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Proposed 2013 budget is ‘realistic’

The county's $17.5 million spending plan for 2013 is a "realistic" budget that holds the current tax rate and includes pay raises, according to John Grotheer, the county's finance director.

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


Applications being accepted for events

Applications are being accepted for two annual events.

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


Officials expect strong turnout Tuesday

Early voting ended Friday in Georgia, but residents still have one last chance to cast a ballot for the November general election.

November 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A national honor for a local hero

A group of Bryan County firefighters joined Oct. 7 family of Terry Nielsen, a fallen member of the Bryan County Fire Department, at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., as Nielsen's name was added to the National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Wall during a special ceremony.

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


Despite snags, harbor project could start by next summer

SAVANNAH - The federal government said Saturday it has given final approval to a $652 million project to deepen the river channel to the Port of Savannah to make room for supersized cargo ships.

November 02, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Early voting to close Friday in Ga.

Early voting has been taking place across Georgia for more than two weeks, but anyone wishing to cast a ballot early for the November general election has only until Friday to do so.

October 31, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Plans for new chocolate shop, plaza move forward

Plans for a new development along Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill moved forward at the Oct. 16 Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

October 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RH Pharmacy health fair is Friday

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual health fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday in Towne Center, 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

October 25, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City dedicates finished renovations in Northside

A small crowd gathered Sunday in the center of Northside Cemetery in Pembroke to take part in a special dedication ceremony for recent renovations made to the cemetery.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


House incumbents face opposition

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in the November general election.

October 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Festival brings smiles, seafood, music to town

It was a big weekend in Richmond Hill as the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival filled J.F. Gregory Park with kids, kids at heart, carnival rides, vendors - and of course, lots and lots of seafood - for the 14th year in a row.

October 24, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing addresses traffic, road concerns for Creekside

Several Richmond Hill residents got the chance to learn about a potential new community called Creekside at Richmond Hill Plantation on Tuesday when a public hearing was held regarding the project.

October 22, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Crew pulling barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 21, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


New traffic light to turn on along Highway 17

A new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Sommers Boulevard in Richmond Hill is set to become operational this week.

October 17, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Six candidates make their case at forum

Four candidates for contested offices turned out, as did two candidates who won their primaries and are now unopposed, for Tuesday's political forum in Pembroke. But only 26 people, including the six candidates, attended the event hosted by the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce.

October 17, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


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Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill's city council won't hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer's request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night's bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff's Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


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