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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


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


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


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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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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