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Yappy Hour event rescheduled

The Bryan County Bark Park has rescheduled its Yappy Hour Hawaiian fancy-dress dog competition to Wednesday, June 25, at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Three public hearings set for Richmond Hill

The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke company named SBA's Exporter of Year

Savannah Global Solutions (SGS), a Pembroke-based company with deep roots in the forestry equipment business, has been named the 2014 "Exporter of the Year" by the Georgia Small Business Administration (SBA). SGS was among a group of 10 winners in various categories from throughout the state.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Soldier injured in accident on 144

An accident Tuesday afternoon in Richmond Hill left a Fort Stewart soldier injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor trailer just outside the gates of the installation on Highway 144 East.

June 17, 2014 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club installs new officers

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill swore in its new officers at its June 11 meeting. Those officers are President Laura Evans, President-Elect Barry Hall, Immediate Past President John Gough, Treasurer Lucretia Cole, Secretary Ursula Lee, and Directors Zoe Hall, Bob Mock, Bonnie Proctor, and Steve Asplund.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Health officials urge parents to be proactive with immunizations for new school year

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu on the home page.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dixie Pickers Antiques holds grand opening in Richmond Hill

Dixie Pickers Antiques held its grand opening ribbon cutting Monday in Richmond Hill, followed by an open house.

June 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Tara Nielsen wins BCES Biggest Loser Contest

Tara Nielsen wins "BCES Biggest Loser Contest"!With the help of the Bryan County Health Department's recording the weekly weigh ins, Bryan County Emergency Services hosted an 8-week "Biggest Loser" contest for anyone wishing to participate. Although several people signed up, and some even lost more weight, only one person completed all the requirements for the 8-week program. Tara Nielsen, wife of Captain Jeff Nielsen, was dedicated to the program and stuck it out for the entire 8-weeks. She actually didn't have a ton of weight to lose but I believe she was more focused on getting in ...

June 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County residents to save on flood insurance after rating drop

Homeowners in unincorporated Bryan County should start seeing lower premiums on their FEMA flood insurance, officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Academic Honors: Dozens of local students earn college honors

Neely on the list at GSW

June 14, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke ISO ratings drop

Pembroke home and business owners should see lower insurance premiums in October, after the Pembroke Fire Department dropped its ISO rating from a 5/9 to a 4/9 - or a 4/4x under the new rating system.

June 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Grotheer appointed interim county administrator

Bryan County Finance Director John Grotheer will act as interim county administrator beginning July 1. He will replace Ray Pittman, who stepped down earlier this year from the county's top appointed post.

June 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Warriors Walk trees dying

The 468 eastern redbud trees at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are dying. According to Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the trees intended to be living memorials begin dying shortly after they're planted.

June 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Koenig charts course for med school

A member of Richmond Hill High School's class of 2014 has been accepted to Mercer University's undergraduate and medical schools.

June 11, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club's fishing derby reels in the kids

The weather was absolutely perfect Saturday morning as more than 350 children participated in the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill's 24th annual Fishing Derby.

June 11, 2014 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


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SouthCoast to host free diabetes-awareness seminar

SouthCoast Health, the Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group, will host a free community diabetes awareness seminar in observance of American Diabetes Month on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

November 12, 2014 | | Local news


Cassandra Donaldson named BCS's top teacher

Bryan County Schools named Cassandra Donaldson it's Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year, school officials announced Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Ford Plantation unveils redesigned golf course

Ford Plantation showcased the $7-million redesign of its Pete Dye-designed golf course to national and local media Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Gambill, Neumann best in Georgia

Richmond Hill's Lou Gambill was named the top Georgia Recreation and Parks Association volunteer in the state Thursday night in Tybee Island. Gambill volunteers with South Bryan County Recreation Department and is known locally as Mr. Baseball for his work with kids.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Dogs get their day

The sound of dogs barking was very likely music to Wendy Bolton's ears Wednesday afternoon.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill votes to hike water sewer rates

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to raise water and sewer rates for the city's roughly 4,800 customers beginning in January, blaming the increases on state mandates and a potential shortfall of $25 million in the city's coffers in a decade.

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


Fire burns South Bryan home

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a home and at 45 Meadows Road on Monday morning in south Bryan County, Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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