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Reviewing ‘lessons learned’

Local officials will meet today at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss lessons learned in the successful recruitment of Caesarstone Technologies to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan shivers under ‘polar vortex’

While there weren't many visible signs of Tuesday's frigid temperatures, it was impossible to deny that it was just plain cold out.

January 08, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Change your routine to avoid boredom, keep workouts challenging

Ever get bored with a workout? Or hit a plateau during your weight loss? Then you are not alone.

January 08, 2014 | By Marilyn Ward Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has hired Valdosta Fire Department battalion chief Ralph Catlett as its new fire chief, the city announced Tuesday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke rings in new year with approved spending plan

Pembroke council members rang out the old year and anticipated the new by adopting a 2014 operating budget of $1.82 million during a brief called meeting Monday night at City Hall.

January 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lovell: Much in store for RH in ‘14

Richmond Hill residents can look forward to park improvements, additional sidewalks and groundbreaking on the city's new wastewater treatment plant in 2014, City Manager Chris Lovell said recently while setting out the city's goals for the year.

January 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Get help for the holiday blues

Mental health providers recommend individuals with the "holiday blues" speak up and reach out for help.

December 31, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Tax hikes and turn lanes

Tax hikes, turn lanes and thrice-made grand champions, oh my! 2013 had a lot in store for many Bryan County residents

December 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Tree-recycling program continues through Saturday

This year is the first time Richmond Hill resident Marty Martinez has used the Christmas tree recycling program in J.F. Gregory Park, but it won't be his last.

December 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


2014 will bring earlier primaries, races for local boards

Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including those for six local seats in Bryan County – will need to qualify March 3-7.

December 28, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke DDA gets national recognition

The Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial distict revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

December 28, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Industrial park makes news in 2013

Every year has its big stories, and 2013 was no different in that regard in Bryan County, where Richmond Hill not only got a new industrial park, but also a new tenant for it - and took substantial steps towards getting another I-95 interchange.

December 28, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County’s to-do list long for 2014

Bryan County families should look for big recreational gains in 2014, according to County Administrator Ray Pittman, as both ends of the county should get some hot weather relief when splash parks are installed later next summer in Hendrix and Henderson Parks.

December 24, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


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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


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

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 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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