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Do power lines affect pacemakers?

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 12, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


United Way hoping for $75,000 in 2013

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2013 Bryan County fundraising campaign Tuesday with a luncheon at the Richmond Hill City Center that included more than a buffet and speeches.

September 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County sets planning workshop

A Bryan County strategic-planning conference has been scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


BoE sells bonds to fund school projects

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday in a called meeting to approve the sale of $23.5 million in bonds to build and equip two new schools - McAllister Elementary and Bryan County Elementary.

September 07, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Birds of a feather

In a stuffy Richmond Hill High School classroom on a hot Thursday afternoon after school, some 20 students sat in a circle, earnestly discussing whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria, where the government is accused of using chemical weapons on its own people.

September 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Budget cuts impacting Army training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Hinesville chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

September 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill readies for annexation

Richmond Hill officials Tuesday announced a public hearing and took care of more housekeeping items in preparation for the city's anticipated annexation of the Belfast Commerce Center.

September 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City eyeing 144 traffic woes

Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.

September 04, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Family loses home, pet to fire

A mobile home fire Sunday afternoon in North Bryan killed a family dog and left a mother and son homeless.

September 04, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Murphy makes bid for council seat

Developer and publisher Johnny Murphy entered the local political arena last week when he qualified to seek a seat of the Richmond Hill City Council.

September 04, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia lawmakers weigh in on Syria

As they did a decade ago, American leaders again are contemplating whether to take military action against a ruthless regime in the volatile Middle East.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


McAllister festival breathes life into history

There was plenty of food, games and great weather at the Fort McAllister on Saturday, but families looking for a little taste of the past this holiday weekend certainly weren't disappointed.

September 04, 2013 | By Magdalena Breeson Special to the News | Local news


Area Republicans host meet-and-greets

HINESVILLE - Area Republicans are seizing an opportunity to meet the candidates running for the 1st District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Congressman Jack Kingston, who will attempt to win the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring next year.

September 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


I-95's exit 87 onto 17 to close

I-95 exit 87 southbound onto Highway 17 in Richmond Hill will be closed for a time on Sunday.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Congressional day office here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Bryan County from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at City Hall, 40 Richard R. Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, for a Congressional Day Office.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


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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


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City sets large-item trash pick-up

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 01, 2014 | 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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