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Sunday sales gets passed to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke priest gets 7 years for sex abuse

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


RHPD warns of nighttime car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department apparently has been responding to a lot of calls regarding vehicle break-ins during the night, according to a press release from the department.

February 13, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke force grows with help of volunteers

The Pembroke Police Department is adding an auxiliary unit of trained volunteers to help it deal with large civic events and emergencies.

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


Schools to be open

Bryan County schools will be open tomorrow, though in an emailed statement superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said staff members will check roads at 4 a.m. and if icy roads make it necessary to close schools a notice will be posted on school and district websites and sent through the school notification system.

February 12, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Freezing rain advisory in Pembroke

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said today it appears Bryan County will miss the worst of ice and snow from Winter Storm Pax.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners vote to put Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Bryan County commissioners voted 3-2 at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting to put Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot in November. Commissioners Jimmy Henderson and Carter Infinger voted against the measure, which if passed will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in the unincorporated part of Bryan County.

February 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No snow expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


DOT seeks input on Hwy. 144

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


New yard waste rules to start March 1

Richmond Hill will officially stop accepting yard waste for pickup if it is put in plastic bags beginning March 1 following a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night to require the debris be put in paper bags.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves paper bags for dry trash

Richmond Hill city council members voted unanimously Tuesday to require residents to use paper bags for dry trash pickup.

February 05, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Prep roundup: Wildcats host 3-AAAAA wrestling tourney

Richmond Hill High School will have home mat advantage today when the Wildcats play host to the Region 3-AAAAA wrestling tournament.

February 01, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Old Man Winter shrugs at Bryan County

Winter storm Leon may have had more bark than bite locally, but Bryan County was well prepared to handle what might have come, the head of the county's emergency services said.

January 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Forecast predicts winter storm

Schools and some government offices are closed in Bryan County as the fallout from a massive winter storm expected to hit the Coastal Empire on Tuesday afternoon continues into today.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

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


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