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Repairs to GPB radio tower in Pembroke under way

Repairs to Savannah's Georgia Public Broadcasting radio tower located in Pembroke are under way as the company works to restore full power after a lightning strike damaged the tower in November.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Researchers keep watch as right whales return

BRUNSWICK - One of the world's rarest marine mammals is returning to Georgia's coast. A North Atlantic right whale was seen off South Carolina on last week, the first of a watery winter migration.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Helen's Haven advocates for children

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Knitting group donates flag flown in Afghanistan

An American flag flown in Afghanistan is on display in the Richmond Hill Public Library thanks to efforts from the Common Threads knitting group.

December 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart starts holiday season with tree lighting

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their young children gathered outside Club Stewart Thursday night for Fort Stewart's annual tree-lighting ceremony.

December 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Annual campaign raises funds for United Way programs

Programs offered through the United Way of Bryan County will receive much-needed funding after this year's campaign generated more than $64,000.

December 03, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Christmas Stroll, Holiday Market set for Dec. 10 in RH

Holiday shoppers are encouraged to shop the "Hill" for a unique coastal Christmas as the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Christmas Stroll and Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gears up for holiday festivities

While Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping may have come and gone, Christmas festivities in Bryan County, including parades, a chili cook-off, tree lightings and more, are just around the corner to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.

December 01, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


UGA extension cutbacks hit county program

Some changes will soon take place in the University of Georgia Extension Services in Bryan County as local extension agent Don Gardner steps down to fill an empty extension agent position in Glynn County.

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


Bryan gets Work Ready certified

County officials and civic leaders gathered Tuesday at Black Creek Golf Course in Ellabell to celebrate the recent announcement that Bryan County is officially Georgia Work Ready certified.

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


Winn program receives partnership award

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Physician Assistant Education Association presented Winn Army Community Hospital with its Partnership Award at PAEA's recent Annual Education Forum in New Orleans.

November 29, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Effort will bring meat closer to hungry residents

Georgia conservation groups and meat processors have teamed up to provide a way for hunters to donate deer this season to help Georgia's Hunters for the Hungry deer donation program, and some are hoping to bring the program a little closer to local residents.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan housing market on 'upward slope'

Bryan County home sales in October experienced a hiccup compared to August and September, but things are expected to pick back up soon with a 23 percent increase in home sales and more new home construction than this time last year.

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


Road dedication honors fallen firefighter

Family and friends gathered Tuesday evening near the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan for a dedication ceremony to honor a Bryan County firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty and whose name also is now officially a county street.

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


Mayors' Motorcade helps deliver holiday cheer

Patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital will receive a little Christmas cheer when Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe deliver gifts as part of the 2011 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 25, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


School board approves sale of school to Pembroke

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the sale of Bryan County Elementary and a 6.59 acre site to Pembroke, a week after the city OK'd its part of the deal.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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