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OMI suing Richmond Hill for $2 million

The public works management company OMI is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, claiming the city's decision end its relationship with the company is a breach of contract.

December 19, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County board makes plans for Jan. workshop

Bryan County may look for a way to convince developers to construct homes on larger lots during a county commission workshop next month at the Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.

December 19, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcat wrestlers look to double up on state qualifiers in 2014

Last season was a good one for the Richmond Hill High School wrestling program, which had its first ever state runner-up in Ethan Wampler, the area's top wrestler who came within a match of winning the 120-pound title in Class AAAAA.

December 18, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


R.H. settles suit with engineer

Richmond Hill has agreed to a $150,000 settlement with an engineering firm it fired nearly two years ago regarding the design of the planned wastewater treatment facility.

December 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council OKs height request for St. Anne

Richmond Hill just got about 30 feet taller, after City Council members unanimously approved Wednesday a request by an architectural group for a variance in the city's building code to allow an 86-foot bell tower.

December 15, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County still hoping for penny

Voters here may one-day be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.

December 14, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke joins task force on water supply

Citing a need to ensure enough water for future growth, Pembroke officials signed Monday to the county's new water task force.

December 13, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Tree-lighting marks season, Pearl Harbor

Pembroke flipped the switch on its annual Christmas celebration last Saturday, literally.

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


Cook-Off proves cool weather not needed for chili

In what has become an annual kickoff to Richmond Hill's Christmas festivities, thousands of people enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off in J. F. Gregory Park on a balmy evening Friday.

December 11, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Spirits, temps run high for 18th annual parade

It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on the day of the 18th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining Ford Avenue and other streets along the parade route in the hopes of catching an unblocked view of the procession.

December 11, 2013 | Magdalena Bresson Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate stumps for food donations

John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.

December 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


FEAR militia members have first appearance

LUDIWICI - Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.

December 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Special to the News | Local news


Body of man found in restaurant parking lot

Police dispatched to the parking lot of Richmond Hill restaurant Steamers around 11:43 a.m. Wednesday to check on an unconscious person instead found the dead body of a man identified as Evans Patrick Fruitticher, 23. The case is under investigation by the Richmond Hill Police Department. No other information was released.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Police ID victims in possible murder-suicide

The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names late Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a home on Bristol Way in the Main Street subdivision and say so far evidence points to a murder-suicide.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill's fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow's ear into a silk purse.

July 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

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


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


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