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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


Man reportedly shoots neighbor's dog

A South Bryan man reportedly shot a neighbor's dog on Proman Hill road.

April 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Easter Extravaganza set for Saturday

When Pastor Steve Lane of New Beginnings Community Church says every kid who attends the sixth annual Easter Extravaganza will get plenty of Easter eggs, he's not kidding around.

April 04, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City to discuss Family Dollar store plans

Among the items on the agenda for tonight's Richmond Hill City Council meeting is an expected vote on plans for a proposed Family Dollar store at the corner of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17.

April 03, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Justice overhaul will expand jury pools

A major overhaul this summer of Georgia's jury system will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


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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


Swinging Medallions to play Seafood Fest

The Swinging Medallions will play Oct. 17 at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers say.

August 21, 2014 | Shana Statham | Local news


Big road projects on the list for Bryan County

A draft of the state's upcoming road projects, including several in Bryan County, is now online and available for public review.

August 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Mrs. Tish a fixture at RHHS

Christine Carter starts her work day at 8 a.m. by making sure the windows at Richmond Hill High School's west campus are clean.

August 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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