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Murphy makes bid for council seat

Developer and publisher Johnny Murphy entered the local political arena last week when he qualified to seek a seat of the Richmond Hill City Council.

September 04, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia lawmakers weigh in on Syria

As they did a decade ago, American leaders again are contemplating whether to take military action against a ruthless regime in the volatile Middle East.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


McAllister festival breathes life into history

There was plenty of food, games and great weather at the Fort McAllister on Saturday, but families looking for a little taste of the past this holiday weekend certainly weren't disappointed.

September 04, 2013 | By Magdalena Breeson Special to the News | Local news


Area Republicans host meet-and-greets

HINESVILLE - Area Republicans are seizing an opportunity to meet the candidates running for the 1st District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Congressman Jack Kingston, who will attempt to win the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring next year.

September 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


I-95's exit 87 onto 17 to close

I-95 exit 87 southbound onto Highway 17 in Richmond Hill will be closed for a time on Sunday.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Congressional day office here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Bryan County from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at City Hall, 40 Richard R. Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, for a Congressional Day Office.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Power line work to be finished soon

A month ago, motorists heading north on Interstate 95 through Liberty and Bryan counties noticed an air-crane helicopter and construction crews on the ground installing 100-foot steel poles.

September 01, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Four candidates enter race

Richmond Hill will have a contested election in November after challenger Johnny Murphy qualified Friday afternoon to run for the Post 1 seat currently held by council member Van Hunter.

August 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Qualifying starts in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill incumbents Harold Fowler and Van Hunter have qualified to run in the November election, City Clerk Ursula Lee said Tuesday.

August 28, 2013 | Staff Report Bryan County News | Local news


ACT scores up in Bryan Schools

Bryan County students who graduated in 2013 fared better on the ACT than their 2012 peers and recorded the system's best composite score on the test since 2009, according to information released Monday by Bryan County Schools.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke holds millage rate at 10.2 mills

There'll be no hike in Pembroke city taxes as council members voted Monday to adopt last year's millage rate of 10.2 mills, the maximum allowed by the city's charter.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE adopts budget

The Bryan County Board of Education adopted a fiscal 2014 operating budget of nearly $53 million at its meeting Thursday at G.W. Carver Elementary.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


One less candidate to remember

SAVANNAH – First District of Georgia congressional candidate David Schwarz has suspended his campaign.

August 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


RH election qualifying is next week

Qualifying begins Monday for three Richmond Hill City Council seats, including the mayor's post, coming available in the November elections.

August 25, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves rate with no changes

Despite a tax digest that's shrunk quite a bit in recent years, the Richmond Hill City Council adopted the same 4.209 millage rate it's had for the last several years during the board's regular meeting Tuesday.

August 24, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


School board approves sale of school to Pembroke

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the sale of Bryan County Elementary and a 6.59 acre site to Pembroke, a week after the city OK'd its part of the deal.

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


Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

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


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

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


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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