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City gets $4M loan for wastewater project

Richmond Hill is getting some help from the state in funding its wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion.

November 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Push-back expected for roads tax referendum

Though all Regional Transportation Roundtable Committees throughout the state have approved their lists of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum, not everyone is in favor of the penny tax that would pay for such projects.

November 21, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents turn out for landfill request

A first reading of ordinance changes regarding waste management districts in Bryan County was held Tuesday before a standing room-only crowd at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke at the Bryan County Commissioners' regular meeting.

November 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at Waiting for a Cure luncheon

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed was the honored patient Friday at the 2011 Waiting on a Cure luncheon at the Hilton Savannah Desoto on East Liberty Street.

November 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Post pumps billions into area economy

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton joined the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for the group's monthly breakfast.

November 18, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Gullah/Geechee commission talks culture

More than 20 representatives gathered at Midway's Dorchester Academy last week to discuss preservation and cultural reclamation during the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission's fall meeting.

November 18, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Council discusses replacing basketball championship signs

The Richmond Hill City Council is hoping to replace signs that were once posted at the city limits announcing the local high school's status as state champions in basketball.

November 16, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke looks to change alcoholic beverage law

Some changes may be on the way for Pembroke's alcohol ordinance regarding restaurant alcohol sales after discussion Monday at the Pembroke City Council meeting.

November 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Operation Christmas Child in full swing

Hundreds of shoeboxes filled with toys, clothes and more were stacked in a corner of the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church chapel Tuesday as the Operation Christmas Child relay week began.

November 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City council meets Tuesday

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County to hear Atlantic Waste request, presentation

An ordinance amendment request from Atlantic Waste Services makes it way to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners this week during the board's regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Chickens in search of new home

Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently because the wooded area between Love's Travel Center on Hwy. 144 and I-95 where it lived was removed for development.

November 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


County, fire officials talk operations change

Bryan County Fire Department officials met with several county commissioners Wednesday evening to discuss the future structure of the emergency services operations throughout the county.

November 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee gets No. 1 on 2011 dirty rivers lists

With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.

November 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Running to remember: Freeman 5K draws crowd

Even the winners of the second annual Capt. Matthew Freeman 5K Run for Peace said Friday's race at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill wasn't about winning.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County 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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