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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


Plaintiffs seek to amend Savannah River complaint

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Environmental groups suing over the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule the project is subject to South Carolina environmental law, saying that will allow a fairer review by state officials.

August 10, 2012 | By Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Heavy rains floods Richmond Hill street

Tuesday's afternoon downpour created problems for some motorists in the Main Street subdivision in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection, United Way celebrate new center

Local residents and community officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Bryan County Service Center in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Nine of 12 regions say no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Election winners are mix of new, seasoned

Bryan County residents will see some new and familiar faces after voters had their say in Tuesday's primary election.

August 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local voters say ‘yes’ to tax; region says 'no'

Election results show voters in Bryan County approved the special transportation tax, but they also show the 10-county region as a whole said 'no' to the additional penny on sales.

August 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County election results

Unofficial election results for contested races and TSPLOST as of 10:30 p.m.:

July 31, 2012 | | Local news


Candidates sound off in forum

More than 100 people gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill City Center to meet and listen to local candidates vying to be the leaders of Bryan County for the next four years.

July 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge previously ruled that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization had no right to sue the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in protest of a consent order against a textiles company accused of causing a fish kill, but Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner disagrees.

July 24, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


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Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Life On the Hill

JULY 31

July 30, 2014 | | Local news


Chili Pepper race draws crowd to Richmond Place

Nearly 150 runners and walkers hit the streets around the Richmond Place subdivision early Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k to raise money for the Thornwell Home for Children.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News Special to the News | Local news


Tragedy strikes military family

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 30, 2014 | Caitlyn Kennedy Special to the News | Local news


Rain could delay ‘even better’ Night Out in Pembroke

Organizers say Pembroke's Night Out this weekend will be better than ever, if the weather cooperates.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Beginning of the end (of summer)

With the first day of school right around the corner open houses and back to school rallies are in full swing this week.

July 30, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in plane crash on beach

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured on a beach in Venice, Florida, when a plane crashed onto them.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Lawhon headed to Darton State

Richmond Hill High School senior reliever Josh Lawhon was so dominant in 2014 he went 6-0, didn't allow a run in region play and was the only relief pitcher to be named All-Region 3-AAAAA by coaches.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy

July 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School's new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent's recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Thursday night.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


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


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