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Letter seeks independent testing of river

POOLER - State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.

October 08, 2011 | Pat Donahue Special to the News | Local news


Registration deadline less than a week away

The countywide special election and municipal elections are still about a month away, but the deadline for voter registration is just around the corner.

October 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council denies Colonial Marsh request

Plans for the proposed Colonial Marsh subdivision to be located behind Sterling Creek Subdivision came to a halt Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to deny the developer's requests for zoning changes.

October 05, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County borrowing $1.5M for infrastructure

Bryan County recently was awarded a low-interest loan worth $1.5 million from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to fund water and sewer system projects.

October 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


RH woman hits $300k jackpot

A Bryan County resident has a little extra dough in her pockets after winning the top prize from a Georgia Lottery instant game.

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


Meeting rallies landfill opponents

In what was billed as a public informational meeting at Olive Branch Baptist Church, organizers made clear that their goal is to stop a commercial landfill from becoming the church's neighbor.

October 01, 2011 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Fall weather arriving this evening?

ATLANTA - A cold front is expected to sweep across Georgia Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures.

September 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Howard perfect as Lady Redskins win tourney opener

Tiffany Howard threw a perfect game as Bryan County High School beat Truetlen County 8-0 in five innings in the first game of the best-of-three series in Pembroke.

September 29, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man's petition asks for congressional pay cut

Congressional pay cuts.

September 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Family Connection, United Way get new location in South Bryan

With a little elbow grease, local volunteers helped begin the makeover process Saturday in preparation for some new tenants at the building previously used by the Richmond Hill YMCA.

September 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs 3-2 funds for work at Ways Station

Editor's clarification: The article below reports the Richmond Hill City Council agreed to "share" the cost of a landscaping and improvement project at Ellis Drive near the Ways Station shopping center. Though the finished product may look like a single project, the city is funding work to city-owned property, and shopping center owner Gene Brogdon is funding work to Ways Station. Both projects will be bid separately.

September 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables development request 3-2

The Richmond Hill City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to table rezoning a 187.7-acre parcel of land proposed as Colonial Marsh, while the vote on the planned development Plantation Village was pulled from the agenda.

September 25, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


King to cough up cash for violations

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


RH council to hold called meeting tonight

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 22, at City Hall to discuss litigation.

September 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council puts off Colonial Marsh rezoning

The Richmond Hill City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to table rezoning 188 acres proposed to be Colonial Marsh subdivision behind Sterling Creek subdivision.

September 21, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


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Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

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


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City sets large-item trash pick-up

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

April 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

When the Richmond Hill Exchange Club met for lunch Wednesday, club president John Gough called it the group's most important meeting of the year

March 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gets lirability-management grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


No coach yet

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. Those plans changed suddenly Thursday and officials are now hoping to get a new coach on board by the BoE's April meeting.

March 27, 2014 | By jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be accredited

Though it still has to be made official, it appears Bryan County Schools passed its first district-wide accreditation with flying colors. Read full story in the March 29 issue of the Bryan County News.

March 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honors public safety officers

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club honored some of the county's top public safety officers today during a banquet at the Richmond Hill City Center.

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


RHFD gets funding boost

Richmond Hill Fire Department firefighters have been working with outdated air bottles - most dating back more than a decade, new fire Chief Ralph Catlett told City Council members at last week's meeting.

March 26, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County 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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