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Council OKs gated townhome community

Richmond Hill will soon see more housing after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a master plan for Harris Trail Townhomes.

January 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Former manager accepts severance package

The city of Richmond Hill and former city manager Mike Melton have reached an agreement on a severance package, according to Mayor Harold Fowler.

January 19, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Employment appeal hearing canceled

The employment appeal hearing for City Manager Mike Melton has been canceled, according to a press release issued this morning from City Hall.

January 19, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves Harris Trail Townhomes

Richmond Hill will soon see more housing after the Richmond Hill City Council approved Tuesday a master plan for Harris Trail Townhomes.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Commissioners want a raise

Bryan County Board of Commissioners talked money at the Jan. 10 regular meeting in Pembroke as they discussed raising the commissioners' pay and approved a resolution for 2012 county qualifying fees.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County to reconsider septic tank limits

County commissioners say they will look into its ordinance that prohibits the use of septic tanks in some areas of the county after hearing concerns of local septic tank installers and developers during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10.

January 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Council considering ‘radical’ changes to charter

About a week after voting to terminate its contract with City Manager Mike Melton, the Richmond Hill City Council is considering eliminating the position from City Hall all together.

January 15, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Melton decision heads for appeal

City Manager Mike Melton has taken advantage of his opportunity to appeal the Richmond Hill City Council's decision to terminate his contract.

January 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston lauds Richmond Hill at annual banquet

Laughter and applause filled the room as 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston entertained more than 100 people Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council to consider changes to city charter

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering changes to the city's charter that include allowing for the ellimination of the city manager position, limits to how often one can serve as mayor and more.

January 13, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


2012 is also local election year

Several countywide seats will be up for grabs this year. Below is a list of those seats, as well as who is currently in office. Qualifying for all countywide seats is from May 23-25.

January 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Precinct, early voting changes ahead for county elections

In addition to changes in the county's political boundaries, voters will also notice some changes to county precincts and early voting during the 2012 elections.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke welcomes new council, mayor

A standing room-only crowd filled Pembroke City Hall on Monday, when dozens of residents came to watch the newly elected city officials take office and honor former mayor Judy Cook for her 12 years of service.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to host workshop, hearing

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

January 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


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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


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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