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Richmond Hill gets grant for historical markers

Richmond Hill will install new historical markers in the next few months, thanks to a grant from the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

April 05, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Hurdles remain for Family Dollar plans

Though plans for the proposed Family Dollar Store development were approved 3-1 by the Richmond Hill City Council at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, the developer still faces a challenge.

April 04, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club honors top law enforcement, public safety officers

Local public safety officials were recently recognized when the Richmond Hill Exchange Club hosted its annual Public Safety Awards Banquet honoring seven individuals.

April 04, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Marketing is key, NB chamber told

More than 30 members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little about the importance of marketing their business during the group's annual dinner March 27.

April 04, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Man reportedly shoots neighbor's dog

A South Bryan man reportedly shot a neighbor's dog on Proman Hill road.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Easter Extravaganza set for Saturday

When Pastor Steve Lane of New Beginnings Community Church says every kid who attends the sixth annual Easter Extravaganza will get plenty of Easter eggs, he's not kidding around.

April 04, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City to discuss Family Dollar store plans

Among the items on the agenda for tonight's Richmond Hill City Council meeting is an expected vote on plans for a proposed Family Dollar store at the corner of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17.

April 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Justice overhaul will expand jury pools

A major overhaul this summer of Georgia's jury system will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Goodwill opening draws quite a crowd

Goodwill's grand opening on Thursday surprised nearly everyone, as hundreds of shoppers flocked to the store to be among the first to explore the 20,000 square foot retail and job connection center space.

March 31, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Coleman throws hat in ring for tax commissioner

Carrol Ann Coleman has announced that she will seek election to the office of Bryan County Tax Commissioner. The long term current tax commissioner, Debbie Newman, said she is retiring and will not seek re-election.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Newman announces she won't run again

Citing a need to spend more time with family, Bryan County Tax Commissioner Debbie Newman is calling it a career.

March 31, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crowe to seek another term as clerk of courts

Becky Crowe has announced her plans to seek a fifth term as the Bryan County Clerk of Superior Court in the upcoming election.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man dies in accident

An Ellabell man was killed Friday in an early morning crash in Garden City.

March 30, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


JetBlue suspends pilot after outburst on plane forces emergency landing

LAS VEGAS - A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on a Las Vegas-bound flight has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.

Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review of the incident, JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the ground after his bizarre rant, as a co-pilot shut him out of the cockpit and took command of the Tuesday morning flight from New York.

March 28, 2012 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Local news


City to hold retreat

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a retreat Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


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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


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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