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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


Ogeechee gets restocked with fish

A handful of citizens, legislators and wildlife officials watched Wednesday as thousands of tiny, baby fish were released into the Ogeechee River.

October 15, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Festival holds early hour for young riders

Dozens of kids and their families filed into J.F. Gregory Park Friday morning where they were greeted by Ronald McDonald, Elmo, Spiderman and others as they helped officially kick off the13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

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


Teen program gets fresh face

Pembroke's Teens Being Teens after school program is off to a fresh start under the direction of Ashlynne Blunt, the program's new youth advisory leader.

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


Jury panel to report Monday

Trial jurors for state court were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the October 2011 term of the Bryan County State Court.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke OKs parade route change

The annual Christmas parade route in Pembroke will be a tad longer than in years past after a decision by the Pembroke City Council at its regular meeting Monday.

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


Getting ready for big crowds

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival rolls into J.F. Gregory Park this week bringing carnival rides, arts and crafts, delectable seafood and much more to area residents and tourists alike.

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


Council denies development requests on property access

Plans for the proposed Colonial Marsh development behind Sterling Creek subdivision came to a halt Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to deny the developer's requests for zoning changes.

October 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hatchery gets needed pump through CCA donation

The Richmond Hill Hatchery has received a much-needed pump thanks to a donation from the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia.

October 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Letter seeks independent testing of river

POOLER - State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.

October 08, 2011 | Pat Donahue Special to the News | Local news


Registration deadline less than a week away

The countywide special election and municipal elections are still about a month away, but the deadline for voter registration is just around the corner.

October 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | 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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