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Fiery crash on 95 in Richmond Hill

One man suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash around noon Saturday on I-95 in Richmond Hill. The wreck sent an SUV and Honda Civic off the interstate and caused the Civic involved to burst into flame, but not before the driver was rescued by Efrain Acosta of Staten Island, who saw the accident and stopped to help.

March 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Local builder launches Operation Hero House

A local homebuilding company is doing its part to ensure a wounded warrior and his or her family will have a home suited to their needs.

March 02, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flooding river leaves few issues in Bryan County

The Ogeechee River continues to rise, but Bryan County might get by with no serious flooding or damage to homes.

March 01, 2013 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee public hearing slated

People with an interest in the Ogeechee River will be able to offer their input about a proposed consent order for a textile mill's pollution discharge.

March 01, 2013 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Subdivisions growing in county

From WaterWays and Buckhead up to Black Creek, developers and marketers sound bullish about growing new neighborhoods in Bryan County in 2013.

February 27, 2013 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Housing market on the rise

Whether one looks at the number of homes sold or the prices, the housing market in Bryan County touched bottom two or three years ago and is trending upward.

February 27, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Council to consider refinancing City Center

The Richmond Hill City Center could be paid off sooner than expected and the city could save nearly $800,000 if the Richmond Hill City Council decides to refinance the meeting and event facility.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commander talks Ft. Stewart force reduction

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory believes the troops at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are in a "good position" when it comes to force restructure and sequestration.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mother files wrongful death suit

A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.

February 23, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flood warning continues along Ogeechee

A river flood warning remains in effect for Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Mayor recognized for training

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler received a certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 27 during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day conference in Atlanta.

February 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke seeks block grant again

The city of Pembroke has determined a local match for a grant that could help eliminate water problems for some city residents.

February 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints new city attorney

Pembroke now has a new city attorney after a decision by the City Council during a called meeting Monday.

February 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


County OKs $200K for interchange

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.

February 06, 2013 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Workshop focuses on county's opportunities, challenges

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman advised commissioners to think ahead at the beginning of a four-hour workshop Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 7 in Ellabell.

January 30, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

August 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

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


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

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


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