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Jury panel reports Tuesday

Trial jurors were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the March 2011 term of the Bryan County Superior Court.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


War's end good for area businesses

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 30, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One week left to cast early ballots

Monday marks the final week of early voting in Bryan County, and voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to cast their ballots before Election Day for the countywide and municipal elections.

October 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Two of four candidates field voter questions at forum

Around 50 city residents gathered Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center for a candidate forum to hear what plans City Council candidates Jan Bass and John Fesperman have for the city if elected.

October 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate forum set for today

Voters will have the chance to find out more about the Richmond Hill City Council candidates' plans for the city and the countywide penny tax at 6 p.m. Thursday during a candidate forum at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kangeter, Hamilton face off for at-large seat

Although all seats on the Pembroke City Council are up for grabs this election year, voters will only see one contested seat at the polls.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Five seek votes for uncontested seats

As early voting continues and Election Day nears, residents in Pembroke will see several incumbents, as well as some new names, on their ballot for the Pembroke City Council.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper files suit against state EPD

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization filed a lawsuit Friday against the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The suit claims EPD failed to protect citizens and honor their right to have input on a recent consent order against a textiles plant blamed for a massive fish kill.

October 26, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Developer striving to be a good neighbor

Atlantic Waste Services just wants to be a good neighbor.

October 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pittman promotes penny tax

The importance of the special purpose local option sales tax and its use in Bryan County is a "no brainer."

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Welch, Kornegay get top RHP honor from peers

RichmonDelete - Merge Upd Hill Primary School surprised Aura Welch and Sara Kornegay on Monday when they were named the teacher and paraprofessional of the year, respectively.

October 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Hires, Fesperman seek Post 3

With early voting under way and Election Day just around the corner, it's time to for voters to decide who will hold the Post 3 seat for the next term on the Richmond Hill City Council.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


Hodges, Bass vye for Post 4

The Post 4 seat on the Richmond Hill City Council is up for grabs this year, and residents will have two candidates to choose from when stopping by the polls.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


County drops rezoning plans for Hwy. 17

After hearing input from residents and property owners, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners decided Oct. 11 not to move forward with the rezoning of a five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17.

October 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Thousands flock to city for Seafood Festival

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park over the weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


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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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