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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


Pembroke strikes up summer fun

Pembroke residents will soon have a plethora of activities to participate in throughout the summer thanks to new leadership of the city's summer recreation program.

May 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Gunman gives up in downtown standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who jumped from a Jaguar and barricaded himself inside a landmark restaurant Thursday surrendered peacefully after a three-hour standoff that shut down part ofSavannah's18th-century historic district.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Gunman, police in standoff downtown

SAVANNAH - A gunman has barricaded himself inside the Olde Pink House, prompting authorities to close some areas of the city's downtown historic district Thursday morning, police said.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


One more adds name to hat for District 1

North Bryan resident Noah Covington has declared his intention to seek the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in the coming election.

May 16, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Get ready to detour

Residents who use Ford Avenue east of Highway 17 to get in and out of the city will have to add a few minutes and a few miles to their travel time for a few days beginning Saturday.

May 16, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Detours planned for Ford Ave. May 19-23

Ford Avenue will be closed from May 19-23 for repairs to the railroad tracks near Richmond Hill City Hall.

May 15, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Community meeting

District 5 Bryan County Commissioner Jimmy Henderson will host a community meeting for District 5 constituents at 6 p.m. Thursday.

May 14, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Development Authority discusses future growth

Curious about the Development Authority of Bryan County - what it does and why it does it? Or what the future of industrial growth holds for Bryan County?

May 10, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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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


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

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


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