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Community leaders converge at planning retreat

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories on issues raised by the countywide planning retreat.

September 27, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke leaders attend conference

Officials and community leaders from Pembroke participated in a conference in Rome, Ga., on Sept. 10-12 to learn more about improving housing and neighborhoods in their community.

September 27, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Nursery hits roadblock with RH council

The devil, they say, is in the details. And the Richmond Hill City Council and local businessman Greg Elmgren couldn't agree on the details in a called workshop Tuesday at City Hall.

September 25, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Ceremony remembers POWs, MIAs

The grief does not end for family, friends and brothers in arms of servicemen and women still missing in action or kept as prisoners of war in a foreign country.

September 25, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Former Pembroke priest found guilty on child sex charges

A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 25, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


BoE seeking location for RHHS ceremony

It seems the students in Richmond Hill High School's Class of 2014 won't be receiving their diplomas in the Savannah Civic Center, members of the Bryan County Board of Education learned at a Thursday workshop.

September 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


GOP candidate forum set for Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. leaders get ready for retreat

Consider it a community brainstorming session. Think of it as a think tank. Or just call it what it is, the second annual Bryan County Community Wide Strategic Planning Retreat, a two-day affair that gets under way Tuesday morning at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets $500k for water system improvements

Pembroke Clerk of Works Ricky McCoy made a big announcement at Monday's city council meeting: the city has received a nearly $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to help fund improvements to Pembroke's water system.

September 18, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill fire chief retires

Longtime Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing made it official Tuesday night, announcing his retirement to the council. Rushing has been chief since 1997. He has been with the department since 1968 and was appointed assistant chief in 1974.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Board pursues 'agreement' with Screven textiles plant

Bryan County has an "agreement" in the works regarding King America Finishing. But county officials so far aren't saying whether it will amount to a settlement of claims for damage to the Ogeechee River.

September 14, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the News | Local news


Memorial breaks ground on new office in Richmond Hill

Lunchtime traffic on Highway 17 whizzed by Wednesday as a handful of people attended a brief ceremony to mark Memorial University Medical Center's groundbreaking for a new doctors' office in Richmond Hill.

September 14, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County approves annexation request

Meeting Tuesday in Pembroke, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners took several steps related to the proposed Belfast Commerce Centre and I-95 interchange, which planners hope will bring big-box retailers and light industry to Richmond Hill's south side.

September 13, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Do power lines affect pacemakers?

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 12, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


United Way hoping for $75,000 in 2013

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2013 Bryan County fundraising campaign Tuesday with a luncheon at the Richmond Hill City Center that included more than a buffet and speeches.

September 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Mobile food drop headed to J.F. Gregory Park

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Bryan County Office and the United Way Mobile Food Pantry will be in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at J.F. Gregory Park for a mobile food drop.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Environmental group wants folks to get on the bus

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


N.Y. barber takes bad luck in stride

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wreck in RH briefly shuts down I-95N

An accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday evening shut down Interstate 95 North.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


RH man killed in work-place accident

A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


WaterWays Township Experiences Encouraging Growth in 2014

WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.

January 28, 2015 | | Local news


Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

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


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill's city council won't hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer's request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night's bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff's Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


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