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Tybee Island residents clean trash after gathering

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Some residents ofTybee Islandare angry after college students and young adults left piles of cans, bottles, cups and other trash on the beach after an annual gathering known as "Orange Crush."

April 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Georgia Cities Week on tap

The cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill will both celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 22-28.

April 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Council buys Colonial Marsh property

Richmond Hill now has some new property after a decision Tuesday by the city council.

April 21, 2012 | | Local news


County to upgrade courthouse

Projects ranging from renovations to the Bryan County Courthouse and the Pembroke Public Library to county recreation improvements should happen soon after a decision from the Bryan County Commissioners.

April 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Gas leak in Richmond Hill repaired

A gas leak near the old Bryan County Courthouse Annex Building off Highway 144 has been repaired.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Gas leak causes traffic detour

A gas leak near the old Bryan County Courthouse Annex building off of Highway 144 Thursday caused eastbound traffic to be detoured around the incident.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke takes steps on water and sewer

The Pembroke City Council at a called meeting Monday approved two different loans that will help the city with a water and sewer project and the purchase of new equipment.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Surprise ending to appreciation dinner

Dave Williams knows a thing or two about volunteering.

April 18, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County looks at paving priorities at workshop

At a workshop before the April 10 regularly scheduled county commission meeting, Bryan County Commissioners discussed what road projects may be best suited for the estimated $1.3 million per year expected from the Transportation Investment Act if it's approved by voters.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Blunt stepping down from UWBC

After working with the United Way of the Coastal Empire for 17 years, six of those spent as the director of Bryan County's United Way programs, Janice Blunt has decided to hand over the reins.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free pickup of large trash this week

Richmond Hill will celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 22-28. Free curbside pickup of large items will take place throughout Richmond Hill from Monday through Wednesday.

April 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


JROTC teaches more than drill

On a chilly and breezy Friday afternoon, cadets of the Richmond Hill High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps practiced their drill routines. Rifles twirled in the air and medals gleamed in the sun.

April 15, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


City works out deal on light

Details about a traffic light slated for the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 in Richmond Hill changed Wednesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

April 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate for city’s top job may face charges

Correction: In the print version of this story, Chris Lovell is erroneously listed as president of Richmond Hill Bank. He is no longer in that position. We regret the error.

April 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill to provide large trash pickup as part of Ga. Cities Week

Richmond Hill will celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 22-28. Free curbside pickup of large items will take place throughout Richmond Hill from April 16-18.

April 11, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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


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