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Coleman throws hat in ring for tax commissioner

Carrol Ann Coleman has announced that she will seek election to the office of Bryan County Tax Commissioner. The long term current tax commissioner, Debbie Newman, said she is retiring and will not seek re-election.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Newman announces she won't run again

Citing a need to spend more time with family, Bryan County Tax Commissioner Debbie Newman is calling it a career.

March 31, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crowe to seek another term as clerk of courts

Becky Crowe has announced her plans to seek a fifth term as the Bryan County Clerk of Superior Court in the upcoming election.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man dies in accident

An Ellabell man was killed Friday in an early morning crash in Garden City.

March 30, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


JetBlue suspends pilot after outburst on plane forces emergency landing

LAS VEGAS - A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on a Las Vegas-bound flight has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.

Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review of the incident, JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the ground after his bizarre rant, as a co-pilot shut him out of the cockpit and took command of the Tuesday morning flight from New York.

March 28, 2012 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Local news


City to hold retreat

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a retreat Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


German official visits Oracal

Dr Lutz Gorgens, the German Consulate General for the southeast United States, was welcomed to Bryan County's Interstate Centre yesterday for a tour of ORACAL USA,a corporate partner of ORAFOL EUROPE, a German based company that manufactures vinyl films and related adhesive products.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Davis to seek fourth term as probate judge

Sam Davis has announced his plans to seek a fourth term as the Bryan County probate judge in the upcoming election.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Reports: disruptive JetBlue pilot from Richmond Hill

A JetBlue captain who reportedly had to be tackled by passengers Tuesday and forced an emergency landing when he began acting errectically lives in Richmond Hill, according to various media outlets.

March 28, 2012 | Staff and wire reports Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner to run for tax commissioner

Carla Gardner has announced she is running for Bryan County tax commissioner. Gardner, the wife of former District 5 county commissioner Rick Gardner, said she will qualify as a Republican candidate on the July 31 ballot.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Goodwill grand opening is Thursday

The new Goodwill store in Richmond Hill will open at 10 a.m. Thursday with a grand opening celebration.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Library to hold computer class

The Richmond Hill Public Library will host a file management class Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Commission chairman to run again

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed announced his plans to run for the position again in the upcoming election.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 24, 2012 | Russ Bynum Associated Press | Local news


Brownies want recycling in RH

Some young residents in Richmond Hill want to see curbside recycling in the city.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Commission to meet

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the court house in Pembroke.

September 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


City approves effort to renovate apartments

Richmond Hill City Council gave its endorsement Tuesday to a St. Louis-based developer's planned $22.9 million renovation of Ashton Apartments that will be financed at least partly through the sale of about $15 million in revenue bonds issued by the City of McDonough Housing Authority.

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


At 30, local club still serving

A local service club which annually puts on a wildly popular kids fishing derby and honors local public safety honors is now getting behind an upcoming blood drive.

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


Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Delete-Merge UpSinger-songwriter Jake Miller reportedly will perform at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing.

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


Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn't just make candy, breads or cakes.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

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


City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

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


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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