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Prom dress drive helps teens in need

Sequins and satin filled the small conference room of the Richmond Hill Public Library Saturday when several Richmond Hill teens collected gently used prom dresses and formal gowns for local teens to go to prom.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


ESPLOST up for another vote

A former chairman of the Bryan County Board of Education is doing her part to educate the community about the educational special purpose local option sales tax, or ESPLOST.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A cure for area road woes?

Several area residents got a closer look at the Transportation Referendum of 2012 Tuesday when representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation hosted an informational meeting in Pembroke.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Colonial Marsh denied again

Another request for the Richmond Hill City Council to waive zoning conditions associated with the property known as Colonial Marsh was unanimously denied at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

February 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Arbor Day recognized across county

Arbor Day was recognized in Bryan County this week when the city of Pembroke and a seventh-grade class at Richmond Hill Middle School planted trees to recognize the importance they play in the community.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison | Local news


More pay for commissioners

Bryan County Commissioners will receive a pay increase beginning in January 2013 after a unanimous decision by the board Tuesday at its regularly scheduled meeting.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Suit filed over landfill

Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services is suing Bryan County over the company's proposed North Bryan landfill, claiming the county's ordinances don't comply with state law.

February 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Appeal hearing for P&Z member scheduled

In order to find out exactly why the Richmond Hill City Council voted to remove him from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Stephen Weiss will go before the council at a public appeal hearing.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


BoE asks opinions on new superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke PZ board gets new member

The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will see some new and familiar faces on its board after a decision Monday from the Pembroke City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Dangerous intersection getting a makeover

A Georgia Department of Transportation project is bringing some much-needed safety improvements to a busy intersection in North Bryan County.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ducks getting daffier in Richmond Hill

Some problematic ducks will soon be removed from various areas throughout Richmond Hill after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill PZ says no to giving Colonial Marsh a thumbs up

The Richmond Hill's Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-0 during a public hearing Monday against recommending approval of the proposed Colonial Marsh development near Sterling Creek Plantation.

February 15, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools want community input on next superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 13, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


P&Z dispute takes a turn

The Richmond Hill City Council began the process to discharge a city Planning and Zoning Commission member Tuesday.

February 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Lawhon headed to Darton State

Richmond Hill High School senior reliever Josh Lawhon was so dominant in 2014 he went 6-0, didn't allow a run in region play and was the only relief pitcher to be named All-Region 3-AAAAA by coaches.

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


Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy

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


BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School's new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent's recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Thursday night.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

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


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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