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Six qualify to run for local offices

A challenger and five incumbents, including Bryan County School Board Chairman Eddie Warren, were the first to qualify to run for local office in the November 2014 general elections.

March 05, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Updated: Richmond Hill police warn of scam

The Richmond Hill Police Department is warning residents of a scam in which callers claiming to be law enforcement officers tell those they call they'll go to jail for outstanding warrants unless they send money to the officers.

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


Six qualify Monday to run again for local seats

Six candidates made it official Monday.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Qualifying starts Monday

Interested in running for local office?

March 01, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke celebrates trees

Pembroke celebrated Arbor Day on Friday a bit later than planned, but that didn't dampen spirits as Mayor Mary Warnell welcomed guests, including members of the Pembroke Garden Club, volunteers who serve on various city committees and boards, and city employees.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Report: Film company denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 25, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Special to the News | Local news


City celebrates Arbor Day, Tree City USA designation

Rain held off just long enough Friday morning for Richmond Hill to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day with a brief ceremony in J.F. Gregory Park.

February 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hearing garners positive feedback

Frank Biezenbos has driven Highway 144 just about every day for the past 19 years.

February 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


OMI drops $2M suit with city

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Opinions sought on road work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed widening of Highway 144 from Timber Trail Road to south of Belfast River Road in Bryan County and will hold a public hearing from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.

February 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke chili cook-off is Saturday

Chili lovers, rejoice.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Website ranks Richmond Hill among 50 safest cities in state

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Bank to get a name change

The Savannah Bank will be rebranded South State Bank this summer, a move toward regionalism one senior vice president said should make banking more convenient for customers who travel.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


OMI drops $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill

Public works company OMI has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, city attorney Ray Smith announced Tuesday night after the city council met briefly in closed session.

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


Board talks driveways for county lots

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners heard a first reading Tuesday of a revised ordinance aimed at making travel safer by putting more space between driveways on roads with speed limits of 50 mph or greater.

February 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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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