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Board names top picks for county administrator

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has settled on its top choices for who will soon replace Phil Jones as the county administrator.

September 19, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Director brings parents, more to the classroom

A little more than three weeks has passed since the Village on the Hill Learning Center Director Ashlyn Borden took the reins, and so far she says she is enjoying every minute of it.

September 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pavillion at J.F. Gregory to get more amps, new roof

With the 14th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival a month away, the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park twice took center stage at Tuesday night's Richmond Hill city council meeting.

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


County board OKs loan refinancing

The Development Authority of Bryan County can look forward to some cost savings in the future after county commissioners approved Tuesday a refinancing package for a 297-acre piece of property at Interstate Centre.

September 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Commissioners take a stand

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has offered its support on two matters close to the hearts of many area residents - the health of the Ogeechee River and jobs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

September 16, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bacon on ballot for Dist. 1 seat

Residents casting a ballot in the general election in November will officially have three choices when deciding who will represent the first district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

September 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Isakson drops Ogeechee study

SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Area host families needed for foreign students

Face The World, a nonprofit organization, is seeking families to host high-school students from around the world. The group's goal is promote peace and cultural understanding through educational exchange. The students are ages 15-17 years of age and will attend school for an academic year or semester at the local high school.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Woodpecker populations increase on Stewart

The population of red-cockaded woodpeckers on Fort Stewart has more than doubled in the past 18 years, according to Larry Carlile, wildlife biologist supervisor with Fort Stewart's Fish & Wildlife Branch of the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

September 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from July's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


Wildcats volleyball on way up as program

Richmond Hill High School's fledgling volleyball team turned four years old in August by debuting in Class AAAAA.

September 05, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Relaxing on Labor Day

Dozens of families made their way out to Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Saturday to visit with Civil War soldiers, tour the fort and enjoy various family activities during the third annual Labor Day Family Festival.

September 05, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham takes steps to allow backyard animals

SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


River land owners challenge values

SAVANNAH - Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land because they say it's lost value because of chemical discharges from a textile processing plant upstream.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Richmond Hill keeps millage rate the same rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 27, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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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


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

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


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17.

July 14, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


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