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Jury panel reports Tuesday

Trial jurors were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the March 2011 term of the Bryan County Superior Court.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


War's end good for area businesses

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 30, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One week left to cast early ballots

Monday marks the final week of early voting in Bryan County, and voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to cast their ballots before Election Day for the countywide and municipal elections.

October 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Two of four candidates field voter questions at forum

Around 50 city residents gathered Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center for a candidate forum to hear what plans City Council candidates Jan Bass and John Fesperman have for the city if elected.

October 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate forum set for today

Voters will have the chance to find out more about the Richmond Hill City Council candidates' plans for the city and the countywide penny tax at 6 p.m. Thursday during a candidate forum at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kangeter, Hamilton face off for at-large seat

Although all seats on the Pembroke City Council are up for grabs this election year, voters will only see one contested seat at the polls.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Five seek votes for uncontested seats

As early voting continues and Election Day nears, residents in Pembroke will see several incumbents, as well as some new names, on their ballot for the Pembroke City Council.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper files suit against state EPD

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The suit claims EPD failed to protect citizens and honor their right to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.

October 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Developer striving to be a good neighbor

Atlantic Waste Services just wants to be a good neighbor.

October 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman promotes penny tax

The importance of the special purpose local option sales tax and its use in Bryan County is a "no brainer."

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Welch, Kornegay get top RHP honor from peers

RichmonDelete - Merge Upd Hill Primary School surprised Aura Welch and Sara Kornegay on Monday when they were named the teacher and paraprofessional of the year, respectively.

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Hires, Fesperman seek Post 3

With early voting under way and Election Day just around the corner, it's time to for voters to decide who will hold the Post 3 seat for the next term on the Richmond Hill City Council.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


Hodges, Bass vye for Post 4

The Post 4 seat on the Richmond Hill City Council is up for grabs this year, and residents will have two candidates to choose from when stopping by the polls.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


County drops rezoning plans for Hwy. 17

After hearing input from residents and property owners, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners decided Oct. 11 not to move forward with the rezoning of a five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17.

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


Thousands flock to city for Seafood Festival

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park over the weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


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RH man killed in work-place accident

A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


WaterWays Township Experiences Encouraging Growth in 2014

WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.

January 28, 2015 | | Local news


Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

January 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

January 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

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.

January 26, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


No called meeting on Project Honey

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.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables developer's request

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.

January 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

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.

January 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

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/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

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.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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