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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


Super spellers

It took five rounds to declare a winner of the Bryan County School system-wide spelling bee Wednesday when three students participated at George Washington Carver Elementary School.

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


BCFC sets plans for 2012, beyond, at retreat

Members of the community gathered Thursday for a retreat at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss Bryan County Family Connection and its role in the community.

February 10, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local streets on improvement list

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded 21 new contracts valued at more than $23.7 million for statewide bridge and infrastructure improvements, and some improvements are slated for Bryan County.

February 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Load limit put on bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced temporary load-limit changes on the state Route 119/E.B. Cooper Highway bridge over Russell Swamp in Liberty County.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rider with a cause

Employees at the Keller Williams Realty Richmond Hill location got a special visit Tuesday from a Queens, N.Y. Keller Williams agent as he passed through Richmond Hill on a unique trip.

February 08, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Getting their Google on

Novice computer users gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill Public Library and cracked open brand new laptops to learn the basics of computers and searching the Internet.

February 08, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Mobile food drop headed to J.F. Gregory Park

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Bryan County Office and the United Way Mobile Food Pantry will be in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at J.F. Gregory Park for a mobile food drop.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Environmental group wants folks to get on the bus

The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


N.Y. barber takes bad luck in stride

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wreck in RH briefly shuts down I-95N

An accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday evening shut down Interstate 95 North.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


RH man killed in work-place accident

A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


WaterWays Township Experiences Encouraging Growth in 2014

WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.

January 28, 2015 | | Local news


Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill's city council won't hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer's request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night's bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff's Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


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