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Council considers new meeting schedule

The Richmond Hill City Council may be transitioning from meeting twice monthly to once a month after some discussion at its regular meeting Aug. 16.

August 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RH planners to consider Steve Croy request

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the board room of City Hall.

August 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Senators field concerns at area meeting

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Three will represent Bryan in state House

The Georgia House and Senate approved new political boundaries for their 236 members, beating back fiery opposition from Democrats who have vowed to challenge the new maps in court, and Bryan County now has a new House district, bringing its total to three.

August 22, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council considers vehicles, equipment for 2012

The city of Pembroke held another budget workshop Monday that allowed department heads to collaborate with city officials and discuss specific needs, including a new police officer and vehicles, maintenance equipment and more, for the 2012 budget.

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


RHRA switches to advisory committee

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association will now be known as the Richmond Hill Recreation Advisory Committee following a change in the organization's charter that was approved Aug. 9 by county commissioners.

August 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


CRC makes recommendations for wastewater plant

The Coastal Regional Commission wants Richmond Hill to feature green building strategies and minimize water demands in the city's project to expand and upgrade its wastewater facility.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Twilight market promotes Whistlestop

A pop-up thunderstorm passed through Pembroke Saturday afternoon just before the start of the special Whistlestop Farmers Market at Twilight, but that didn't stop North Bryan residents from getting out and exploring the special evening market.

August 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents air concern for landfill, subdivision

Landfill concerns and subdivision issues were voiced Tuesday by some Bryan County residents during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' meeting in the County Administrative Complex.

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


Board OKs new county districts

Though not everyone was pleased about moving parts of a North Bryan district into the southern half of the county, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday new districts for the county that do just that.

August 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Anderson tenders resignation

Early Thursday morning, Jim Anderson resigned from his position as the director of Bryan County Emergency Services, according to County Administrator Phil Jones.

August 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Emergency Services director resigns

Former Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he resigned from his position with the county.

August 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County discusses budget, SPLOST

The Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the proposed fiscal 2012 budget along with potential SPLOST projects during a workshop last week in the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

August 11, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Fesperman to run for RH office

Richmond Hill resident John Fesperman has announced his plans to throw his hat in the ring for Richmond Hill City Council.

August 10, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Storm knocks out trees, limbs and electricity

Just three customers were still without power as of 9:45 a.m. today following thunderstorms that moved across the area Monday evening and left some downed trees and limbs on the ground -- and much of South Bryan in the dark.

August 09, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


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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


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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