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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


Fort Morris re-enactor encampment draws crowd

A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors expressed gratitude for their forefathers Nov. 17 at Fort Morris State Historic Site's annual Come & Take It! encampment.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper steps down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 27, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Fence issue draws discussion at city council meeting

A fence located in a drainage easement drew some discussion at Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

November 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Deal: Georgia will not set up state health care exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Local news


Decoration fund to help light up Pembroke

Residents in Pembroke can expect to see new Christmas decorations throughout the city this year, but the city is also requesting help from residents.

November 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ for second year

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners tap new fire chief

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to hire a new fire chief for the county during its regular monthly meeting in Pembroke.

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


Mayors collect gifts for hospitals

Local city officials are doing their part to spread some holiday cheer by collecting gifts for patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital as part of the 2012 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

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


Group files suit to end discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Fundraiser set for Ellabell fire victims

A fundraiser to benefit the family of Gavin Newman and Ivan Newman of Ellabell is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Park in Pembroke.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


In honor of their service

Veterans Day was officially Sunday, and residents on both ends of Bryan County took time to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed much of their lives in service to the country throughout the weekend and beginning of the week.

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


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‘Biggest Loser’ contest is back

Bryan County Emergency Services will hold its second annual "Biggest Loser" contest beginning next month.

December 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Plastic showing up on seemingly pristine area beaches

Even when one can't see plastic litter on the beach at Tybee Island, there's a good chance there's plastic litter on the beach. Or in it.

December 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Sheriff's blotter for Dec. 26

From Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

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


Update: Shooting of dog under investigation

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said Tuesday his department is investigating a deputy's shooting of a Groveland man's dog Sunday during an animal complaint call.

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


RHPD police blotter

The below incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


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 beem 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


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