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County mourns loss of deputy

Hundreds of family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Pembroke to mourn the loss of Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse.

June 19, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Friday's head-on crash still under investigation

The woman involved in the head-on collision early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

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


Visitation for fallen deputy is today

Vistation for Robert Crapse, the Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy killed Friday in a wreck on I-95 will be Monday at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke.

June 17, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham struggles with sinking shrimp boat

SAVANNAH - A sinking shrimp boat highlights the potential danger faced by boaters and property owners when vessels are abandoned on waterways in the Savannah area, county officials say.

June 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Council backs transportation tax

The city of Pembroke approved a resolution of support Tuesday for the coming transportation referendum, or what is commonly referred to as the transportation special purpose local option sales tax, or TSPLOST, referendum.

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


Life under the sea

Greg McFall estimates he has made more than 500 dives at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, located about 17 miles east of Sapelo Island.

June 07, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fish died south of King America Finishing, not north

While officials await the results of water quality tests regarding the Ogeechee River, the question of why fish are dying downriver from a local textiles plant - but not upriver - remains unanswered.

June 06, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Savannah area dumps ‘voluntary’ storm evacuations

SAVANNAH - Emergency planners for Savannah and surrounding Chatham County say they will no longer call for "voluntary" evacuations ahead of hurricanes and tropical storms.

June 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Bacon to try hand as independent

Residents casting ballots in the general election in November may have three choices when it comes to the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Education.

June 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free medical packs help area clinic in storm season

The Diversity Health Center in Hinesville soon will receive a hurricane preparedness medical pack, just in time for hurricane season that starts today and runs through Nov. 1. The pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane.

June 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Registry offers help during hurricane evacuation

Coastal communities have been lucky when it comes to hurricanes, but weather experts agree it's only a matter of time before Georgia gets hit by a major storm.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Program lends helping hand to caregivers

Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's have an opportunity for support and information through the Georgia REACH program that is now available in Bryan County.

June 01, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Beryl dumps rain along southeast coast

SAVANNAH - The former tropical storm Beryl was expected to bring up to 10 inches of rain to parts of the southeast coast before it heads out to sea again, where it could regain some strength.

May 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Ogeechee waters remain clear in Bryan Co.

More dead fish were found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County, and environmentalists await test results to find out the reason they died.

May 30, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


All local Memorial Day events canceled for weather

All Memorial Day ceremonies and observances in Bryan County have been canceled due to the weather. This includes the flag dedication ceremony in downtown Pembroke, Richmond Hill's annual observance in J.F. Gregory Park and a flag-raising ceremony with former Richmond Hill mayor Richard Davis near the viaduct on Highway 17.

May 28, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

August 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

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


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