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Feds approve disaster designation for farmers

After a request from Gov. Nathan Deal, federal agriculture officials have declared 22 Georgia counties as disaster areas due to ongoing drought conditions.

June 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gets its own farmers market

Starting July 19, South Bryan residents will have the opportunity to buy local farm fresh produce, crafts, plants and more at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market in J.F. Gregory Park.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrations set for July Fourth

July Fourth celebrations are slated in Pembroke and Richmond Hill and at Fort McAllister State Park and Fort Stewart, so get the red white and blue ready for ringing in Independence Day.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Zaxby's a step closer to reality

Construction of a new Zaxby's restaurant in Richmond Hill could begin soon after Richmond Hill City Council members approved a site plan and building elevations at Tuesday's council meeting.

June 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Correction: No suspect in custody for Pembroke arson fires

Correction: Pembroke police chief Mark Crowe said no suspect is in custody for three fires earlier this month that are believed to be intentionally set. The Bryan County News reported June 22 that a suspect was in custody. The News regrets the error.

June 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board approves rezoning for boat storage

South Bryan will soon see a new boat storage facility on Kilkenny Road after a nearly 16-acre tract of land was rezoned Tuesday by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners get refresher on land-use plan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners got a refresher course on the local and regional land-use plans during a workshop June 14 before its regular meeting in the Administrative Complex.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Heat advisory issued for Bryan County

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has issued a heat advisory for inland Bryan County from noon to 8 p.m. today.

June 21, 2011 | | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty County highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 21, 2011 | Pat Watkins Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs loan for fire station, truck

County commissioners are floating a $400,000 loan for a fire station and truck to be paid for by the owners of a developing community in South Bryan.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Display will tell story of Capt. Freeman

Driving up to the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan, some may not know much about the Capt. Matthew Freeman of Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. But now when they walk inside the building, they'll be able to find out exactly who he was.

June 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OKs design rules for downtown

Downtown Pembroke may be on its way to a facelift thanks to a decision at Monday night's City Council meeting.

June 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City Center looks for use during festival

Officials are hoping to find better ways to utilize the Richmond Hill City Center during the area's largest and most popular event of the year – the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, but it's not likely to happen in time for this year's event.

June 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City to take over July Fourth celebration

The Fourth of July celebration in J.F. Gregory Park will be slightly different this year after a decision during Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

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


Regional panel sets deadline for project list

The executive committee of the Coastal Georgia Regional Roundtable set a deadline Wednesday for counties to submit a "constrained" list of desired transportation projects to the committee.

June 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


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County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

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


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

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


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter and Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17.

July 14, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


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