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Early voting to close Friday in Ga.

Early voting has been taking place across Georgia for more than two weeks, but anyone wishing to cast a ballot early for the November general election has only until Friday to do so.

October 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Plans for new chocolate shop, plaza move forward

Plans for a new development along Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill moved forward at the Oct. 16 Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

October 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RH Pharmacy health fair is Friday

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual health fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday in Towne Center, 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

October 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City dedicates finished renovations in Northside

A small crowd gathered Sunday in the center of Northside Cemetery in Pembroke to take part in a special dedication ceremony for recent renovations made to the cemetery.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


House incumbents face opposition

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in the November general election.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Festival brings smiles, seafood, music to town

It was a big weekend in Richmond Hill as the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival filled J.F. Gregory Park with kids, kids at heart, carnival rides, vendors - and of course, lots and lots of seafood - for the 14th year in a row.

October 24, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing addresses traffic, road concerns for Creekside

Several Richmond Hill residents got the chance to learn about a potential new community called Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation on Tuesday when a public hearing was held regarding the project.

October 22, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Crew pulling barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 21, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


New traffic light to turn on along Highway 17

A new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sommers Boulevard in Richmond Hill is set to become operational this week.

October 17, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Six candidates make their case at forum

Four candidates for contested offices turned out, as did two candidates who won their primaries and are now unopposed, for Tuesday's political forum in Pembroke. But only 26 people, including the six candidates, attended the event hosted by the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce.

October 17, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


EPD to review King Finihsing permit

ATLANTA - Environmental officials agreed Tuesday to conduct a new review of a Screven County textile plant implicated in a massive fish kill last year on the Ogeechee River, a decision that came shortly before the issue was headed to trial.

October 17, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Local news


Early voting is under way

Early voting began Monday with a steady showing of voters in Bryan County, and by late Tuesday afternoon around 500 residents on both ends of the county had turned out to make their choice in deciding local, state and the federal government leaders in the 2012 general election.

October 16, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Skidaway scientist to give program on coastal hazards

Coastal residents are exposed to a number of unique hazards associated with living near the ocean. These hazards range from hurricane storm surge to rapid erosion and occur both from natural processes and human activities.

October 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Political forum set for North Bryan

North Bryan residents will have the opportunity to hear from those who will be on the November ballot Tuesday when the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum.

October 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group considers moving iconic flag display

Changes to the patriotic display of American flags in downtown Pembroke may be on the way after some discussion at the City Council meeting on Monday.

October 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School's new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent's recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Thursday night.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


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