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GOP candidate forum set for Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. leaders get ready for retreat

Consider it a community brainstorming session. Think of it as a think tank. Or just call it what it is, the second annual Bryan County Community Wide Strategic Planning Retreat, a two-day affair that gets under way Tuesday morning at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets $500k for water system improvements

Pembroke Clerk of Works Ricky McCoy made a big announcement at Monday's city council meeting: the city has received a nearly $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to help fund improvements to Pembroke's water system.

September 18, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill fire chief retires

Longtime Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing made it official Tuesday night, announcing his retirement to the council. Rushing has been chief since 1997. He has been with the department since 1968 and was appointed assistant chief in 1974.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Board pursues 'agreement' with Screven textiles plant

Bryan County has an "agreement" in the works regarding King America Finishing. But county officials so far aren't saying whether it will amount to a settlement of claims for damage to the Ogeechee River.

September 14, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the News | Local news


Memorial breaks ground on new office in Richmond Hill

Lunchtime traffic on Highway 17 whizzed by Wednesday as a handful of people attended a brief ceremony to mark Memorial University Medical Center's groundbreaking for a new doctors' office in Richmond Hill.

September 14, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County approves annexation request

Meeting Tuesday in Pembroke, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners took several steps related to the proposed Belfast Commerce Centre and I-95 interchange, which planners hope will bring big-box retailers and light industry to Richmond Hill's south side.

September 13, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Do power lines affect pacemakers?

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 12, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


United Way hoping for $75,000 in 2013

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2013 Bryan County fundraising campaign Tuesday with a luncheon at the Richmond Hill City Center that included more than a buffet and speeches.

September 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County sets planning workshop

A Bryan County strategic-planning conference has been scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


BoE sells bonds to fund school projects

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday in a called meeting to approve the sale of $23.5 million in bonds to build and equip two new schools - McAllister Elementary and Bryan County Elementary.

September 07, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Birds of a feather

In a stuffy Richmond Hill High School classroom on a hot Thursday afternoon after school, some 20 students sat in a circle, earnestly discussing whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria, where the government is accused of using chemical weapons on its own people.

September 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Budget cuts impacting Army training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Hinesville chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

September 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill readies for annexation

Richmond Hill officials Tuesday announced a public hearing and took care of more housekeeping items in preparation for the city's anticipated annexation of the Belfast Commerce Center.

September 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City eyeing 144 traffic woes

Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.

September 04, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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