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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


City manager relieved of duties

After serving the city of Richmond Hill for 15 years, city manager Mike Melton was relieved of his duties at Tuesday's regularly scheduled city council meeting.

January 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Two battalions deploying to Afghanistan

Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.

January 03, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Local news


Council to hear request for Richmond Hill Plantation

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

January 02, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City agenda includes BCC

Several things are on the 2012 agenda for the city of Richmond Hill including a property annexation, new sidewalks, Interstate 95 interchange improvements and more.

January 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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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


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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