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Bryan County High School graduates 111

Armed with a diploma and a hug from Bryan County High School Principal Dr. Dawn Hadley, the 111 members of the school's Class of 2014 graduated Saturday morning in a ceremony held before a packed house at the school gym.

May 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hardware store hosts 400 for dinner to say thanks

Plantation Lumber & Hardware owner Dallas Daniel threw a dinner party Thursday night and invited around 400 of his closest friends.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Richmond Hill council swears in new firefighters, honors others

The ranks of the Richmond Hill Fire Department grew Tuesday as three new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Harold Fowler at the City Council meeting.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Bryan taps Kingston, Carter, Tavio

Though both are headed for a runoff in July, Jack Kingston and Buddy Carter proved the top vote-getters in Bryan County for their respective races.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoffs ahead

It appears there will be runoffs in both parties in the race for the District 1 Congressional seat.

May 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner wins District 5

UPDATE: According to the Secretary of State website unofficial results, Rick Gardner is the clear winner of the county commission District 5 seat with more than 58 percent of the vote (or 225 votes) to Jimmy Henderson's more than 41 percent (or 161 votes).

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Two face off for District 5

The only contested race is for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' District 5 seat currently held by Jimmy Henderson.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools could cost combined $36.6 million

The county's two new elementary schools could cost a combined $36.6 million to build after the Bryan County Board of Education approved guaranteed maximum prices for the projects at Thursday's meeting at Bryan County Elementary School.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting garners few ballots in Bryan County

If early voting turnout numbers are any indication, Bryan County poll workers may have been lonelier than the Maytag repairman in commercials of old.

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


Richmond Hill man indicted for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been indicted May 7 by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

May 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal Health Dist. seeking names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 - and to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate gets high marks from Chamber

ATLANTA - District 1 state Sen. Buddy Carter, R- Pooler, has received an A-plus grade on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's 2014 legislative scorecard.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Investigation into BCHS teacher turned over to authorities in Coweta County

Bryan County Schools and the Bryan County Sheriff's Department have turned over the findings of their investigation into a former Bryan County High School teacher who recently resigned over allegations involving improper conduct at an away cross country meet in November.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Work starts on right turn lane at 144, 17 in Richmond Hill

Workers were seen busy at the intersection of highways 144 and 17 in Richmond Hill late Monday night, and a DOT spokesperson confirmed construction on a dedicated right turn only lane at the intersection is under way. Most of the work will be done at night. The project is expected to cost about $77,000 and take about 60 days to complete, if weather permits.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Marsh buffer removal angers advisors

A legislative update heard by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Advisory Council was received with quiet outrage during the CAC's spring meeting Wednesday morning at the Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative headquarters on Highway 17 in Midway.

May 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


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Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

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


Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke's city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


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