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Pembroke to look at mill hike

For the first time in three years, Pembroke residents could see an increase in their tax bill as officials are considering raising the millage rate

August 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Plaintiffs seek to amend Savannah River complaint

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Environmental groups suing over the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule the project is subject to South Carolina environmental law, saying that will allow a fairer review by state officials.

August 10, 2012 | By Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Heavy rains floods Richmond Hill street

Tuesday's afternoon downpour created problems for some motorists in the Main Street subdivision in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection, United Way celebrate new center

Local residents and community officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Bryan County Service Center in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Nine of 12 regions say no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Election winners are mix of new, seasoned

Bryan County residents will see some new and familiar faces after voters had their say in Tuesday's primary election.

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


Local voters say ‘yes’ to tax; region says 'no'

Election results show voters in Bryan County approved the special transportation tax, but they also show the 10-county region as a whole said 'no' to the additional penny on sales.

August 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County election results

Unofficial election results for contested races and TSPLOST as of 10:30 p.m.:

July 31, 2012 | | Local news


Candidates sound off in forum

More than 100 people gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill City Center to meet and listen to local candidates vying to be the leaders of Bryan County for the next four years.

July 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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


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Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

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


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


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