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Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge previously ruled that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization had no right to sue the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in protest of a consent order against a textiles company accused of causing a fish kill, but Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner disagrees.

July 24, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners talk possible noise regs

Should Bryan County have a noise ordinance?

July 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Campaign signs raising concerns

With early voting under way and the July 31 Election Day just around the corner, it's no surprise that campaign signs are cropping up all over the county.

July 18, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Smith faces challenger for sheriff

Two Bryan County Sheriff candidates have hopes of winning the Republican nomination in the July 31 primary.

July 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council talks clean up, weather warning

The city of Pembroke continues efforts to clean up debris and other damages from the violent thunderstorms that blew through the area July 1 and left thousands of people without power.

July 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge hears sides of Ogeechee dispute

A judge heard all sides Monday in a dispute concerning discharges into the Ogeechee River by King America Finishing.

July 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Officials: Cast ballot now, avoid lines later

Early voting for the July 31 primary election began Monday in Bryan County with a light turnout on both ends of the county, according to Elections Superintendent Sam Davis

July 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing set for recycling

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a proposed curbside recycling program.

July 11, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City planning director announces retirement

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be on the hunt for someone to lead the Planning and Zoning Department after Planning and Zoning Director Steve Scholar announced his retirement Monday.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Albritton, Myers face off for District 3

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in contested races in the July 31 primary.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins

Early voting is now under way for the July 31 general primary and nonpartisan general election

July 09, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Voter registration ends Monday

The July 31 primary is only a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents still have a little time left to register to cast their vote on Election Day.

July 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Lane closures set in North Bryan this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting temporary east and westbound alternating lane closures this week on Highway 80 in Bryan County.

June 27, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Meet-and-greet held with commissioner

Bill Ryzenic, left, Ken Luke, County Commissioner Carter Infinger, Buckhead North Homeowner's Association President Marvin Back, Frances Trilone and Mark Miller gather June 16 for a meet-and-greet luncheon with the commissioner.

June 25, 2012 | Julia Harrison | Local news


Monday mishap sends worker to hospital

An early morning accident last Monday sent one man to the hospital after an excavator tipped over in the Waterford Landing subdivision in Richmond Hill.

June 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill's fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow's ear into a silk purse.

July 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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