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BCFC celebrates decade of service

Barbecue, summertime tea, cake and ice cream danced on the taste buds of Bryan County Family Connection members Thursday as they celebrated the organization's 10th birthday at J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

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


Residents call for closure of King America Finishing

Land owners, fishermen and many who simply love the Ogeechee River gathered Tuesday night to pose questions to EPD and DNR officials about the fish kill.

June 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Work begins on regional projects list

The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.

June 08, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill reports ongoing 'spill' at facility

The "major spill" that was reported last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment facility was actually ongoing for eight days, according to a press release from the city.

June 07, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Electric co-op holds annual meeting, elects board of directors

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Area legislators to hold meeting on Ogeechee fish kill

State legislators serving Bryan County and other areas along the Ogeechee River will host a public meeting this week with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on the recent fish kill in the river.

June 06, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County officials ready for 2011 storm season

Residents of Bryan County can rest a little easier this hurricane season knowing that Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson along with his agency and staff are well prepared to assist residents in the event of a major storm.

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


Bryan County pays tribute for Memorial Day

It was a weekend of remembrance in Bryan County as people on both ends of the county participated in ceremonies paying homage to military service members who have died defending the U.S.

June 01, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City spills treated wastewater into Elbow Swamp

Richmond Hill has reported its first "major spill" of the year at its wastewater treatment plant at Sterling Creek.

May 31, 2011 | By Lori Wynn | Local news


Monitoring is key for water source quality

Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.

May 31, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Plantation Lumber makes a splash with open house

Kids and adults alike had fun Thursday at Plantation Lumber's annual open house and business after-hours event through the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people came out to enjoy a plethora of low country boil, raffles, musical entertainment and much more.

May 30, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Swim advisory lifted for Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bacterial disease cause of fish kill

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


State warns of fish kill in Ogeechee

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35- to 40-mile segment of the Ogeechee River in Screven and Bulloch counties with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


Planning commission meeting canceled

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Monday, May 23, has been canceled.

May 23, 2011 | | 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


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


Bryan County Emergency Services station remodeled

The Bryan County Emergency Services station in Pembroke got more than a fresh coat of paint recently. It also got a new carport.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS has new principal

After a called meeting and a 20-minute executive session, the Bryan County Board of Education voted Friday evening to name Cari Delatorre as the new principal for Bryan County High School.

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


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