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City eyeing 144 traffic woes

Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.

September 04, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Family loses home, pet to fire

A mobile home fire Sunday afternoon in North Bryan killed a family dog and left a mother and son homeless.

September 04, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


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


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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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