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Savannah area dumps ‘voluntary’ storm evacuations

SAVANNAH - Emergency planners for Savannah and surrounding Chatham County say they will no longer call for "voluntary" evacuations ahead of hurricanes and tropical storms.

June 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Bacon to try hand as independent

Residents casting ballots in the general election in November may have three choices when it comes to the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Education.

June 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free medical packs help area clinic in storm season

The Diversity Health Center in Hinesville soon will receive a hurricane preparedness medical pack, just in time for hurricane season that starts today and runs through Nov. 1. The pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane.

June 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Registry offers help during hurricane evacuation

Coastal communities have been lucky when it comes to hurricanes, but weather experts agree it's only a matter of time before Georgia gets hit by a major storm.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Program lends helping hand to caregivers

Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's have an opportunity for support and information through the Georgia REACH program that is now available in Bryan County.

June 01, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Beryl dumps rain along southeast coast

SAVANNAH - The former tropical storm Beryl was expected to bring up to 10 inches of rain to parts of the southeast coast before it heads out to sea again, where it could regain some strength.

May 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Ogeechee waters remain clear in Bryan Co.

More dead fish were found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County, and environmentalists await test results to find out the reason they died.

May 30, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


All local Memorial Day events canceled for weather

All Memorial Day ceremonies and observances in Bryan County have been canceled due to the weather. This includes the flag dedication ceremony in downtown Pembroke, Richmond Hill's annual observance in J.F. Gregory Park and a flag-raising ceremony with former Richmond Hill mayor Richard Davis near the viaduct on Highway 17.

May 28, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Another tropical storm could threaten

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring a tropical system that could bring bad weather to the area late Saturday or early Sunday.

May 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Qualifying now under way

Qualifying for various local offices is under way today through noon Friday.

May 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Senior center grand opening is Tuesday

A grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Richmond Hill Senior Center is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the new center, 9930 Ford Ave.

May 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Extra funding bound for city traffic issues

Traffic woes for some Richmond Hill residents may soon be quelled thanks to efforts from city and county officials.

May 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Savannah worker awarded $5.6M for injury at port

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority is considering whether to appeal a jury verdict that awarded more than $5.6 million to a longshoreman for injuries he suffered in a collision at the Port of Savannah.

May 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Recreation, roads top issues in Dist. 5

More than a dozen people turned out Thursday to a question-and-answer town hall meeting, hosted by District 5 Commissioner Jimmy Henderson, and discussed community issues including a lack of recreation areas, ditch drainage, roads and others.

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


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Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

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


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

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


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Advance voting starts April 28

Advance voting for the May 20 general primary will run April 28-May 16 at the Bryan County voter-registration office, 151 S. College St. in Pembroke, and at the Bryan County Administration building, 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Fatal wreck on 119 on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman stepping down in July

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

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


Game Changers Health and Fitness Center groundbreaking April 22

Richmond Hill -- Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Game Changers Health and Fitness Center, on Tuesday, April 22nd. The ground breaking ceremony will begin at 10:00 am.

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


County is NFIP compliant

Despite a report to the contrary in the Federal Register, unincorporated Bryan County is compliant with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a press release issued Monday by Bryan's planning and zoning department.

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


Easter comes early

Under bright blue skies and balmy temperatures, hundreds of local children got an early start on gathering their Easter candy when they scooped up more than 13,000 candy-filled eggs at the Consumed Church on Longwood Blvd.

April 16, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

State transportation board member Ann Purcell talked road projects Monday as keynote speaker at a breakfast launching Georgia Cities Week in Richmond Hill.

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


County Administrator Ray Pittman to resign

Bryan County Adminstrator Ray Pittman is resigning effective July 11. Pittman's resignation was accepted by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners at a brief called meeting Monday afternoon at the county's administrative building in South Bryan.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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