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Commissioners vote to put Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Bryan County commissioners voted 3-2 at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting to put Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot in November. Commissioners Jimmy Henderson and Carter Infinger voted against the measure, which if passed will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in the unincorporated part of Bryan County.

February 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No snow expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


DOT seeks input on Hwy. 144

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


New yard waste rules to start March 1

Richmond Hill will officially stop accepting yard waste for pickup if it is put in plastic bags beginning March 1 following a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night to require the debris be put in paper bags.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves paper bags for dry trash

Richmond Hill city council members voted unanimously Tuesday to require residents to use paper bags for dry trash pickup.

February 05, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Prep roundup: Wildcats host 3-AAAAA wrestling tourney

Richmond Hill High School will have home mat advantage today when the Wildcats play host to the Region 3-AAAAA wrestling tournament.

February 01, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Old Man Winter shrugs at Bryan County

Winter storm Leon may have had more bark than bite locally, but Bryan County was well prepared to handle what might have come, the head of the county's emergency services said.

January 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Forecast predicts winter storm

Schools and some government offices are closed in Bryan County as the fallout from a massive winter storm expected to hit the Coastal Empire on Tuesday afternoon continues into today.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County ice storm warning canceled

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Bryan County and surrounding areas that remains in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Schools canceled Wednesday

In anticipation of poor winter weather conditions, Bryan County Schools officials have decided to cancel school Wednesday.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal Electric bracing for 'probability' of storm

Coastal Electric Cooperative is bracing for the probability of a winter storm, it said in a release Monday afternoon.

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


Firefighters battle separate blazes

Firefighters with Bryan County Emergency Services, Pembroke and the Richmond Hill Fire Department battled both a brush fire and two structure fires Saturday.

January 27, 2014 | | Local news


Schools monitoring weather predictions

Bryan County Schools officials are monitoring the weather reports for the coming days closely, they say.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Winter storm watch in effect for Bryan County

Will it snow in Bryan County this week? The National Weather Service thinks it will.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Murphy questions city budget report

Newly-elected Richmond Hill City Council member Johnny Murphy was relatively quiet at council's first January meeting.

January 25, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

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 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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