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Rec officials seek responsibility shift

The recreation programs in South Bryan have grown to such a size that some officials say it's time to transition administrative duties to the director of the recreation department there.

March 01, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Library gets $15,000 boost

Local residents might be able to start enjoying an infusion of new technology at the Richmond Hill Public Library later this year.

February 28, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Sites sought for summer lunch program

Wendy Sims wants more children in South Bryan to have access to free lunches when school is not in session.

February 25, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Tree planting set for Henderson Park

In commemoration of Georgia Arbor Day and to mark its 10th anniversary, Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation volunteers will plant 52 trees at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Park off Hwy. 144 on Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in South Bryan.

February 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Drop in property values could mean tax increase

A "double-whammy" of countywide revaluation and new state laws could lead to lower property values and increased taxes in 2012, according to the county's chief tax appraiser Dan Rollf.

February 23, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Allocation change may affect sewage plant plans

It could be back to the drawing board for Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant since the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) changed the city's wasteload allocation last week.

February 20, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Pembroke to survey homes with lead-based paint

Pembroke City Council is backing efforts by the housing counseling agency JCVision and Associates to survey Pembroke homes for lead-based paint.

February 20, 2011 | Al Hackle | Local news


State awards $1.9M to Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill was awarded a nearly $1.9 million loan for the upgrade and expansion of its wastewater treatment plant, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced.

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


Pembroke approves shared building plan

Pembroke City Council has authorized a design assessment for a Fire Department/Public Safety building that would be shared with the police department.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Budget, jobs top concerns at town hall meeting

Things that many Americans would most like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston showed constituents.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


County tether laws to be reviewed

County officials are working on updating its animal control ordinances, and one group wants an anti-tethering law worked into the rules.

February 16, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Board lists $250M in county roads needs

Highway widening and interchange upgrades are among some of the transportation improvements county officials wants to tackle if a special sales tax gets approved next year.

February 15, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Signs will mark history in Richmond Hill

A couple visiting Fort McAllister recently asked Christy Sherman if there were some Henry Ford-era buildings nearby.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee's riverkeeper to pass torch

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Council helps fund Richmond Hill Museum

Two years ago, the Richmond Hill Historical Society was running the Richmond Hill Museum on a bare bones budget, said Sarah Volker, the president of the society.

February 09, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


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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


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17.

July 14, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


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