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Board considers TAD as interchange funding option

Bryan County officials are considering a tax allocation district near the Belfast Commerce Centre area as an option to help fund a $15 million interchange project at Interstate 95 - and are seeking legislative approval to do so.

December 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Preparing the greatest gift

Bryan County Family Connection spent the week preparing gifts at the community center in Pembroke as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund. The gifts will be delivered next week to hundreds of children across Bryan County who may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.

December 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Harris Trail Extension opens

After years of planning, the newly paved portion of Harris Trail in South Bryan opened for business Friday morning as officials opened 3.2 miles of winding blacktop expected to reduce traffic on Highway 144.

December 15, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Raffle sale to benefit Beasley family

Galbreath and Sons is helping spread a little Christmas cheer this holiday season by hosting a raffle to help out a local family.

December 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Festival draws cheer, crowds to downtown Pembroke

Thousands of area residents lined the streets of downtown Pembroke on Saturday when the 29th annual Christmas Parade and Festival rolled through town.

December 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Morning wreck kills one

A Richmond Hill resident and Liberty County school principal was killed Wednesday morning when her car struck a stopped semi-truck on Highway 17.

December 12, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Clarification

The list of awards for the Richmond Hill Hometown Christmas Parade that ran in the Dec. 5 edition of the Bryan County News was incomplete, as it did not include school band trophy winners, which are as follows:

December 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Center management may go to Richmond Hill

Management of the Richmond Hill City Center may soon end up in the hands of City Hall, according to Mayor Harold Fowler.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council readies to OK $1.7M spending plan

The Pembroke City Council is set to approve its proposed 2013 spending plan of $1.7 million that includes a mill increase to fund various city projects.

December 06, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Arraignment in Crapse death postponed

The arraignment for the Richmond Hill woman charged in the June head-on collision that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy has been rescheduled.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke lights up season with annual tree

Christmas carols and bright lights filled the downtown area of Pembroke on Saturday afternoon when the city hosted its 28th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony near the Pembroke Police Department.

December 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill beckons holiday spirit

South Bryan residents got an early taste of the Christmas spirit over the weekend when the city hosted its annual Chili Cook-Off and Hometown Holiday Parade followed by the Offshore Outlaws' annual Christmas on the Ogeechee Boat Parade.

December 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Covington wins runoff

Noah Covington won the District 1 county commission seat Tuesday night by outpolling incumbent Joe Kendrick by a 356-126 margin in a runoff election.

December 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Two elected to conservation board

ATHENS - Cecil Stafford of Long County and James R. "Bob" Monroe of McIntosh County have been elected as supervisors on the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission announced.

December 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rural Development closing Baxley office

ATHENS - U.S. Department of Agriculture State Director Quinton Robinson on Tuesday announced the closure of the Georgia Rural Development Area Six area office in Baxley, which has served the Southeast region of Georgia for more than three decades.

December 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


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From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


School board approves sale of school to Pembroke

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the sale of Bryan County Elementary and a 6.59 acre site to Pembroke, a week after the city OK'd its part of the deal.

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


Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

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


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

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


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

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


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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