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Covington, Kendrick head to runoff

Voters in Bryan County's District 1 will head back to the polls Dec. 4 to decide just who will represent them on the Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. voters tap GOP candidates

While the nation was on standby much of Tuesday night waiting to see who would lead the country for the next four years, Bryan County voters made it clear they wanted Republican candidate Mitt Romney to take the country's top position.

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


Planners eye double-decker expressway

SAVANNAH - Savannah planners are taking a vertical approach to traffic congestion on a major thoroughfare and considering a new elevated expressway.

November 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Ogeechee gains a famous advocate

A well-known environmental activist has breathed new life into the fight to clean up the Ogeechee River.

November 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed 2013 budget is ‘realistic’

The county's $17.5 million spending plan for 2013 is a "realistic" budget that holds the current tax rate and includes pay raises, according to John Grotheer, the county's finance director.

November 04, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Applications being accepted for events

Applications are being accepted for two annual events.

November 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Officials expect strong turnout Tuesday

Early voting ended Friday in Georgia, but residents still have one last chance to cast a ballot for the November general election.

November 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A national honor for a local hero

A group of Bryan County firefighters joined Oct. 7 family of Terry Nielsen, a fallen member of the Bryan County Fire Department, at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., as Nielsen's name was added to the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Wall during a special ceremony.

November 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Despite snags, harbor project could start by next summer

SAVANNAH - The federal government said Saturday it has given final approval to a $652 million project to deepen the river channel to the Port of Savannah to make room for supersized cargo ships.

November 02, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Early voting to close Friday in Ga.

Early voting has been taking place across Georgia for more than two weeks, but anyone wishing to cast a ballot early for the November general election has only until Friday to do so.

October 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Plans for new chocolate shop, plaza move forward

Plans for a new development along Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill moved forward at the Oct. 16 Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

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


RH Pharmacy health fair is Friday

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual health fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday in Towne Center, 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

October 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City dedicates finished renovations in Northside

A small crowd gathered Sunday in the center of Northside Cemetery in Pembroke to take part in a special dedication ceremony for recent renovations made to the cemetery.

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


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


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Howell the GAFC 2014 Fire Chief of the Year

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named the 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County News to roll out new printing schedule

The Bryan County News, the area's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications' content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.

September 20, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Thursday night fire destroys apartment

A fire destroyed an apartment Thursday night in the 200 block of Casey Drive in Richmond Hill.

September 19, 2014 | Lewis Levine Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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