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UPDATE: Mulberry light nears completion

UPDATE: According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the new traffic signal at Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 should be fully operational Thursday, Aug. 22, weather permitting.

August 21, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Surplus auction to help county coffers

Computers, pickups, even a broken outboard motor or two.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Search is on for good volunteers

Volunteers are getting harder to come by for volunteer fire departments, and Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell knows why it's getting tougher to find people to serve.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


WaterWays launches second phase of Ridgewood Park

National developer Fletcher Management Company is expanding the footprint of their newest development, WaterWays Township, in Richmond Hill.

August 21, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Effort seeks to enforce bus stop signs

Starting this week, law enforcement personnel will be riding school buses at various times to help nab motorists who don't obey bus stop signs.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County oks refinancing to save $1 million in interest

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners did more than vote on the millage rate at Tuesday's meeting in Richmond Hill, but budgetary matters weren't far from the surface for much of the evening.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia's loggerheads set another record for nests

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in Georgia have hit a new high for the fourth straight year.

August 17, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County finds consensus on tax increase

Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed hesitated to use the word "compromise" Tuesday night after commissioners approved a smaller-than-proposed tax increase by a 3-2 vote.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke taps Waters as new fire chief

Peter A. Waters has taken the reins of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, according to a press release from the city.

August 14, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Night Out draws crowd to city square

Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke was a popular place to be Saturday evening as the city hosted its annual National Night Out.

August 14, 2013 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


County votes 3-2 to up millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise the millage rate by 1.25 mills while also adding $25 to the monthly fire fee.

August 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Third hearing seeks support

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he spent a sleepless night after Monday's public hearing on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase trying to think of a better way to explain why the county needs more revenue from taxpayers.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Richmond Hill votes yes on annexation of Commerce Centre

Members of the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a petition from TerraPointe to annex some 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Program helps teachers reach for the sky

Mary Crippen of Richmond Hill joined teachers from around the world earlier this summer at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in June at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

August 10, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Residents oppose tax hike

Bryan County residents gave County Board of Commissioners an earful and then some Monday during public hearings on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

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


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Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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