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County, fire officials talk operations change

Bryan County Fire Department officials met with several county commissioners Wednesday evening to discuss the future structure of the emergency services operations throughout the county.

November 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee gets No. 1 on 2011 dirty rivers lists

With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.

November 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Running to remember: Freeman 5K draws crowd

Even the winners of the second annual Capt. Matthew Freeman 5K Run for Peace said Friday's race at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill wasn't about winning.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gives nod to veterans' sacrifices

Hundreds of area residents gathered in J.F. Gregory Park on a chilly Friday morning to honor veterans – past, present and future – during the Veterans Day ceremony hosted by Richmond Hill.

November 12, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Frost advisory to get close

Authorities have issued a freeze warning for parts of central and eastern Georgia, where temperatures are expected to plunge into the upper 20s in some areas Friday morning.

November 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Author Ginger Cucolo visits area for book signing

Fort Stewart's former first lady, Ginger Cucolo, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, was back in the area Thursday for a special book signing of her recently released book, "Dog Tags: The History, Personal Stories, Cultural Impact and Future of Military Identification."

November 10, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke salutes veterans

Stars and stripes whipped in the wind Saturday morning when Pembroke residents paid tribute to local veterans during the fifth annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 164.

November 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Voters keep the penny rolling

The special purpose local option sales tax will continue for another six years in Bryan County.

November 09, 2011 | Lori Wynn | Local news


Hamilton wins at-large race in Pembroke

Ernest Hamilton is back on the Pembroke City Council, and the town will have a new mayor for the first time in 12 years when the new year rolls around.

November 09, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Newcomers win in Richmond Hill

Voters have decided that Jan Bass and John Fesperman will represent Richmond Hill as city council members according to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office.

November 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Voters say 'yes' to SPLOST

According to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office, the special purpose local option sales tax will continue for another six years.

November 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Challengers win in Richmond Hill, Pembroke

According to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office, John Fesperman and Jan Bass have won in Richmond Hill, and Ernest Hamilton will take office in Pembroke - though the votes in some cases are close.

November 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Voters decide SPLOST, council seats today

Early voting may have ended Friday, but that doesn't mean Bryan County voters have missed their opportunity to cast a vote in the 2011 municipal and countywide elections.

November 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County planners deny recommendation

Applause from the standing room-only crowd filled the courtroom in Pembroke on Thursday evening as the Bryan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously not to recommend changes to the county's waste management district ordinance submitted by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services.

November 05, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Planning and Zoning votes against ordinance changes

Applause filled the courtroom at the county courthouse in Pembroke Thursday evening as the Bryan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted not to recommend changes to the county's waste management district ordinance submitted by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services.

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


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School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

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


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

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


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

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


Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

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


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

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


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

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


1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking "inappropriate" photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city's annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

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


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