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County moving ahead on wastewater facility

Plans for upgrades to the county's wastewater treatment facility at WaterWays Townhip will soon move forward after a decision by the Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday night.

March 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Morgan, Pollock are BCHS STARs

Bryan County High School senior Eric Morgan was recently named the school's STAR Student for his shining performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

March 17, 2012 | Bryan County High School senior Eric Morgan was recently named the school’s STAR Student for his shi | Local news


Grand jury panel to report Monday

Superior Court GRAND jurors were drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe this 1st day of March, 2012 for the March Term 2012 of the Bryan County Superior Court.

March 15, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke looks at projects to improve city

The city of Pembroke talked projects during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting in City Hall and took steps to move forward with improvements for the city's water services and sidewalks.

March 14, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hero gets helping hand, new home

A motorcade of flag-bearing motorcycles and sheriff's patrol cars escorted Army Staff Sgt. Scott Millican on Saturday to the new house built for him by Homes for Our Troops.

March 14, 2012 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Ingram named STAR student, Bond tabbed as STAR teacher

With a score of 2360, Richmond Hill High School student Caleb Ingram has more to celebrate than success on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

March 14, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County named 'Camera Ready'

Bryan County recently joined 135 other Georgia counties as a part of the state's Camera Ready Community Program.

March 13, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to hold workshop on proposed Family Dollar store

The Richmond Hill City Council and Richmond Hill Planning Commission will hold a workshop Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the city council chambers to discuss a proposed Family Dollar development on the corner of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 and proposed freestanding signage at the old Kroger site.

March 12, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed store draws ire at council meeting

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill are on hold after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council during Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


North Bryan schools lauded

Three Bryan County schools were recently named as Title 1 distinguished schools by State School Superintendent John D. Barge.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Half a century of history

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center to help commemorate 50 years of success and progress in the city of Richmond Hill.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Richmond Hill to launch 'Open for Business' program

The city of Richmond Hill will soon launch a new program it claims will help bring new business to the area and encourage established businesses to expand.

March 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Gingrich wins Bryan County, too

Here are the unofficial results of how Bryan Couty residents voted in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to election officials.

March 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed Family Dollar fires up residents

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill came to a hurdle Tuesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

March 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke family believes pollution in Ogeechee caused son's cancer

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 07, 2012 | By Al Hackle For the Bryan County News | Local news


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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


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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