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I-95 explosion kills driver of fuel tanker

An early morning wreck on southbound I-95 caused a fiery explosion that left one man dead and the highway closed in both directions for several hours Thursday.

April 07, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke councilman gets fifth DUI

Former Pembroke City Council member Elijah Lewis Jr. was arrested around 4 a.m. March 26 for allegedly driving drunk. This is his fifth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 07, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Rushing Street repairs to move forward

There appears to be an end in sight for Rushing Street residents who want the roads in their subdivision repaired.

April 06, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Ogeechee welcomes new riverkeeper

Chandra Brown says she does not think there is anyone in the world more qualified than Dianna Wedincamp to take over the role of Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

April 05, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


E-mail scam targets Heritage Bank users

Fans of online banking should be sure to carefully watch what gets delivered to their e-mail inboxes.

April 04, 2011 | Seraine Page Special to the News | Local news


Pitching for pens, paper and peace

Lisa Freeman, founder of The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace, threw the first pitch, also dubbed the "pitch for paper, pens and peace," Tuesday at 'Cats Night Out in Richmond Hill. The Wildcats were collecting school supplies for The Matthew Freeman Project, which sends the supplies overseas for the military to distribute to children in war-torn countries whose education has been disrupted by conflict.

April 04, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


City considering reclamation in treatment plant expansion

Among other potential benefits, the planned expansion of Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant eventually could provide treated, urban reuse water, or reclaimed water, for irrigating some residential and commercial landscapes.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


Residents air opposition to landfill

Other than Atlantic Waste Services' officials, none of the more than 200 people who packed the Olive Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall Monday night to learn about the company's proposed landfill in Black Creek expressed support for the project.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


City leaders unhappy with Census count

Richmond Hill City Manager Mike Melton is not thrilled with U.S. Census Bureau data that show the city's population increased by 33 percent from 2000 to 2010.

March 29, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


County population lower than expected

Bryan County experienced a 29 percent growth rate since 2000, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Long County wildfires under control

A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots, Ballance said.

March 25, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Lewis Levine | Local news


Hendrix Park trail nearing completion

Construction of a recreational trail at Hendrix Park could be finished by the first week of April, Bryan County Engineer Kirk Croasmun said Monday.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Chamber talks resources, education at annual dinner

Abundant natural beauty and easy access to Savannah and Statesboro are valuable resources for North Bryan County, but the educational underachievement of black students is its biggest problem, a Georgia Southern University official said Monday.

March 24, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Franklin to leave RHBC Chamber of Commerce

Kittie Franklin, who has served as the executive director of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for the past five years, is resigning from the position on April 15, chamber Board of Directors Chairman Robbie King said Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge resigns from Pembroke post

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after Frank Etheridge resigned Friday from the post.

March 23, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


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City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn't worry. It's just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

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


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

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


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

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


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

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


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter and Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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