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Gunman gives up in downtown standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A gunman who jumped from a Jaguar and barricaded himself inside a landmark restaurant Thursday surrendered peacefully after a three-hour standoff that shut down part ofSavannah's18th-century historic district.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Gunman, police in standoff downtown

SAVANNAH - A gunman has barricaded himself inside the Olde Pink House, prompting authorities to close some areas of the city's downtown historic district Thursday morning, police said.

May 17, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


One more adds name to hat for District 1

North Bryan resident Noah Covington has declared his intention to seek the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in the coming election.

May 16, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Get ready to detour

Residents who use Ford Avenue east of Highway 17 to get in and out of the city will have to add a few minutes and a few miles to their travel time for a few days beginning Saturday.

May 16, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Detours planned for Ford Ave. May 19-23

Ford Avenue will be closed from May 19-23 for repairs to the railroad tracks near Richmond Hill City Hall.

May 15, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Community meeting

District 5 Bryan County Commissioner Jimmy Henderson will host a community meeting for District 5 constituents at 6 p.m. Thursday.

May 14, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Development Authority discusses future growth

Curious about the Development Authority of Bryan County - what it does and why it does it? Or what the future of industrial growth holds for Bryan County?

May 10, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Fund seeks to restore Old Glory

Former Richmond Hill Mayor Richard Davis is heading up efforts to bring back a large American flag that once flew at the foot of the viaduct on Highway 17 south in Richmond Hill.

May 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Detours set next week for Ford Avenue

Ford Avenue will be closed from May 19-23 for repairs to the railroad tracks near Richmond Hill City Hall.

May 09, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Seger to seek second term to BoE

Dennis Seger has declared his intent to seek a second term as the District 2 representative on the Bryan County Board of Education in the coming election.

May 09, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Weiss officially removed from planning board

An attempt by Stephen Weiss to find out why the Richmond Hill City Council wanted to remove him from the city Planning and Zoning Commission failed Tuesday when the council voted 3-1 to take him off of the volunteer board.

May 06, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council taps Lovell for city manager

After nearly four months without a city manager, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday during its regular meeting to hire Chris Lovell to fill the position.

May 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City's open for business program still waiting on first customer

Just over three weeks have passed since Richmond Hill launched its "Open for Business" initiative and according to Mayor Harold Fowler, businesses are seeking more information about the program.

May 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


GBI looking into email 'hacking' by former city council members

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether two former Richmond Hill city council members illegally obtained city emails.

May 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School basketball coach steps down to take job at Metter High

Richmond Hill High School boys basketball coach William Altman won't be on the bench for the Wildcats next season.

May 02, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Update: Homicide victim died of gunshot wound

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy revealed James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an altercation Friday night on Lincoln Circle in Kilkinney..

September 30, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Gridiron Association member wants group to push for more support from BoE

If Erin Cowan has her way, members of the Bryan County Board of Education will start hearing from the Richmond Hill High School Gridiron Association on a regular basis.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bedspread Derby set

Want to have fun and help give the homeless a hand up? Organizers are looking for teams, sponsors and vendors for Family Promise of Bryan County's first Bedspread Derby, coming Nov. 1 at the parking lot of First Baptist Church of Richmond Hill.

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


Quite the entrance

Fort Stewart 1st Lt. Daniel Wynn and his wife, Corina, headed to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart on Thursday night to welcome their new baby; however, the infant had other plans.

September 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County News to roll out new printing schedule

The Bryan County News, the area's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications' content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.

September 27, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


RH couple welcome baby on roadside

Fort Stewart 1 Lt. Daniel Wynn was on his way to Winn Army Hospital on Fort Stewart when his wife, Corina Wynn, gave birth to a baby boy they named David on the side of Leroy Coffer Highway in Liberty County, about half a mile from North Coastal Highway.

September 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Pin likely put in bread after it left bakery

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said Wednesday he's 99 percent certain a straight pin found by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Environmental advocacy group seeks to protect Georgia coast

If you haven't heard of the group 100 Miles, you're probably not alone.

September 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


St Anne's Catholic Church to hold groundbreaking Oct. 2

From a press release issued Monday:

September 22, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Kickoff for RHHS game at Glynn Academy set for 6 p.m.

Fans making the trip to Brunswick to the see Richmond Hill High School take on Glynn Academy on Friday will want to get an early start: kickoff for that game is 6 p.m. because it's homecoming for the Red Terrors.

September 22, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Howell the GAFC 2014 Fire Chief of the Year

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named the 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

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


Bryan County News to roll out new printing schedule

The Bryan County News, the area's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications' content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.

September 20, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Thursday night fire destroys apartment

A fire destroyed an apartment Thursday night in the 200 block of Casey Drive in Richmond Hill.

September 19, 2014 | Lewis Levine Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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