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Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Sunday sales gets passed to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke priest gets 7 years for sex abuse

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


RHPD warns of nighttime car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department apparently has been responding to a lot of calls regarding vehicle break-ins during the night, according to a press release from the department.

February 13, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke force grows with help of volunteers

The Pembroke Police Department is adding an auxiliary unit of trained volunteers to help it deal with large civic events and emergencies.

February 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be open

Bryan County schools will be open tomorrow, though in an emailed statement superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said staff members will check roads at 4 a.m. and if icy roads make it necessary to close schools a notice will be posted on school and district websites and sent through the school notification system.

February 12, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Freezing rain advisory in Pembroke

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said today it appears Bryan County will miss the worst of ice and snow from Winter Storm Pax.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

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


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

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


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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