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Council considers new meeting schedule

The Richmond Hill City Council may be transitioning from meeting twice monthly to once a month after some discussion at its regular meeting Aug. 16.

August 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RH planners to consider Steve Croy request

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the board room of City Hall.

August 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Senators field concerns at area meeting

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Three will represent Bryan in state House

The Georgia House and Senate approved new political boundaries for their 236 members, beating back fiery opposition from Democrats who have vowed to challenge the new maps in court, and Bryan County now has a new House district, bringing its total to three.

August 22, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council considers vehicles, equipment for 2012

The city of Pembroke held another budget workshop Monday that allowed department heads to collaborate with city officials and discuss specific needs, including a new police officer and vehicles, maintenance equipment and more, for the 2012 budget.

August 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RHRA switches to advisory committee

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association will now be known as the Richmond Hill Recreation Advisory Committee following a change in the organization's charter that was approved Aug. 9 by county commissioners.

August 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


CRC makes recommendations for wastewater plant

The Coastal Regional Commission wants Richmond Hill to feature green building strategies and minimize water demands in the city's project to expand and upgrade its wastewater facility.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Twilight market promotes Whistlestop

A pop-up thunderstorm passed through Pembroke Saturday afternoon just before the start of the special Whistlestop Farmers Market at Twilight, but that didn't stop North Bryan residents from getting out and exploring the special evening market.

August 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents air concern for landfill, subdivision

Landfill concerns and subdivision issues were voiced Tuesday by some Bryan County residents during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' meeting in the County Administrative Complex.

August 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board OKs new county districts

Though not everyone was pleased about moving parts of a North Bryan district into the southern half of the county, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday new districts for the county that do just that.

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


Anderson tenders resignation

Early Thursday morning, Jim Anderson resigned from his position as the director of Bryan County Emergency Services, according to County Administrator Phil Jones.

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


Emergency Services director resigns

Former Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he resigned from his position with the county.

August 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County discusses budget, SPLOST

The Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the proposed fiscal 2012 budget along with potential SPLOST projects during a workshop last week in the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

August 11, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Fesperman to run for RH office

Richmond Hill resident John Fesperman has announced his plans to throw his hat in the ring for Richmond Hill City Council.

August 10, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Storm knocks out trees, limbs and electricity

Just three customers were still without power as of 9:45 a.m. today following thunderstorms that moved across the area Monday evening and left some downed trees and limbs on the ground -- and much of South Bryan in the dark.

August 09, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


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Fire at Plantation Apartments extinguished

A fire at a Richmond Hill apartment complex has been put out, though firefighters were still mopping up around midnight Thursday.

September 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Senior running back Ronnie Harris rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richmond Hill High School's defense pitched a shutout in the Wildcats 20-0 season-opening win Friday over visiting Johnson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

The South Bryan County Recreation Department is now offering pickleball.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


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