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County to consider stormwater ordinance

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners might soon consider a stormwater ordinance that could help protect the area's coastal waterways.

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


Warnell to run for Pembroke mayor

Mary Warnell, president of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce and former Bryan County Board of Education member, announced Monday her plans to run for mayor of Pembroke in this year's municipal election.

May 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


St. Elizabeth's collecting items for tornado victims

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is collecting items to deliver to the victims of the recent tornado outbreaks in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Items needed include tarps, charcoal, baby supplies, blankets, flashlights, non-perishable foods, personal products and anything else that can be distributed to help those who have lost everything. A drop-off site is located at the pavilion directly behind the trailer. The church is at 16491 Ford Avenue (Hwy. 144). For more information call Jean Smith at 727-2589 or the church at 727-2650.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs sign variance for Verizon

After tabling twice a request from Verizon Wireless, the Richmond Hill City Council unanimously approved Tuesday an amended variance request for signage at the business in Richmond Place Village.

May 03, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Job fair draws record crowd

In an annual career expo held at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart last week, 227 job seekers arrived in just the first hour of the event to meet with 41 employers. Universities, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other governmental entities and about 15 private corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Fluor and URS, were recruiting future civilian employees from the military community.

May 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


County gearing up wish list for next SPLOST

A new library. Upgrades to county buildings, including senior citizen facilities. Recreation projects. Ambulances. Heavy equipment.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pier, launch project opens with a splash

Officials were all smiles Friday as they cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the new Tivoli River fishing pier and kayak launch in south Bryan County.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hail reported in South Bryan

Hail has been reported off Hwy. 144.

April 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston gets local for Cities Week breakfast

Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., spoke Monday about the importance of local government at the Georgia Cities Week Business Breakfast at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 21, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


Landfill opponents take concerns to county board

Residents against a proposed landfill in North Bryan again lashed out against the project, this time at Tuesday's meeting of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners.

April 18, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill council meeting rescheduled

The Richmond Hill City Council meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum.

April 18, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OK's building permit, tap fees

Two months after resuming building inspections, the city of Pembroke has established its own inspection and building permit fees apart from the county's.

April 14, 2011 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Ga. Cities Week gets underway

Georgia Cities Week is fast approaching, and beginning Sunday cities across the state will be celebrating the theme "City Life."

April 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Soldier honored for saving life

Sgt.Walter Boyle, who is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart, was honored during a Richmond Hill City Council meeting on April 5.

April 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City to appeal census results

Disappointed over low population counts, Richmond Hill is moving forward with appealing the 2010 U.S. Census results.

April 13, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


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Smith to chair DABC

Richmond Hill native Derrick Smith has replaced Steve Croy as chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County.

October 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Bryan County News | Local news


Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

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


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 20, 2014 | | Local news


Schools to hold forums on districting

With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

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


Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

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


Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking "inappropriate" photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

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


Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city's annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

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


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