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Meet Taylor, UGA student and intern

When you're a college journalism student the importance of gaining work experience is constantly drilled into you.

June 18, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Soldier injured in accident on 144

An accident Tuesday afternoon in Richmond Hill left a Fort Stewart soldier injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor trailer just outside the gates of the installation on Highway 144 East.

June 17, 2014 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club installs new officers

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill swore in its new officers at its June 11 meeting. Those officers are President Laura Evans, President-Elect Barry Hall, Immediate Past President John Gough, Treasurer Lucretia Cole, Secretary Ursula Lee, and Directors Zoe Hall, Bob Mock, Bonnie Proctor, and Steve Asplund.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Health officials urge parents to be proactive with immunizations for new school year

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu on the home page.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dixie Pickers Antiques holds grand opening in Richmond Hill

Dixie Pickers Antiques held its grand opening ribbon cutting Monday in Richmond Hill, followed by an open house.

June 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Tara Nielsen wins BCES Biggest Loser Contest

Tara Nielsen wins "BCES Biggest Loser Contest"!With the help of the Bryan County Health Department's recording the weekly weigh ins, Bryan County Emergency Services hosted an 8-week "Biggest Loser" contest for anyone wishing to participate. Although several people signed up, and some even lost more weight, only one person completed all the requirements for the 8-week program. Tara Nielsen, wife of Captain Jeff Nielsen, was dedicated to the program and stuck it out for the entire 8-weeks. She actually didn't have a ton of weight to lose but I believe she was more focused on getting in ...

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


County residents to save on flood insurance after rating drop

Homeowners in unincorporated Bryan County should start seeing lower premiums on their FEMA flood insurance, officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Academic Honors: Dozens of local students earn college honors

Neely on the list at GSW

June 14, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke ISO ratings drop

Pembroke home and business owners should see lower insurance premiums in October, after the Pembroke Fire Department dropped its ISO rating from a 5/9 to a 4/9 - or a 4/4x under the new rating system.

June 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Grotheer appointed interim county administrator

Bryan County Finance Director John Grotheer will act as interim county administrator beginning July 1. He will replace Ray Pittman, who stepped down earlier this year from the county's top appointed post.

June 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Warriors Walk trees dying

The 468 eastern redbud trees at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are dying. According to Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the trees intended to be living memorials begin dying shortly after they're planted.

June 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Koenig charts course for med school

A member of Richmond Hill High School's class of 2014 has been accepted to Mercer University's undergraduate and medical schools.

June 11, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club's fishing derby reels in the kids

The weather was absolutely perfect Saturday morning as more than 350 children participated in the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill's 24th annual Fishing Derby.

June 11, 2014 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School honor roll

Richmond Hill High School

June 10, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill Middle School honor roll

RICHMOND HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL

June 10, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

August 26, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

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


Red Cross, BEMS test ability to handle disaster

A raging wildfire burned multiple South Bryan homes, a tanker truck exploded --- seemed just about everything that could go wrong did Saturday at a tony South Bryan neighborhood.

August 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


They're No. 1

The South Bryan County Recreation Department has been named the top rec department in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 2, beating out 27 other agencies.

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


Updated: Incident report on shooting released

Suites at Station Exchange Director Rich DeLong said Thursday that the Wednesday shooting that injured one of the facility's workers brought out the best in the facility's employees.

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


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