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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


County talks interchange funding

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners may hold a called meeting soon to discuss the proposed I-95 interchange at Belfast Siding Road.

January 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Traffic, insurance ratings on county agenda

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce received an update about the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' agenda for the year during the group's monthly luncheon Wednesday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

January 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local news


Denny's to celebrate anniversary with fundraiser

Wednesday will mark one year since the Denny's in Richmond Hill reopened its doors after having to rebuild due to a fire that claimed the restaurant in December 2010.

January 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City gives up easement for Pembroke Christian

A North Bryan church will soon move forward with plans for expansion after a decision from the Pembroke City Council on Monday.

January 17, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston says ‘thanks for re-election’ with cookout

pporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

January 16, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


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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


Swinging Medallions to play Seafood Fest

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 21, 2014 | Shana Statham | Local news


Big road projects on the list for Bryan County

A draft of the state's upcoming road projects, including several in Bryan County, is now online and available for public review.

August 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Mrs. Tish a fixture at RHHS

Christine Carter starts her work day at 8 a.m. by making sure the windows at Richmond Hill High School's west campus are clean.

August 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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