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Council approves Harris Trail Townhomes

Richmond Hill will soon see more housing after the Richmond Hill City Council approved Tuesday a master plan for Harris Trail Townhomes.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Commissioners want a raise

Bryan County Board of Commissioners talked money at the Jan. 10 regular meeting in Pembroke as they discussed raising the commissioners' pay and approved a resolution for 2012 county qualifying fees.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County to reconsider septic tank limits

County commissioners say they will look into its ordinance that prohibits the use of septic tanks in some areas of the county after hearing concerns of local septic tank installers and developers during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10.

January 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Council considering ‘radical’ changes to charter

About a week after voting to terminate its contract with City Manager Mike Melton, the Richmond Hill City Council is considering eliminating the position from City Hall all together.

January 15, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Melton decision heads for appeal

City Manager Mike Melton has taken advantage of his opportunity to appeal the Richmond Hill City Council's decision to terminate his contract.

January 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston lauds Richmond Hill at annual banquet

Laughter and applause filled the room as 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston entertained more than 100 people Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council to consider changes to city charter

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering changes to the city's charter that include allowing for the ellimination of the city manager position, limits to how often one can serve as mayor and more.

January 13, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


2012 is also local election year

Several countywide seats will be up for grabs this year. Below is a list of those seats, as well as who is currently in office. Qualifying for all countywide seats is from May 23-25.

January 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Precinct, early voting changes ahead for county elections

In addition to changes in the county's political boundaries, voters will also notice some changes to county precincts and early voting during the 2012 elections.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke welcomes new council, mayor

A standing room-only crowd filled Pembroke City Hall on Monday, when dozens of residents came to watch the newly elected city officials take office and honor former mayor Judy Cook for her 12 years of service.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to host workshop, hearing

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

January 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Governor gives details of jobs plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says his goal is to make Georgia the No. 1 state to do business and unveiled a plan focused on infrastructure improvements, tax reform and education.

January 10, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Local news


Cook steps down with love of city, history of service

Judy Cook loves Pembroke.

January 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs plans for Plantation Village 3-1

The development known as Plantation Village got the green light Tuesday from the Richmond Hill City Council after members approved 3-1 a revised master plan.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE approves district

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a district for the new McAllister Elementary on Thursday that adds Dunham Marsh and Oak Pointe subdivisions to the attendance, but won't include students who live down 144 Spur.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


A positive spin

Mark Wallace wants to keep the Ozzy Park story positive.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Raise the roof with Family Promise of Bryan County

Family Promise of Bryan County's mission is to help homeless families find a permanent home.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Charleston man still missing

A Charleston family continues to seek help locating Tim Jaskiewicz, who was last seen Feb. 16 in Richmond Hill.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


New football coach introduced

The future of Richmond Hill High School football starts now, new Wildcats coach Matt LeZotte said Monday at a press conference announcing his hiring.

February 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


American Traditions Competition board member speaks to Rotary

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill heard from American Traditions Competition board member Elizabeth Oxnard. The 2015 American Traditions Competition will be in Savannah from Feb. 23-27. For more information, go to www.americantraditionscompetition.com. The Rotary Club of Richmond meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honors junior rotarian

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Katie Goodwin, the Junior Rotarian of the Month. The club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Richmond Hill man dies after fall

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper to host Paddle Georgia

Coastal Georgia's crown jewel, the Ogeechee River, long has been celebrated for the fishing, boating and outdoor-recreation opportunities it provides to local residents. Soon, though, its appeal will expand as river enthusiasts from all over Georgia - and, perhaps, beyond - come to know and admire this natural resource.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Caesarstone to expand

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill, creating 130 jobs.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the news Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County to hold called meeting Tuesday on "Project Honey"

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February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crime Reports: Kids will be kids, women fight at ice machine

Incidents taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

February 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Tech announces $10 million campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers

Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to partner with CRC on growth plan

Members of Pembroke City Council voted Monday to start a process they hope will make the city a better place to live and work in the future.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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