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Landfill request denied

Applause erupted from a standing room-only crowd Tuesday as the Bryan County Commissioners voted to deny requests from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

December 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Council names new zoning board member

The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday appointing Jonathan Goodman.

December 13, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Second reading set for landfill company's request

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a second and final reading of an ordinance change regarding landfills during its regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

December 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Local officials serve as Santa’s elves

Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.

December 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Use caution to prevent fires during holidays

Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose fire risks if handled improperly.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke lights tree, readies for festival

More than 50 people turned out Saturday to see a giant Christmas tree light up the downtown area of Pembroke as part of the 27th annual Pembroke Christmas Tree lighting.

December 08, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Boats, fireworks light up Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River lit up Saturday night thanks to the help of some festively decorated boats and a fireworks display.

December 07, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-off stews up stiff competition

Piping-hot chili lured hundreds of people to the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday when more than a dozen chili vendors served up samples of home-cooked chili during the city's 10th annual Chili Cook-Off.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill parade rolls out ‘sweet candy’ spirit, tunes, more

Adults and children alike lined the sidewalks of Hwy. 144 and Richard Davis Drive on Saturday morning when marching bands, cheerleaders, parade floats and more rolled through town as part of the 16th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Repairs to GPB radio tower in Pembroke under way

Repairs to Savannah's Georgia Public Broadcasting radio tower located in Pembroke are under way as the company works to restore full power after a lightning strike damaged the tower in November.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Researchers keep watch as right whales return

BRUNSWICK - One of the world's rarest marine mammals is returning to Georgia's coast. A North Atlantic right whale was seen off South Carolina on last week, the first of a watery winter migration.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Helen's Haven advocates for children

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Knitting group donates flag flown in Afghanistan

An American flag flown in Afghanistan is on display in the Richmond Hill Public Library thanks to efforts from the Common Threads knitting group.

December 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart starts holiday season with tree lighting

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their young children gathered outside Club Stewart Thursday night for Fort Stewart's annual tree-lighting ceremony.

December 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Annual campaign raises funds for United Way programs

Programs offered through the United Way of Bryan County will receive much-needed funding after this year's campaign generated more than $64,000.

December 03, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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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


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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