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Parade rallies crowds in Pembroke

More than 1,000 people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Pembroke when the city's 28th annual Christmas parade and festival rolled through town bringing marching bands, parade floats, arts and crafts and more for everyone to enjoy.

December 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Landfill request denied

Applause erupted from a standing room-only crowd Tuesday as the Bryan County Commissioners voted to deny requests from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

December 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Council names new zoning board member

The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday appointing Jonathan Goodman.

December 13, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Second reading set for landfill company's request

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a second and final reading of an ordinance change regarding landfills during its regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

December 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Local officials serve as Santa’s elves

Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.

December 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Use caution to prevent fires during holidays

Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose fire risks if handled improperly.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke lights tree, readies for festival

More than 50 people turned out Saturday to see a giant Christmas tree light up the downtown area of Pembroke as part of the 27th annual Pembroke Christmas Tree lighting.

December 08, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Boats, fireworks light up Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River lit up Saturday night thanks to the help of some festively decorated boats and a fireworks display.

December 07, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-off stews up stiff competition

Piping-hot chili lured hundreds of people to the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday when more than a dozen chili vendors served up samples of home-cooked chili during the city's 10th annual Chili Cook-Off.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill parade rolls out ‘sweet candy’ spirit, tunes, more

Adults and children alike lined the sidewalks of Hwy. 144 and Richard Davis Drive on Saturday morning when marching bands, cheerleaders, parade floats and more rolled through town as part of the 16th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Repairs to GPB radio tower in Pembroke under way

Repairs to Savannah's Georgia Public Broadcasting radio tower located in Pembroke are under way as the company works to restore full power after a lightning strike damaged the tower in November.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Researchers keep watch as right whales return

BRUNSWICK - One of the world's rarest marine mammals is returning to Georgia's coast. A North Atlantic right whale was seen off South Carolina on last week, the first of a watery winter migration.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Helen's Haven advocates for children

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Knitting group donates flag flown in Afghanistan

An American flag flown in Afghanistan is on display in the Richmond Hill Public Library thanks to efforts from the Common Threads knitting group.

December 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart starts holiday season with tree lighting

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their young children gathered outside Club Stewart Thursday night for Fort Stewart's annual tree-lighting ceremony.

December 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


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Proposed attendance area for McAllister Elementary announced

A proposed attendance area for McAllister Elementary has been announced. Here's a link to an interactive map of the proposal

November 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Man stopped for going 101 thought it was OK

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Basketball roundup: Wildcats win, Bryan County sweeps SEB

Richmond Hill High School won its season basketball opener Saturday night, beating Wayne County 64-26.

November 23, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


I-95 interchange project shown to public

South Bryan residents crowded the meeting room of the Bryan County Board of Commisisoners on Thursday to learn more about the I-95 interchange at Belfast Keller Road.

November 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Donors help schools go the extra mile for kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, members of the Bryan County Board of Education had extra reason to be thankful at Thursday night's meeting at Bryan County High School in Pembroke.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS students Skype with U.S. Senator

Freshmen in Morrie Shelkoff's honors government class at Bryan County High School got a chance Tuesday to interview U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, during a morning Skype session in the school's media center.

November 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Caesarstone, DOL to host job fair at RH City Center

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a job fair to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility with the latest technology located in Richmond Hill. The recruitment will be Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center, 520 Cedar St.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill approves new logo

Members of Richmond Hill City Council voted to update the city's "brand" Tuesday night, approving by a unanimous vote a new city logo modeled after the Ogeechee River's famous -- at least to locals -- Seven Mile Bend.

November 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Santa Scramble raises nearly $18,000 for kids

The 15th annual John Stevens-Good Ol' Boys Santa Scramble raised nearly $18,000 for the Bryan County Children's Fund.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Howell completes leadership course

Freddy Howell, director of Bryan County Emergency Services. completed the year-long 2014 Georgia EMS Directors and Management Leadership course on Nov. 6 in a ceremony in Statesboro.

November 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Open house on new I-95 interchange set for Thursday

Georgia DOT announces Bryan County will be holding a Public Information Open House meeting to discuss the proposed Belfast Keller Road Interchange on I-95 in Bryan County.

November 17, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


BoE talks districting at work session

Using maps, charts, numbers and plenty of slides, Bryan County Board of Education members and school officials spent nearly 90 minutes Thursday night trying to figure out which kids will attend the new McAllister Elementary when it opens next fall.

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


Newman, Parker sign baseball scholarships

As Chandler Newman and Chaise Parker got ready to sign their national letters of intent Thursday afternoon, Wildcats baseball coach Stacy Bennett called the crowd that filled the Richmond Hill High School media center Wednesday a testament to the seniors.

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


Veterans honored with thanks, song, race

Hundreds gathered for separate events Tuesday at J.F. Gregory Park to say thanks to veterans and honor the memory of Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman, who was killed Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan.

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


For local veterans and families, welcome home was nice

Bob Proctor was among a number of Vietnam veterans to get a welcome home Tuesday during a Veterans Day observance at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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


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