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One week left to cast early ballots

Monday marks the final week of early voting in Bryan County, and voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to cast their ballots before Election Day for the countywide and municipal elections.

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


Two of four candidates field voter questions at forum

Around 50 city residents gathered Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center for a candidate forum to hear what plans City Council candidates Jan Bass and John Fesperman have for the city if elected.

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


Candidate forum set for today

Voters will have the chance to find out more about the Richmond Hill City Council candidates' plans for the city and the countywide penny tax at 6 p.m. Thursday during a candidate forum at the Richmond Hill City Center.

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


Kangeter, Hamilton face off for at-large seat

Although all seats on the Pembroke City Council are up for grabs this election year, voters will only see one contested seat at the polls.

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


Five seek votes for uncontested seats

As early voting continues and Election Day nears, residents in Pembroke will see several incumbents, as well as some new names, on their ballot for the Pembroke City Council.

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


Riverkeeper files suit against state EPD

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The suit claims EPD failed to protect citizens and honor their right to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.

October 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Developer striving to be a good neighbor

Atlantic Waste Services just wants to be a good neighbor.

October 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman promotes penny tax

The importance of the special purpose local option sales tax and its use in Bryan County is a "no brainer."

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Welch, Kornegay get top RHP honor from peers

RichmonDelete - Merge Upd Hill Primary School surprised Aura Welch and Sara Kornegay on Monday when they were named the teacher and paraprofessional of the year, respectively.

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Hires, Fesperman seek Post 3

With early voting under way and Election Day just around the corner, it's time to for voters to decide who will hold the Post 3 seat for the next term on the Richmond Hill City Council.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


Hodges, Bass vye for Post 4

The Post 4 seat on the Richmond Hill City Council is up for grabs this year, and residents will have two candidates to choose from when stopping by the polls.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


County drops rezoning plans for Hwy. 17

After hearing input from residents and property owners, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners decided Oct. 11 not to move forward with the rezoning of a five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17.

October 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Thousands flock to city for Seafood Festival

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park over the weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


Early voting gets under way Tuesday

Election Day is still a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents have the chance to cast their votes for municipal and the countywide special elections ahead of schedule.

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


County talks wastewter options for South Bryan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners entertained future wastewater treatment options Tuesday due to some area developers' concerns of the cost to tap into the facility at WaterWays Township in South Bryan.

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


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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


Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

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


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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