 1 deadline

Long County Code Enforcement Officer Steve Atkins said that the Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter has until Dec. 1 either to relocate or have all animals on the site removed.

October 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Festival with a heart

The last five years of the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival have been "extra special" thanks to a handful of dedicated volunteers and a community of eager ambassadors.

October 19, 2013 | By Magdalena Breeson Bryan County News | Local news


Survey says Savannah State

Nearly 70 percent of the more than 450 parents and students who responded to Richmond Hill High School's survey on graduation chose to hold it May 24 at SSU's Tiger Arena, assistant superintendent Dr. Trey Robertson told Bryan County school board members at a called board workshop Thursday at Black Creek.

October 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident indicted for cross burning

A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

October 19, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE approves district

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a district for the new McAllister Elementary on Thursday that adds Dunham Marsh and Oak Pointe subdivisions to the attendance, but won't include students who live down 144 Spur.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


A positive spin

Mark Wallace wants to keep the Ozzy Park story positive.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Raise the roof with Family Promise of Bryan County

Family Promise of Bryan County's mission is to help homeless families find a permanent home.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Charleston man still missing

A Charleston family continues to seek help locating Tim Jaskiewicz, who was last seen Feb. 16 in Richmond Hill.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


New football coach introduced

The future of Richmond Hill High School football starts now, new Wildcats coach Matt LeZotte said Monday at a press conference announcing his hiring.

February 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


American Traditions Competition board member speaks to Rotary

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill heard from American Traditions Competition board member Elizabeth Oxnard. The 2015 American Traditions Competition will be in Savannah from Feb. 23-27. For more information, go to www.americantraditionscompetition.com. The Rotary Club of Richmond meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honors junior rotarian

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Katie Goodwin, the Junior Rotarian of the Month. The club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Richmond Hill man dies after fall

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper to host Paddle Georgia

Coastal Georgia's crown jewel, the Ogeechee River, long has been celebrated for the fishing, boating and outdoor-recreation opportunities it provides to local residents. Soon, though, its appeal will expand as river enthusiasts from all over Georgia - and, perhaps, beyond - come to know and admire this natural resource.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Caesarstone to expand

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill, creating 130 jobs.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the news Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County to hold called meeting Tuesday on "Project Honey"

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February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crime Reports: Kids will be kids, women fight at ice machine

Incidents taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

February 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Tech announces $10 million campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers

Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to partner with CRC on growth plan

Members of Pembroke City Council voted Monday to start a process they hope will make the city a better place to live and work in the future.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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