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Qualifying now under way

Qualifying for various local offices is under way today through noon Friday.

May 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Senior center grand opening is Tuesday

A grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Richmond Hill Senior Center is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the new center, 9930 Ford Ave.

May 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Extra funding bound for city traffic issues

Traffic woes for some Richmond Hill residents may soon be quelled thanks to efforts from city and county officials.

May 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Savannah worker awarded $5.6M for injury at port

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority is considering whether to appeal a jury verdict that awarded more than $5.6 million to a longshoreman for injuries he suffered in a collision at the Port of Savannah.

May 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Recreation, roads top issues in Dist. 5

More than a dozen people turned out Thursday to a question-and-answer town hall meeting, hosted by District 5 Commissioner Jimmy Henderson, and discussed community issues including a lack of recreation areas, ditch drainage, roads and others.

May 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke strikes up summer fun

Pembroke residents will soon have a plethora of activities to participate in throughout the summer thanks to new leadership of the city's summer recreation program.

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


Gunman gives up in downtown standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who jumped from a Jaguar and barricaded himself inside a landmark restaurant Thursday surrendered peacefully after a three-hour standoff that shut down part ofSavannah's18th-century historic district.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Gunman, police in standoff downtown

SAVANNAH - A gunman has barricaded himself inside the Olde Pink House, prompting authorities to close some areas of the city's downtown historic district Thursday morning, police said.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


One more adds name to hat for District 1

North Bryan resident Noah Covington has declared his intention to seek the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in the coming election.

May 16, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Get ready to detour

Residents who use Ford Avenue east of Highway 17 to get in and out of the city will have to add a few minutes and a few miles to their travel time for a few days beginning Saturday.

May 16, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Detours planned for Ford Ave. May 19-23

Ford Avenue will be closed from May 19-23 for repairs to the railroad tracks near Richmond Hill City Hall.

May 15, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Community meeting

District 5 Bryan County Commissioner Jimmy Henderson will host a community meeting for District 5 constituents at 6 p.m. Thursday.

May 14, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Development Authority discusses future growth

Curious about the Development Authority of Bryan County - what it does and why it does it? Or what the future of industrial growth holds for Bryan County?

May 10, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Fund seeks to restore Old Glory

Former Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis is heading up efforts to bring back a large American flag that once flew at the foot of the viaduct on Highway 17 south in Richmond Hill.

May 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick 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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