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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


German official visits Oracal

Dr Lutz Gorgens, the German Consulate General for the southeast United States, was welcomed to Bryan County's Interstate Centre yesterday for a tour of ORACAL USA,a corporate partner of ORAFOL EUROPE, a German based company that manufactures vinyl films and related adhesive products.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Davis to seek fourth term as probate judge

Sam Davis has announced his plans to seek a fourth term as the Bryan County probate judge in the upcoming election.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Reports: disruptive JetBlue pilot from Richmond Hill

A JetBlue captain who reportedly had to be tackled by passengers Tuesday and forced an emergency landing when he began acting errectically lives in Richmond Hill, according to various media outlets.

March 28, 2012 | Staff and wire reports Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner to run for tax commissioner

Carla Gardner has announced she is running for Bryan County tax commissioner. Gardner, the wife of former District 5 county commissioner Rick Gardner, said she will qualify as a Republican candidate on the July 31 ballot.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Goodwill grand opening is Thursday

The new Goodwill store in Richmond Hill will open at 10 a.m. Thursday with a grand opening celebration.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Library to hold computer class

The Richmond Hill Public Library will host a file management class Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Commission chairman to run again

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed announced his plans to run for the position again in the upcoming election.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 24, 2012 | Russ Bynum Associated Press | Local news


Brownies want recycling in RH

Some young residents in Richmond Hill want to see curbside recycling in the city.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Marina founder dies at age 82

Robert Bacot Sr., founder and owner of Kilkenny Marina located off of Highway 144 in South Bryan County, passed away Thursday evening.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Richmond Hill man charged with having child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

March 23, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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