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Man convicted on kidnapping charges denies involvement

A man convicted Wednesday of kidnapping twoBryanCountybusinessmen claimed he was framed.

August 23, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg For the Bryan County News | Local news


County appoints records officer

Anyone who wishes to file an open records request for information pertaining to Bryan County will now have the help of a designated open records officer.

August 23, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Chambliss warns against military budget sequestration

Fort Stewart and Hinesville stand to lose 7,000 defense-related jobs if sequestration takes effect Jan. 2, 2013, warned Georgia's senior U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Monday during a visit to the MidCoast Regional Airport.

August 22, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Victims recount details of abductions in case against Pembroke man

STATESBORO - When Carolyn Downs came home from church, she thought she was going to die.

August 22, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


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


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Incident report released on shooting

Richmond Hill police have released the initial incident report from Wednesday's shooting at Station Exchange that sent one man to Memorial with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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


Swinging Medallions to play Seafood Fest

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 21, 2014 | Shana Statham | Local news


Big road projects on the list for Bryan County

A draft of the state's upcoming road projects, including several in Bryan County, is now online and available for public review.

August 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Mrs. Tish a fixture at RHHS

Christine Carter starts her work day at 8 a.m. by making sure the windows at Richmond Hill High School's west campus are clean.

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


Southern pine beetle infests trees in Bryan County

Bryan County is one of two counties in coastal Georgia with known damage to pine trees from the voracious southern pine beetle, a Georgia Forestry ranger said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill approves funding for sidewalks

A citywide network of sidewalks took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to commit $400,000 to fund their construction.

August 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill senior making the most out of a passion for culinary art

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College takes hands-on learning to a whole new level with final exams.

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


Pembroke mayor speaks at Fort Stewart observance

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell served as the guest speaker for a Women's Equality Observance on Wednesday in Club Stewart's main ballroom.

August 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation to participate in tree giveaway

At first glance, Richmond Hill might not seem to have much in common with Baltimore or Detroit, or more than a dozen other large cities around the nation.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County keeps millage rate the same

Bryan County Commissioners said no to a tax hike this year, approving the same 9.15 millage rate as voted in 2013.

August 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Shoplifter claims medical condition makes her take hotdogs, spaghetti sauce

The following Incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke now a Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliate

Pembroke welcomed a high profile visitor at City Hall during Monday's city council meeting.

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


Pembroke sets American Legion Day

If you’re in Pembroke on Sept. 16, you might want to take note: That’s officially American Legion Post 164 Day.

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


Pembroke mayor to speak at Fort Stewart

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell will speak Wednesday at Fort Stewart's observance of Women's Equality Day.

August 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Saturday storm sends Bryan EMS firefighter to hospital

A Bryan County Emergency Services firefighter was injured Saturday while responding to a call of a downed tree.

August 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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