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Subdivisions growing in county

From WaterWays and Buckhead up to Black Creek, developers and marketers sound bullish about growing new neighborhoods in Bryan County in 2013.

February 27, 2013 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Housing market on the rise

Whether one looks at the number of homes sold or the prices, the housing market in Bryan County touched bottom two or three years ago and is trending upward.

February 27, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Council to consider refinancing City Center

The Richmond Hill City Center could be paid off sooner than expected and the city could save nearly $800,000 if the Richmond Hill City Council decides to refinance the meeting and event facility.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commander talks Ft. Stewart force reduction

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory believes the troops at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are in a "good position" when it comes to force restructure and sequestration.

February 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mother files wrongful death suit

A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.

February 23, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flood warning continues along Ogeechee

A river flood warning remains in effect for Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Mayor recognized for training

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler received a certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 27 during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day conference in Atlanta.

February 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke seeks block grant again

The city of Pembroke has determined a local match for a grant that could help eliminate water problems for some city residents.

February 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints new city attorney

Pembroke now has a new city attorney after a decision by the City Council during a called meeting Monday.

February 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


County OKs $200K for interchange

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.

February 06, 2013 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Workshop focuses on county's opportunities, challenges

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman advised commissioners to think ahead at the beginning of a four-hour workshop Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 7 in Ellabell.

January 30, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Local news


County talks interchange funding

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners may hold a called meeting soon to discuss the proposed I-95 interchange at Belfast Siding Road.

January 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Traffic, insurance ratings on county agenda

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce received an update about the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' agenda for the year during the group's monthly luncheon Wednesday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

January 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local news


Denny's to celebrate anniversary with fundraiser

Wednesday will mark one year since the Denny's in Richmond Hill reopened its doors after having to rebuild due to a fire that claimed the restaurant in December 2010.

January 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City gives up easement for Pembroke Christian

A North Bryan church will soon move forward with plans for expansion after a decision from the Pembroke City Council on Monday.

January 17, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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