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Forecast predicts winter storm

Schools and some government offices are closed in Bryan County as the fallout from a massive winter storm expected to hit the Coastal Empire on Tuesday afternoon continues into today.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County ice storm warning canceled

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Bryan County and surrounding areas that remains in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Schools canceled Wednesday

In anticipation of poor winter weather conditions, Bryan County Schools officials have decided to cancel school Wednesday.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal Electric bracing for 'probability' of storm

Coastal Electric Cooperative is bracing for the probability of a winter storm, it said in a release Monday afternoon.

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


Firefighters battle separate blazes

Firefighters with Bryan County Emergency Services, Pembroke and the Richmond Hill Fire Department battled both a brush fire and two structure fires Saturday.

January 27, 2014 | | Local news


Schools monitoring weather predictions

Bryan County Schools officials are monitoring the weather reports for the coming days closely, they say.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Winter storm watch in effect for Bryan County

Will it snow in Bryan County this week? The National Weather Service thinks it will.

January 27, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Murphy questions city budget report

Newly-elected Richmond Hill City Council member Johnny Murphy was relatively quiet at council's first January meeting.

January 25, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Daniel Defense announces expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Daniel Defense, a leader in small arms manufacturing, will expand its existing operations in Black Creek adding 120 new jobs and investing $20 million into the project over the next five years.

January 23, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Infinger to seek second term

By his own account, Carter Infinger was a political novice when he ran for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in 2010.

January 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Richmond Hill today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


County approves $440k recreation budget

Bryan County's twin recreation departments expect to make - and spend - more than $440,000 on rec activities in 2014, according to the recreation budget the Board of Commissioners adopted Tuesday in Pembroke.

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


Richmond Hill Realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill Realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 17, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident to run for Congress

A Richmond Hill resident is running for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Jack Kingston.

January 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police rally against concealing identity

The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.

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


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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


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


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