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County board OKs loan refinancing

The Development Authority of Bryan County can look forward to some cost savings in the future after county commissioners approved Tuesday a refinancing package for a 297-acre piece of property at Interstate Centre.

September 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Commissioners take a stand

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has offered its support on two matters close to the hearts of many area residents - the health of the Ogeechee River and jobs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

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


Bacon on ballot for Dist. 1 seat

Residents casting a ballot in the general election in November will officially have three choices when deciding who will represent the first district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

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


Isakson drops Ogeechee study

SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Area host families needed for foreign students

Face The World, a nonprofit organization, is seeking families to host high-school students from around the world. The group's goal is promote peace and cultural understanding through educational exchange. The students are ages 15-17 years of age and will attend school for an academic year or semester at the local high school.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Woodpecker populations increase on Stewart

The population of red-cockaded woodpeckers on Fort Stewart has more than doubled in the past 18 years, according to Larry Carlile, wildlife biologist supervisor with Fort Stewart's Fish & Wildlife Branch of the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

September 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from July's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


Wildcats volleyball on way up as program

Richmond Hill High School's fledgling volleyball team turned four years old in August by debuting in Class AAAAA.

September 05, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Relaxing on Labor Day

Dozens of families made their way out to Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Saturday to visit with Civil War soldiers, tour the fort and enjoy various family activities during the third annual Labor Day Family Festival.

September 05, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham takes steps to allow backyard animals

SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


River land owners challenge values

SAVANNAH - Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land because they say it's lost value because of chemical discharges from a textile processing plant upstream.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Richmond Hill keeps millage rate the same rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 27, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Prosecutor: Murder case uncovers terror plot

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

August 27, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Richmond Hill to keep same millage rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


System's top teachers take one more bow

Nine Bryan County teachers were recognized Thursday by the Board of Education for their selection as the 2011-2012 teachers of the year for their respected schools.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking "inappropriate" photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city's annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

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


Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


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