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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


Fund seeks to restore Old Glory

Former Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis is heading up efforts to bring back a large American flag that once flew at the foot of the viaduct on Highway 17 south in Richmond Hill.

May 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Detours set next week for Ford Avenue

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

May 09, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Seger to seek second term to BoE

Dennis Seger has declared his intent to seek a second term as the District 2 representative on the Bryan County Board of Education in the coming election.

May 09, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Weiss officially removed from planning board

An attempt by Stephen Weiss to find out why the Richmond Hill City Council wanted to remove him from the city Planning and Zoning Commission failed Tuesday when the council voted 3-1 to take him off of the volunteer board.

May 06, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council taps Lovell for city manager

After nearly four months without a city manager, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday during its regular meeting to hire Chris Lovell to fill the position.

May 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City's open for business program still waiting on first customer

Just over three weeks have passed since Richmond Hill launched its "Open for Business" initiative and according to Mayor Harold Fowler, businesses are seeking more information about the program.

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


GBI looking into email 'hacking' by former city council members

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether two former Richmond Hill city council members illegally obtained city emails.

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


Richmond Hill High School basketball coach steps down to take job at Metter High

Richmond Hill High School boys basketball coach William Altman won't be on the bench for the Wildcats next season.

May 02, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH Council expected to choose city manager Tuesday

The city of Richmond Hill is expected to select a new city manager at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Highway 119 to close, reopen, close again during exercise

A state highway that crosses through Fort Stewart's training area will close for a field artillery exercise beginning Monday night and ending Tuesday morning. The installation's air space will also be closed.

April 29, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Christian to run for Bryan County sheriff

North Bryan resident Glenn Christian has announced he wants to be the next sheriff of Bryan County.

April 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


BoE still sifting through candidates for superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education is still sifting through candidates to replace outgoing Superintendent John Oliver, BoE Chairman Eddie Warren said Thursday.

April 28, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Grave hit twice by thieves

An Ellabell woman said Monday someone has twice stolen solar lights from her husband's grave at Ash Branch Church cemetery in Bulloch County, not far from the Bryan County line.

April 28, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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