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Lawmaker's comments roil residents

According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."

December 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


OMI suing Richmond Hill for $2 million

The public works management company OMI is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, claiming the city's decision end its relationship with the company is a breach of contract.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County board makes plans for Jan. workshop

Bryan County may look for a way to convince developers to construct homes on larger lots during a county commission workshop next month at the Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.

December 19, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcat wrestlers look to double up on state qualifiers in 2014

Last season was a good one for the Richmond Hill High School wrestling program, which had its first ever state runner-up in Ethan Wampler, the area's top wrestler who came within a match of winning the 120-pound title in Class AAAAA.

December 18, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


R.H. settles suit with engineer

Richmond Hill has agreed to a $150,000 settlement with an engineering firm it fired nearly two years ago regarding the design of the planned wastewater treatment facility.

December 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council OKs height request for St. Anne

Richmond Hill just got about 30 feet taller, after City Council members unanimously approved Wednesday a request by an architectural group for a variance in the city's building code to allow an 86-foot bell tower.

December 15, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County still hoping for penny

Voters here may one-day be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.

December 14, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke joins task force on water supply

Citing a need to ensure enough water for future growth, Pembroke officials signed Monday to the county's new water task force.

December 13, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Tree-lighting marks season, Pearl Harbor

Pembroke flipped the switch on its annual Christmas celebration last Saturday, literally.

December 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-Off proves cool weather not needed for chili

In what has become an annual kickoff to Richmond Hill's Christmas festivities, thousands of people enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off in J. F. Gregory Park on a balmy evening Friday.

December 11, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Spirits, temps run high for 18th annual parade

It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on the day of the 18th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining Ford Avenue and other streets along the parade route in the hopes of catching an unblocked view of the procession.

December 11, 2013 | Magdalena Bresson Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate stumps for food donations

John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.

December 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


FEAR militia members have first appearance

LUDIWICI - Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.

December 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Special to the News | Local news


Body of man found in restaurant parking lot

Police dispatched to the parking lot of Richmond Hill restaurant Steamers around 11:43 a.m. Wednesday to check on an unconscious person instead found the dead body of a man identified as Evans Patrick Fruitticher, 23. The case is under investigation by the Richmond Hill Police Department. No other information was released.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County 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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