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Arraignment in Crapse death postponed

The arraignment for the Richmond Hill woman charged in the June head-on collision that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy has been rescheduled.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke lights up season with annual tree

Christmas carols and bright lights filled the downtown area of Pembroke on Saturday afternoon when the city hosted its 28th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony near the Pembroke Police Department.

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


Richmond Hill beckons holiday spirit

South Bryan residents got an early taste of the Christmas spirit over the weekend when the city hosted its annual Chili Cook-Off and Hometown Holiday Parade followed by the Offshore Outlaws' annual Christmas on the Ogeechee Boat Parade.

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


Covington wins runoff

Noah Covington won the District 1 county commission seat Tuesday night by outpolling incumbent Joe Kendrick by a 356-126 margin in a runoff election.

December 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Two elected to conservation board

ATHENS - Cecil Stafford of Long County and James R. "Bob" Monroe of McIntosh County have been elected as supervisors on the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission announced.

December 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rural Development closing Baxley office

ATHENS - U.S. Department of Agriculture State Director Quinton Robinson on Tuesday announced the closure of the Georgia Rural Development Area Six area office in Baxley, which has served the Southeast region of Georgia for more than three decades.

December 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Fort Morris re-enactor encampment draws crowd

A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors expressed gratitude for their forefathers Nov. 17 at Fort Morris State Historic Site's annual Come & Take It! encampment.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper steps down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 27, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Fence issue draws discussion at city council meeting

A fence located in a drainage easement drew some discussion at Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

November 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Deal: Georgia will not set up state health care exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Local news


Decoration fund to help light up Pembroke

Residents in Pembroke can expect to see new Christmas decorations throughout the city this year, but the city is also requesting help from residents.

November 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ for second year

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners tap new fire chief

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to hire a new fire chief for the county during its regular monthly meeting in Pembroke.

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


Mayors collect gifts for hospitals

Local city officials are doing their part to spread some holiday cheer by collecting gifts for patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital as part of the 2012 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group files suit to end discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


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BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School's new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent's recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Thursday night.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

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


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


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