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Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commission to hold hearings on proposed tax hike

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two of three public hearings Monday on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ford birthday celebrated, city unveils new driving app

Officials with the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Richmond Hill Historical Society gathered Tuesday night at the Richmond Hill Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford, the city's founder.

August 03, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


National Night Out helps stomp out crime

The Richmond Hill Police Department expected more than 2,000 people to crowd J.F. Gregory Park on Thursday for the city's National Night Out for the free hotdogs, sodas and live music. And they weren't disappointed - the people of Richmond Hill came in droves to enjoy one of the few rainless nights of the summer.

August 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


Relentless rain floods neighborhoods

Wednesday's downpour caused flooding in several Richmond Hill neighborhoods.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Former police chief seeks public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a formal letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 01, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


New power poles, lines go up along I-95

Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes.

July 31, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One day at band camp

Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten spent some time out at the Richmond Hill High School band camp recently. He came back educated. He also took photos.

July 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Republican candidate forum Sept. 26

The Bryan County Republican Party will host a Coastal Georgia Candidate Forum on 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


City readies for National Night Out

The Richmond Hill Police Department is gearing up for its fifth annual National Night Out event, set for Thursday in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 28, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City Council to take up tweaking new sign regulations

Richmond Hill's new comprehensive 40-page sign ordinance is already getting tweaked after City Council members voted last week to change the way temporary signs are regulated.

July 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Attorney investigating claim against King America

Bryan County has become the second county to authorize a Savannah-based law firm to look into whether it has a case against King America Finishing, the Screven County plant blamed for the largest recorded fish kill in Ogeechee River history.

July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Trees dedicated at Warriors Walk

There are now 461 living monuments at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk. In a memorial ceremony held Thursday morning, three more 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were memorialized with eastern redbud trees and granite markers.

July 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray For the Bryan County news | Local news


New well close to completion

South Bryan will soon have a new source of drinking water, the latest step in a bigger plan.

July 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill's city council won't hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer's request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night's bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff's Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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