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Deal: Georgia will not set up state health care exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Local news


Decoration fund to help light up Pembroke

Residents in Pembroke can expect to see new Christmas decorations throughout the city this year, but the city is also requesting help from residents.

November 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ for second year

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners tap new fire chief

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to hire a new fire chief for the county during its regular monthly meeting in Pembroke.

November 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mayors collect gifts for hospitals

Local city officials are doing their part to spread some holiday cheer by collecting gifts for patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital as part of the 2012 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group files suit to end discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Fundraiser set for Ellabell fire victims

A fundraiser to benefit the family of Gavin Newman and Ivan Newman of Ellabell is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Park in Pembroke.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


In honor of their service

Veterans Day was officially Sunday, and residents on both ends of Bryan County took time to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed much of their lives in service to the country throughout the weekend and beginning of the week.

November 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Heating assistance now available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City gets state OK for new traffic light

A long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Mulberry Drive is one step closer to fruition after the city received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation to move forward with the project.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Smith takes Dist. 4 BoE seat

The Bryan County Board of Education will have a new face in January after political newcomer Marianne Smith garnered the majority of votes in the special election to decide the District 4 representative.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Covington, Kendrick head to runoff

Voters in Bryan County's District 1 will head back to the polls Dec. 4 to decide just who will represent them on the Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. voters tap GOP candidates

While the nation was on standby much of Tuesday night waiting to see who would lead the country for the next four years, Bryan County voters made it clear they wanted Republican candidate Mitt Romney to take the country's top position.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Planners eye double-decker expressway

SAVANNAH - Savannah planners are taking a vertical approach to traffic congestion on a major thoroughfare and considering a new elevated expressway.

November 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


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Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

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


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

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


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

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


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Senior running back Ronnie Harris rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richmond Hill High School's defense pitched a shutout in the Wildcats 20-0 season-opening win Friday over visiting Johnson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

The South Bryan County Recreation Department is now offering pickleball.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


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