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City considering reclamation in treatment plant expansion

Among other potential benefits, the planned expansion of Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant eventually could provide treated, urban reuse water, or reclaimed water, for irrigating some residential and commercial landscapes.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


Residents air opposition to landfill

Other than Atlantic Waste Services' officials, none of the more than 200 people who packed the Olive Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall Monday night to learn about the company's proposed landfill in Black Creek expressed support for the project.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


City leaders unhappy with Census count

Richmond Hill City Manager Mike Melton is not thrilled with U.S. Census Bureau data that show the city's population increased by 33 percent from 2000 to 2010.

March 29, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


County population lower than expected

Bryan County experienced a 29 percent growth rate since 2000, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Long County wildfires under control

A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots, Ballance said.

March 25, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Lewis Levine | Local news


Hendrix Park trail nearing completion

Construction of a recreational trail at Hendrix Park could be finished by the first week of April, Bryan County Engineer Kirk Croasmun said Monday.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Chamber talks resources, education at annual dinner

Abundant natural beauty and easy access to Savannah and Statesboro are valuable resources for North Bryan County, but the educational underachievement of black students is its biggest problem, a Georgia Southern University official said Monday.

March 24, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Franklin to leave RHBC Chamber of Commerce

Kittie Franklin, who has served as the executive director of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for the past five years, is resigning from the position on April 15, chamber Board of Directors Chairman Robbie King said Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge resigns from Pembroke post

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after Frank Etheridge resigned Friday from the post.

March 23, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


RH Council sends crystal clear message on sign rules

The Richmond Hill City Council delivered a crystal clear message Tuesday to Verizon Wireless officials about the city's rules on building signs.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


BCTV moves forward with county agreement

Victor Pisano, the managing director of Bryan County Television, hopes the planned public access station will begin airing programs by July 1.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge asked to resign as Pembroke's administrator

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after asking Frank Etheridge on Friday to resign from the post - a decision that seems to have been made without a City Council meeting.

March 21, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats roll past Wayne County

Richmond Hill High School romped to a 7-1 win over host Wayne County on Friday night in Jesup.

March 19, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council gives first OK to tap fee increases

Water and/or sewer tap and connection fees for new construction projects in Pembroke could be increased soon.

March 18, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Deadline closing in for homestead exemption

Bryan County homeowners looking to ease their tax burden in 2011 and the years ahead have just more than two weeks to file the necessary paperwork that will enable them to give a little less to the tax man when he comes around.

March 17, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Howell the GAFC 2014 Fire Chief of the Year

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named the 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County News to roll out new printing schedule

The Bryan County News, the area's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications' content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.

September 20, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Thursday night fire destroys apartment

A fire destroyed an apartment Thursday night in the 200 block of Casey Drive in Richmond Hill.

September 19, 2014 | Lewis Levine Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

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


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

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


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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