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County talks rezoning for Hwy. 17 stretch

A five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17 could be rezoned after some discussion Tuesday at the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting at the courthouse in Pembroke.

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


Scenes from the RHHS Homecoming parade

Photos taken at the Richmond Hill High School Homecoming and RHRA Homecoming parades, which were held Thursday evening.

September 16, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council honors local centenarian

The Pembroke City Council presented Monday night a special resolution to one of the city's eldest residents, Altie Moody, in honor of her birthday, which is Sept. 23.

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


Valuation appeals due soon

Bryan County residents who have concerns with their newly assessed property values still have a few days left to appeal to the county assessor's office.

September 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hundreds gather to salute 9/11

As the sun set Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, more than 300 North Bryan residents gathered at Pembroke Christian Church to honor those who died and gave their service during and after the tragic events.

September 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


New traffic light headed for Hwy. 17

Plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Sommers Boulevard and Hwy. 17 may be one step closer to fruition after decisions made at a called meeting Tuesday by the Richmond Hill City Council.

September 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Roundtable OKs final roads projects list

The Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable on Wednesday became the first of the state's 12 regions to approve a list of infrastructure improvements for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 12, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Landfill gets negative findings from impact report

A landfill proposed for North Bryan County is at a standstill with both the county government and state Coastal Resource Commission claiming the other must take action for anyone to move forward on the request.

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


Local events to honor 9/11 memory

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and events are planned in honor of those who died and gave their service during the attacks.

September 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee River still polluted

Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said.

September 09, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Secretary of State Kemp visits Bryan County

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in Bryan County on Tuesday to visit the County Elections Office in Pembroke as well as the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.

September 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Businessman scans radio frequency use

When one thinks of international travel and electronic sleuthing, it is unlikely that Richmond Hill and Bryan County come to mind. However, this past week, that is exactly what happened.

September 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Police look for missing teens

Police are trying to locate two Richmond Hill teens reported missing by their families, according to Richmond Hill Police Lt. Dana Strickland.

September 06, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia Secretary of State to be in Bryan County today

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be in Bryan County today. He will be at the Bryan County Elections office around 11:30 a.m., according to spokesman Matt Carruthers, then Kemp will visit the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Wreck in RH briefly shuts down I-95N

An accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday evening shut down Interstate 95 North.

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


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


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