A show of hands from the Bryan County Commissioners proved Tuesday that the voices of many county residents had been heard during the past several months as the board unanimously voted 4-0 before a standing room-only crowd to deny requests for ordinance changes from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.
More changes have been made to the city of Pembroke's alcohol ordinance after some discussion and a decision by the City Council during Monday's regular meeting at City Hall.
More than 1,000 people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Pembroke when the city's 28th annual Christmas parade and festival rolled through town bringing marching bands, parade floats, arts and crafts and more for everyone to enjoy.
Applause erupted from a standing room-only crowd Tuesday as the Bryan County Commissioners voted to deny requests from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.
The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday appointing Jonathan Goodman.
The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a second and final reading of an ordinance change regarding landfills during its regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.
Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.
Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose fire risks if handled improperly.
More than 50 people turned out Saturday to see a giant Christmas tree light up the downtown area of Pembroke as part of the 27th annual Pembroke Christmas Tree lighting.
The Ogeechee River lit up Saturday night thanks to the help of some festively decorated boats and a fireworks display.
Piping-hot chili lured hundreds of people to the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday when more than a dozen chili vendors served up samples of home-cooked chili during the city's 10th annual Chili Cook-Off.
Adults and children alike lined the sidewalks of Hwy. 144 and Richard Davis Drive on Saturday morning when marching bands, cheerleaders, parade floats and more rolled through town as part of the 16th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.
The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.
Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.
Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.
Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.
As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.