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Bank announces consent order

Bryan Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of The Savannah Bancorp Inc., has entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

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


Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

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


Richmond Hill celebrates 50th

Hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park Saturday to enjoy family fishing, military presentations, birthday cake and much more-all in celebration of Richmond Hill's 50th anniversary.

March 07, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Voters OK ESPLOST

Unofficially, Bryan County voters said yes to ESPLOST on Tuesday, passing the measure by nearly a 2-1 margin.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill kicks off 50th celebration

Despite thunderstorms that drenched the area Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park before the rain set in to help Richmond Hill celebrate half a century of success.

March 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke men plead not guilty in kidnappings

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill reports sewage spill

Richmond Hill reported Friday that about 1,650 gallons of sewage were spilled into Sterling Creek Canal.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sales tax revenue at record high

2011 was another record-setting year for Bryan County's retail sector, according to the Development Authority of Bryan County.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


North Bryan group on a mission

A group of North Bryan women are on a mission-a mission to help comfort area Alzheimer's and dementia patients under the care of Hospice Savannah.

March 03, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County responds to suit over landfill

Bryan County has responded to the lawsuit recently filed by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services regarding the county's ordinances.

The suit, filed Jan. 11, follows an attempt by Atlantic Waste to get the county to rezone the property and change its ordinances.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Family Dollar may soon call RH home

Plans for a Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill will soon head to the Richmond Hill City Council after a decision Thursday by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.

March 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


City looks at options for waste

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be pursuing a new design and engineer for the upgrading and expansion of its wastewater treatment facility at Sterling Creek.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Auction hunters stalk Pembroke's bounty

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Home sales down, but could be heading up

Bryan County's home sales in January were down quite a bit compared to sales in November and December, but some say the dip isn't likely to last long with new home construction continuing to rise and more consistency in home sales.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Warnell working her way into job as mayor

Nearly two months have passed since Mary Warnell was sworn in as the newest leader of the city of Pembroke, and as her mayoral seat continues to warm, she is enjoying every part of her new job description.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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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


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

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 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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