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County breaks ground on new fire station

As officials broke ground Thursday morning on the Bryan County Emergency Services Fire Station No. 10 at Waterways Township in South Bryan, county commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he wanted one thing made clear.

June 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Storms expected in area tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Bryan County tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County to consider tax increase

Looking at a possible budget shortfall, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners could raise property taxes by as much as 1.5 mills in 2014.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham doctor announces bid for U.S. Congress

SAVANNAH - Dr. Bob Johnson of Isle of Hope on Saturday announced his candidacy for Georgia's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Army taps new leader for 3rd ID

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will be taking command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a June 10 release by the Chief of Staff of the Army.

June 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Little League championship coming to Richmond Hill

For the second-straight summer, Richmond Hill will be the site of a Little League state championship tournament.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke replaces police chief

Pembroke city officials announced Monday night the resignation of police chief Mark Crowe and the appointment of Sgt. Stacy Strickland as interim chief.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke replaces police chief

Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe says he plans to get an attorney following the City Council's announcement Monday that Sgt. Stacy Strickland will serve as the city's top law enforcement officer.

June 10, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Piecing together the past

The late Frank O. Miller, a former Pembroke mayor and newspaper editor, is getting some attention.

June 08, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill OKs debit card fees

Richmond Hill residents will soon pay a 3 percent processing fee on top of their bill if they use a credit or debit card to pay water and sewer bills.

June 08, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Andrea spares Bryan County

Tropical Storm Andrea didn't do much damage to Bryan County when it passed through the area Thursday night.

June 08, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County under tropical storm warning

It's only six days into the 2013 hurricane season, but coastal Georgia and much of the southern East Coast is already bracing for the first named storm of the season.

June 06, 2013 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Big Brother program in need of volunteers

There are plenty of people willing to pitch in and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire. There's a shortage of help, nonetheless.

June 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


North Bryan crash leaves one dead

A Bryan County man was killed Friday in a wreck involving a motorcycle and pickup at the Olive Branch Road intersection on Highway 280 in Black Creek.

June 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Familes get fun, dinner with Kids Fishing Derby

t was the perfect weather Saturday for young anglers to catch some fish and have some family fun during the 23rd annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery.

June 05, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


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Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill's city council won't hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer's request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night's bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff's Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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