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City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

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


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

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


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

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


Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

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


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking "inappropriate" photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city's annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

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


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