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County officials to celebrate Work Ready certification

Civic and business leaders here are gearing up to celebrate the official announcement that Bryan County is being state certified as a Work Ready Community of Excellence. The announcement will be made at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Black Creek Golf Course in North Bryan.

November 25, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Hunters urged to 'ACTT' for saftey

SOCIAL CIRCLE - For the 2010-11 hunting season, Georgia reported 44 hunting incidents, 22 of which involved firearms.

November 22, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


City gets $4M loan for wastewater project

Richmond Hill is getting some help from the state in funding its wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion.

November 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Push-back expected for roads tax referendum

Though all Regional Transportation Roundtable Committees throughout the state have approved their lists of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum, not everyone is in favor of the penny tax that would pay for such projects.

November 21, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents turn out for landfill request

A first reading of ordinance changes regarding waste management districts in Bryan County was held Tuesday before a standing room-only crowd at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke at the Bryan County Commissioners' regular meeting.

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


Burnsed honored at Waiting for a Cure luncheon

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed was the honored patient Friday at the 2011 Waiting on a Cure luncheon at the Hilton Savannah Desoto on East Liberty Street.

November 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Post pumps billions into area economy

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton joined the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for the group's monthly breakfast.

November 18, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Gullah/Geechee commission talks culture

More than 20 representatives gathered at Midway's Dorchester Academy last week to discuss preservation and cultural reclamation during the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission's fall meeting.

November 18, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Council discusses replacing basketball championship signs

The Richmond Hill City Council is hoping to replace signs that were once posted at the city limits announcing the local high school's status as state champions in basketball.

November 16, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke looks to change alcoholic beverage law

Some changes may be on the way for Pembroke's alcohol ordinance regarding restaurant alcohol sales after discussion Monday at the Pembroke City Council meeting.

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


Operation Christmas Child in full swing

Hundreds of shoeboxes filled with toys, clothes and more were stacked in a corner of the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church chapel Tuesday as the Operation Christmas Child relay week began.

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


City council meets Tuesday

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County to hear Atlantic Waste request, presentation

An ordinance amendment request from Atlantic Waste Services makes it way to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners this week during the board's regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Chickens in search of new home

Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently because the wooded area between Love's Travel Center on Hwy. 144 and I-95 where it lived was removed for development.

November 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


County, fire officials talk operations change

Bryan County Fire Department officials met with several county commissioners Wednesday evening to discuss the future structure of the emergency services operations throughout the county.

November 13, 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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