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Shell-recycling station opens near Bryan

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 12, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Savannah man gets big lottery win

SAVANNAH - A Savannah man says he's in disbelief after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket that ended up being worth $20,000.

January 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | Local news


New county officials attend conference

New County Administrator Ray Pittman, left, and county commissioners-elect Noah Covington and Steve Myers recently attended a four-day conference for newly elected commissioners hosted by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens.

January 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Infinger to lead ACCG policy committee

ATLANTA - Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger recently was named as the 2012-2013 vice chairman of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Public Safety and the Courts Policy Committee.

January 05, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Elections staff looking forward to quiet year

Looking down the road, Bryan County residents may only have one election to deal with in 2013, Elections Superintendent Sam Davis said.

January 03, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Water/sewer top city’s to-do list

Richmond Hill has several items on its agenda for 2013, but the biggest project is moving forward with a new wastewater treatment facility, according to City Manager Chris Lovell.

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


Highs, lows shape 2012 in Bryan Co.

Our look back on 2012 in Bryan County continues as we review stories filled with happiness, celebration, heartbreak, tragedy and more. But whether good or bad, the community rallied together to show its true caring colors.

January 02, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County officials get sworn in to office

County officials elected during the November general election were sworn in recently to their new positions by Probate Judge Sam Davis.

December 31, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Public input sought on ferry fees

Sapelo Island ferry users and other interested citizens are invited to review a proposed amendment to the Sapelo Island Access and Transportation Rule concerning ferry fee rates. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, comments related to the amendment may be submitted through Jan. 7.

December 28, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Council OKs Creekside subdivision

Plans for the Creekside development at Richmond Hill Plantation moved forward Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council approved several items regarding the project.

December 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


‘Santa runs’ bring early Christmas to local kids

Children pressed their noses to windows and adults came outside their homes on Wednesday evening as sirens from Bryan County Fire Department Engine No. 11 blared through Live Oak and White Oak subdivisions off of Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

December 23, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Children’s Fund shares gift of giving

Hundreds of underprivileged children in Bryan County will have a merrier Christmas after bags filled with toys were handed out Monday as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OKs 2013 budget

The Pembroke City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $1.7 million spending plan for fiscal year 2013.

December 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Tornado watch isued for area

Much of Southeast Georgia, including Bryan County, has been under a tornado watch.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Board considers TAD as interchange funding option

Bryan County officials are considering a tax allocation district near the Belfast Commerce Centre area as an option to help fund a $15 million interchange project at Interstate 95 - and are seeking legislative approval to do so.

December 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter and Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17.

July 14, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


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