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County to reconsider septic tank limits

County commissioners say they will look into its ordinance that prohibits the use of septic tanks in some areas of the county after hearing concerns of local septic tank installers and developers during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10.

January 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Council considering ‘radical’ changes to charter

About a week after voting to terminate its contract with City Manager Mike Melton, the Richmond Hill City Council is considering eliminating the position from City Hall all together.

January 15, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Melton decision heads for appeal

City Manager Mike Melton has taken advantage of his opportunity to appeal the Richmond Hill City Council's decision to terminate his contract.

January 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston lauds Richmond Hill at annual banquet

Laughter and applause filled the room as 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston entertained more than 100 people Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council to consider changes to city charter

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering changes to the city's charter that include allowing for the ellimination of the city manager position, limits to how often one can serve as mayor and more.

January 13, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


2012 is also local election year

Several countywide seats will be up for grabs this year. Below is a list of those seats, as well as who is currently in office. Qualifying for all countywide seats is from May 23-25.

January 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Precinct, early voting changes ahead for county elections

In addition to changes in the county's political boundaries, voters will also notice some changes to county precincts and early voting during the 2012 elections.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke welcomes new council, mayor

A standing room-only crowd filled Pembroke City Hall on Monday, when dozens of residents came to watch the newly elected city officials take office and honor former mayor Judy Cook for her 12 years of service.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to host workshop, hearing

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

January 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Governor gives details of jobs plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says his goal is to make Georgia the No. 1 state to do business and unveiled a plan focused on infrastructure improvements, tax reform and education.

January 10, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Local news


Cook steps down with love of city, history of service

Judy Cook loves Pembroke.

January 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs plans for Plantation Village 3-1

The development known as Plantation Village got the green light Tuesday from the Richmond Hill City Council after members approved 3-1 a revised master plan.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City manager has time to appeal new board’s first action

Tuesday brought several changes to the city of Richmond Hill as two new council members took office and a contract with city manager Mike Melton was terminated.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


2011: Landfills or charities, residents join for a cause

This is the last of a multi-part series taking a look back on 2011. What was possibly the biggest hot-button topic of the year for Bryan County, the proposed landfill in Black Creek, only recently came to closure - at least for now. But it and other highlights of 2011 showed how this community can band together for something it believes in.

January 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

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


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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