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.
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.
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.
Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.
The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.
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.
Nestled between the tennis courts and a wooded area at the Richmond Hill Recreation Complex off of Ball Park Road, one can find Ozzy Park - a place where area skateboarders can practice and enjoy the sport any time.
Three Richmond Hill businesses in the Ford Plaza shopping center were hit by burglars early Tuesday morning.
A lot happened in 2011, around the world and close to home. Some of it was good, some wasn't. Here in Bryan County, there were stories of heartbreak and gladness, triumph and tragedy - but when the chips were down, there were stories that showed our community to be a resilient, caring place.
Residents will see some paved roads in South Bryan in the coming year, while both ends of the county will likely see improvements to recreation facilities.
A new organization in North Bryan County is helping young girls learn how to be just that – girls.
Licensed real estate agents, appraisers and brokers applying to renew their Georgia licenses after Jan. 1 must comply with new rules established by Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, according to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to plan carefully when hitting the highways for the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel periods. Troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of the celebrations.
While many Bryan County families will gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables Sunday with family, there are some residents who will celebrate the holiday a little differently.
The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Bryan County Office and the United Way Mobile Food Pantry will be in Richmond Hill from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at J.F. Gregory Park for a mobile food drop.
The environmental advocacy group One Hundred Miles is chartering a bus to take area residents to Atlanta in February to talk to legislators about issues facing the Georgia coast.
Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.
An accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday evening shut down Interstate 95 North.
A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.
A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.
WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.
The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.
Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.
A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.
Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:
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.
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.
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.