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Library gets $15,000 boost

Local residents might be able to start enjoying an infusion of new technology at the Richmond Hill Public Library later this year.

February 28, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Sites sought for summer lunch program

Wendy Sims wants more children in South Bryan to have access to free lunches when school is not in session.

February 25, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Tree planting set for Henderson Park

In commemoration of Georgia Arbor Day and to mark its 10th anniversary, Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation volunteers will plant 52 trees at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Park off Hwy. 144 on Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in South Bryan.

February 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Drop in property values could mean tax increase

A "double-whammy" of countywide revaluation and new state laws could lead to lower property values and increased taxes in 2012, according to the county's chief tax appraiser Dan Rollf.

February 23, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Allocation change may affect sewage plant plans

It could be back to the drawing board for Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant since the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) changed the city's wasteload allocation last week.

February 20, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Pembroke to survey homes with lead-based paint

Pembroke City Council is backing efforts by the housing counseling agency JCVision and Associates to survey Pembroke homes for lead-based paint.

February 20, 2011 | Al Hackle | Local news


State awards $1.9M to Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill was awarded a nearly $1.9 million loan for the upgrade and expansion of its wastewater treatment plant, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced.

February 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke approves shared building plan

Pembroke City Council has authorized a design assessment for a Fire Department/Public Safety building that would be shared with the police department.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Budget, jobs top concerns at town hall meeting

Things that many Americans would most like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston showed constituents.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


County tether laws to be reviewed

County officials are working on updating its animal control ordinances, and one group wants an anti-tethering law worked into the rules.

February 16, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Board lists $250M in county roads needs

Highway widening and interchange upgrades are among some of the transportation improvements county officials wants to tackle if a special sales tax gets approved next year.

February 15, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Signs will mark history in Richmond Hill

A couple visiting Fort McAllister recently asked Christy Sherman if there were some Henry Ford-era buildings nearby.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee's riverkeeper to pass torch

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Council helps fund Richmond Hill Museum

Two years ago, the Richmond Hill Historical Society was running the Richmond Hill Museum on a bare bones budget, said Sarah Volker, the president of the society.

February 09, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke DDA to meet

The Pembroke Downtown Development Authority will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to appoint a new board member.

February 09, 2011 | | 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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