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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


Christmas Stroll, Holiday Market set for Dec. 10 in RH

Holiday shoppers are encouraged to shop the "Hill" for a unique coastal Christmas as the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Christmas Stroll and Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gears up for holiday festivities

While Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping may have come and gone, Christmas festivities in Bryan County, including parades, a chili cook-off, tree lightings and more, are just around the corner to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.

December 01, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


UGA extension cutbacks hit county program

Some changes will soon take place in the University of Georgia Extension Services in Bryan County as local extension agent Don Gardner steps down to fill an empty extension agent position in Glynn County.

November 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan gets Work Ready certified

County officials and civic leaders gathered Tuesday at Black Creek Golf Course in Ellabell to celebrate the recent announcement that Bryan County is officially Georgia Work Ready certified.

November 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Winn program receives partnership award

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Physician Assistant Education Association presented Winn Army Community Hospital with its Partnership Award at PAEA's recent Annual Education Forum in New Orleans.

November 29, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Effort will bring meat closer to hungry residents

Georgia conservation groups and meat processors have teamed up to provide a way for hunters to donate deer this season to help Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry deer donation program, and some are hoping to bring the program a little closer to local residents.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan housing market on 'upward slope'

Bryan County home sales in October experienced a hiccup compared to August and September, but things are expected to pick back up soon with a 23 percent increase in home sales and more new home construction than this time last year.

November 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Road dedication honors fallen firefighter

Family and friends gathered Tuesday evening near the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan for a dedication ceremony to honor a Bryan County firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty and whose name also is now officially a county street.

November 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mayors' Motorcade helps deliver holiday cheer

Patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital will receive a little Christmas cheer when Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe deliver gifts as part of the 2011 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 25, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County officials to celebrate Work Ready certification

Civic and business leaders here are gearing up to celebrate the official announcement that Bryan County is being state certified as a Work Ready Community of Excellence. The announcement will be made at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Black Creek Golf Course in North Bryan.

November 25, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Hunters urged to 'ACTT' for saftey

SOCIAL CIRCLE - For the 2010-11 hunting season, Georgia reported 44 hunting incidents, 22 of which involved firearms.

November 22, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


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Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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