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Gearing up for a 'home run' of a seafood fest

It's that time of year again. That time when the smell of perfectly cooked seafood and the sound of live local and national acts fill the air in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 16, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


State school superintendent visits RHES

Richmond Hill Elementary School had a special guest Wednesday when State School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge stopped by to tour the facility and speak with school officials.

October 12, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Drowning death of Richmond Hill man ruled accidental

A Richmond Hill man died Oct. 5 in South Carolina in what has been ruled as an accidental drowning.

October 12, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Special to the Bryan County News | Local news


Five arrested in meth bust

SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.

October 12, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal EMC rewards teachers' bright ideas

MIDWAY - Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded more than $22,000 in Bright Ideas grants Wednesday and Thursday to school teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties - with more than $9,000 going to teachers in Richmond Hill.

October 12, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Water expected to be big issue in future

Bryan County's location, combined with its quality of life, good schools and low taxes, make it a desirable place to live.

October 11, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Local bank gives computers to Bryan groups

SAVANNAH - Three Bryan County organizations are now sporting new computer equipment thanks to a gift from a local bank.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Light at Timber Trail, 144 on the way

Richmond Hill drivers may see some traffic relief along Highway 144 with plans for both a traffic light at Timber Trail Road and a right-turn lane at Highway 17.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Paper, not plastic

Richmond Hill could start requiring residents to put their lawn trimmings into paper bags for pickup.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials hope to revive TSPLOST

Editor's note: This is the third in a series on issues raised by a recent countywide retreat.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrating Georgia Pre-K week

It was a big week for preschoolers in Bryan County as two state legislators stopped by classrooms to read in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 05, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Community leaders look to diversify Bryan's tax base

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories on issues raised by the countywide planning retreat.

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Soldiers' reel 'em in at annual fishing rodeo

Seventy-four soldiers packed their tackle boxes Saturday afternoon for a full day of fishing out of Fort McAllister Marina at the third annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo.

October 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


Volunteers spruce up Fort McAllister

The weather was perfect Saturday as 125 volunteers descended upon Fort McAllister to help spruce up the state historic park.

October 02, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


Local officials disappointed in shutdown

Tuesday morning, the nation awoke to a government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats came to a standoff on the federal budget, and local officials expressed their disappointment in the turn of events.

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten, Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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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