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JROTC teaches more than drill

On a chilly and breezy Friday afternoon, cadets of the Richmond Hill High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps practiced their drill routines. Rifles twirled in the air and medals gleamed in the sun.

April 15, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


City works out deal on light

Details about a traffic light slated for the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 in Richmond Hill changed Wednesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

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


Candidate for city’s top job may face charges

Correction: In the print version of this story, Chris Lovell is erroneously listed as president of Richmond Hill Bank. He is no longer in that position. We regret the error.

April 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill to provide large trash pickup as part of Ga. Cities Week

Richmond Hill will celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 22-28. Free curbside pickup of large items will take place throughout Richmond Hill from April 16-18.

April 11, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill narrows city manager field down to eight

Richmond Hill officials began Tuesday with a list of 29 applicants for the city manager's job. They narrowed it down to a group of eight finalists during a meeting at Richmond Hill City Hall.

April 11, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Easter celebrations draw crowds

Brightly colored Easter eggs dotted the grassy area of downtown Pembroke Saturday when hundreds of children darted around in search of as many eggs as their Easter baskets would hold.

April 11, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke now has an official poem

It's not often one sees a city adopt a poem as its own these days.

April 11, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A Wal-Mart in Richmond Hill?

Could there one day be a Wal-Mart in Richmond Hill?

April 08, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City recognizes Eagle Scouts

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and the city council recognized three Eagle Scouts at Tuesday's city council meeting.

April 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


They're back

Spring and summer-like conditions continue to roll into the coastal area, bringing out the pesky little buzzing creatures that tag along with warmer seasons-most notably mosquitoes.

April 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Staff Writer | Local news


Store OK if light is part of the deal

Though plans for the proposed Family Dollar store development got the green light from the Richmond Hill City Council at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, the developer still faces a challenge.

April 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Richmond Hill gets grant for historical markers

Richmond Hill will install new historical markers in the next few months, thanks to a grant from the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

April 05, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Hurdles remain for Family Dollar plans

Though plans for the proposed Family Dollar Store development were approved 3-1 by the Richmond Hill City Council at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting, the developer still faces a challenge.

April 04, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club honors top law enforcement, public safety officers

Local public safety officials were recently recognized when the Richmond Hill Exchange Club hosted its annual Public Safety Awards Banquet honoring seven individuals.

April 04, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Marketing is key, NB chamber told

More than 30 members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little about the importance of marketing their business during the group's annual dinner March 27.

April 04, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

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


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

August 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

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


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

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


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