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Prosecutor: Murder case uncovers terror plot

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

August 27, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Richmond Hill to keep same millage rate

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

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


System's top teachers take one more bow

Nine Bryan County teachers were recognized Thursday by the Board of Education for their selection as the 2011-2012 teachers of the year for their respected schools.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke ready to hike millage rate

The first two of three public hearings regarding an increase in the city of Pembroke's millage rage drew no attendees Thursday at City Hall.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Faith-based group helps those in danger of losing homes

HINESVILLE - According to statewide news reports, 9 percent of Georgia's workers are unemployed, while another 16.4 percent are underemployed. And these numbers don't include those whose unemployment benefits have expired and were dropped from the rolls of the unemployed.

August 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Man convicted on kidnapping charges denies involvement

A man convicted Wednesday of kidnapping twoBryanCountybusinessmen claimed he was framed.

August 23, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg For the Bryan County News | Local news


County appoints records officer

Anyone who wishes to file an open records request for information pertaining to Bryan County will now have the help of a designated open records officer.

August 23, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Chambliss warns against military budget sequestration

Fort Stewart and Hinesville stand to lose 7,000 defense-related jobs if sequestration takes effect Jan. 2, 2013, warned Georgia's senior U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Monday during a visit to the MidCoast Regional Airport.

August 22, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Victims recount details of abductions in case against Pembroke man

STATESBORO - When Carolyn Downs came home from church, she thought she was going to die.

August 22, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Bryan County kidnappings trial gets under way

The third suspect believed responsible for two seperate kidnappings in Bryan County late last year and early this year is under way this week in Statesboro.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves recycling program

Richmond Hill residents will soon see a service many claim is long overdue - recycling.

August 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge rejects amending Savannah dredging suit

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal judge says that both the Georgia Ports Authority and a South Carolina agency overseeing activities in the Savannah River may take part in a $650 million lawsuit challenging the deepening of the river shipping channel.

August 16, 2012 | Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Public sounds off on bombing-range plan

LUDOWICI - Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.

August 15, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


KAF issued discharge permit

King America Finishing may now legally discharge wastewater into the Ogeechee River after the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued a permit Friday.

August 15, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke to look at mill hike

For the first time in three years, Pembroke residents could see an increase in their tax bill as officials are considering raising the millage rate

August 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | 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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