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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


Protecting Bryan County's trees

Efforts to protect established trees and plant new ones have flourished in Bryan County in the past decade. But like roots and canopy, tree advocacy has grown into different shapes on the two ends of the county.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle | Local news


Annual Chili Cook-off spices up Pembroke day

Aromas of spices, peppers, onions and more could be smelled on the sidewalks of downtown Pembroke Saturday when dozens of people gathered at the Senior Citizens Center for the city's fourth annual Chili-Cook Off.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge plays a mean guitar

Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.

February 29, 2012 | John Wood | Local news


Appeal public hearing postponed

An appeal public hearing regarding the removal of Stephen Weiss from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission has been postponed.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Kingston joins Spine & Sport at new location

First District U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) used a ribbon cutting Monday at a physical rehab clinic in Richmond Hill to talk about the importance of small business.

February 28, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Public meeting on Ogeechee set for Saturday in Statesboro

The nursing department at Georgia Southern is conducting a public meeting to present a study on the impact on human health of the Ogeechee River chemical spill and fish kill.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

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


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

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


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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