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Early voting gets under way Tuesday

Election Day is still a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents have the chance to cast their votes for municipal and the countywide special elections ahead of schedule.

October 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County talks wastewter options for South Bryan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners entertained future wastewater treatment options Tuesday due to some area developers' concerns of the cost to tap into the facility at WaterWays Township in South Bryan.

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


Ogeechee gets restocked with fish

A handful of citizens, legislators and wildlife officials watched Wednesday as thousands of tiny, baby fish were released into the Ogeechee River.

October 15, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Festival holds early hour for young riders

Dozens of kids and their families filed into J.F. Gregory Park Friday morning where they were greeted by Ronald McDonald, Elmo, Spiderman and others as they helped officially kick off the13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

October 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Teen program gets fresh face

Pembroke's Teens Being Teens after school program is off to a fresh start under the direction of Ashlynne Blunt, the program's new youth advisory leader.

October 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Jury panel to report Monday

Trial jurors for state court were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the October 2011 term of the Bryan County State Court.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke OKs parade route change

The annual Christmas parade route in Pembroke will be a tad longer than in years past after a decision by the Pembroke City Council at its regular meeting Monday.

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


Getting ready for big crowds

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival rolls into J.F. Gregory Park this week bringing carnival rides, arts and crafts, delectable seafood and much more to area residents and tourists alike.

October 12, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council denies development requests on property access

Plans for the proposed Colonial Marsh development behind Sterling Creek subdivision came to a halt Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to deny the developer's requests for zoning changes.

October 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hatchery gets needed pump through CCA donation

The Richmond Hill Hatchery has received a much-needed pump thanks to a donation from the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia.

October 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Letter seeks independent testing of river

POOLER - State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.

October 08, 2011 | Pat Donahue Special to the News | Local news


Registration deadline less than a week away

The countywide special election and municipal elections are still about a month away, but the deadline for voter registration is just around the corner.

October 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council denies Colonial Marsh request

Plans for the proposed Colonial Marsh subdivision to be located behind Sterling Creek Subdivision came to a halt Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to deny the developer's requests for zoning changes.

October 05, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County borrowing $1.5M for infrastructure

Bryan County recently was awarded a low-interest loan worth $1.5 million from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to fund water and sewer system projects.

October 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


RH woman hits $300k jackpot

A Bryan County resident has a little extra dough in her pockets after winning the top prize from a Georgia Lottery instant game.

October 03, 2011 | Staff report 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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