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Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke joins task force on water supply

Citing a need to ensure enough water for future growth, Pembroke officials signed Monday to the county's new water task force.

December 13, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Tree-lighting marks season, Pearl Harbor

Pembroke flipped the switch on its annual Christmas celebration last Saturday, literally.

December 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-Off proves cool weather not needed for chili

In what has become an annual kickoff to Richmond Hill's Christmas festivities, thousands of people enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off in J. F. Gregory Park on a balmy evening Friday.

December 11, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Spirits, temps run high for 18th annual parade

It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on the day of the 18th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining Ford Avenue and other streets along the parade route in the hopes of catching an unblocked view of the procession.

December 11, 2013 | Magdalena Bresson Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate stumps for food donations

John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.

December 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


FEAR militia members have first appearance

LUDIWICI - Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.

December 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Special to the News | Local news


Body of man found in restaurant parking lot

Police dispatched to the parking lot of Richmond Hill restaurant Steamers around 11:43 a.m. Wednesday to check on an unconscious person instead found the dead body of a man identified as Evans Patrick Fruitticher, 23. The case is under investigation by the Richmond Hill Police Department. No other information was released.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Police ID victims in possible murder-suicide

The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names late Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a home on Bristol Way in the Main Street subdivision and say so far evidence points to a murder-suicide.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Warm again today

While much of the country shivers under winter storms, Coastal Georgia should remain unseasonably warm. The high today is forecast to be 80, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain. Ditto for Friday.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Cities gear up for holiday events

If you're looking for an injection of holiday spirit this weekend, you don't have far to go as both Pembroke and Richmond Hill kick off the Christmas holiday this weekend.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County OKs military zones, refinancing

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is hoping to lure new businesses with the creation of "military zones" and save some money by refinancing loans on the county's industrial park in North Bryan.

December 02, 2013 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Task force to tackle water

Bryan County's first Water Task Force has become a reality.

November 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten and Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


NC man dies in industrial accident

RICEBORO - A man was killed shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday at an Interstate Paper warehouse on Interstate Paper road in Riceboro.

November 29, 2013 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


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Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher under investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher is under investigation by school officials.

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


Bryan County schools top state average

Bryan County Schools received a district score of 83.5 in data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday, surpassing the state average of 75.8.

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


Pembroke OKs ‘workforce’ housing

The Pembroke City Council approved a resolution Monday that officials hope will one day bring the city a new development.

April 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Live Oak residents speak out about proposed storage facility

Veronica Barth asked the Richmond Hill City Council at its meeting Tuesday night to use its best judgment to protect property values if it ultimately approves a commercial development behind the A-1 Motel on Highway 17.

April 19, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Boating accident leads to homicide indictment

A man indicted for boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he caused the August death of Shana Crozier, 25, remains in Bryan County Jail after he was denied bond Thursday.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Advance voting starts April 28

Advance voting for the May 20 general primary will run April 28-May 16 at the Bryan County voter-registration office, 151 S. College St. in Pembroke, and at the Bryan County Administration building, 66 Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Fatal wreck on 119 on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman stepping down in July

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

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


Game Changers Health and Fitness Center groundbreaking April 22

Richmond Hill -- Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Game Changers Health and Fitness Center, on Tuesday, April 22nd. The ground breaking ceremony will begin at 10:00 am.

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


County is NFIP compliant

Despite a report to the contrary in the Federal Register, unincorporated Bryan County is compliant with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a press release issued Monday by Bryan's planning and zoning department.

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


Easter comes early

Under bright blue skies and balmy temperatures, hundreds of local children got an early start on gathering their Easter candy when they scooped up more than 13,000 candy-filled eggs at the Consumed Church on Longwood Blvd.

April 16, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

State transportation board member Ann Purcell talked road projects Monday as keynote speaker at a breakfast launching Georgia Cities Week in Richmond Hill.

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


County Administrator Ray Pittman to resign

Bryan County Adminstrator Ray Pittman is resigning effective July 11. Pittman's resignation was accepted by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners at a brief called meeting Monday afternoon at the county's administrative building in South Bryan.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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