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House incumbents face opposition

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in the November general election.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Festival brings smiles, seafood, music to town

It was a big weekend in Richmond Hill as the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival filled J.F. Gregory Park with kids, kids at heart, carnival rides, vendors - and of course, lots and lots of seafood - for the 14th year in a row.

October 24, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing addresses traffic, road concerns for Creekside

Several Richmond Hill residents got the chance to learn about a potential new community called Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation on Tuesday when a public hearing was held regarding the project.

October 22, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Crew pulling barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 21, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


New traffic light to turn on along Highway 17

A new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sommers Boulevard in Richmond Hill is set to become operational this week.

October 17, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Six candidates make their case at forum

Four candidates for contested offices turned out, as did two candidates who won their primaries and are now unopposed, for Tuesday's political forum in Pembroke. But only 26 people, including the six candidates, attended the event hosted by the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce.

October 17, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


EPD to review King Finihsing permit

ATLANTA - Environmental officials agreed Tuesday to conduct a new review of a Screven County textile plant implicated in a massive fish kill last year on the Ogeechee River, a decision that came shortly before the issue was headed to trial.

October 17, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Local news


Early voting is under way

Early voting began Monday with a steady showing of voters in Bryan County, and by late Tuesday afternoon around 500 residents on both ends of the county had turned out to make their choice in deciding local, state and the federal government leaders in the 2012 general election.

October 16, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Skidaway scientist to give program on coastal hazards

Coastal residents are exposed to a number of unique hazards associated with living near the ocean. These hazards range from hurricane storm surge to rapid erosion and occur both from natural processes and human activities.

October 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Political forum set for North Bryan

North Bryan residents will have the opportunity to hear from those who will be on the November ballot Tuesday when the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum.

October 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group considers moving iconic flag display

Changes to the patriotic display of American flags in downtown Pembroke may be on the way after some discussion at the City Council meeting on Monday.

October 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Fake bills may have ties to Peruvian drug cartel

Hinesville Police are reporting a surge in counterfeit money being spent here that could have ties to a state-wide problem and a Peruvian drug cartel.

October 10, 2012 | Patty Leon Special to the News | Local news


Sidewalk, culvert projects to begin for Richmond Hill

Two city projects in Richmond Hill are one step closer to completion after the City Council approved bids for a sidewalk project and culvert project during Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall.

October 09, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Bryan County man stricken with West Nile

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed a human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a 48-year-old Bryan County man.

October 03, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Residential community awaits DRI

A new community featuring single family homes, some townhomes and a large amenities package may soon be headed to Richmond Hill.

September 28, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

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


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

August 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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