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Lovell: Much in store for RH in ‘14

Richmond Hill residents can look forward to park improvements, additional sidewalks and groundbreaking on the city's new wastewater treatment plant in 2014, City Manager Chris Lovell said recently while setting out the city's goals for the year.

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


Get help for the holiday blues

Mental health providers recommend individuals with the "holiday blues" speak up and reach out for help.

December 31, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Tax hikes and turn lanes

Tax hikes, turn lanes and thrice-made grand champions, oh my! 2013 had a lot in store for many Bryan County residents

December 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Tree-recycling program continues through Saturday

This year is the first time Richmond Hill resident Marty Martinez has used the Christmas tree recycling program in J.F. Gregory Park, but it won't be his last.

December 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


2014 will bring earlier primaries, races for local boards

Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including those for six local seats in Bryan County – will need to qualify March 3-7.

December 28, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke DDA gets national recognition

The Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial distict revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

December 28, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Industrial park makes news in 2013

Every year has its big stories, and 2013 was no different in that regard in Bryan County, where Richmond Hill not only got a new industrial park, but also a new tenant for it - and took substantial steps towards getting another I-95 interchange.

December 28, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County’s to-do list long for 2014

Bryan County families should look for big recreational gains in 2014, according to County Administrator Ray Pittman, as both ends of the county should get some hot weather relief when splash parks are installed later next summer in Hendrix and Henderson Parks.

December 24, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


OMI sues city for $2M

The public works giant Operations Management International Inc. is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, alleging the city breached its contract when deciding to end its relationship with OMI in the middle of a five-year agreement.

December 21, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Human remains found at Kings Ferry Park

SAVANNAH -- Police here are investigating after human remains were found in a west Chatham County park Friday morning.

December 20, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Lawmaker's comments roil residents

According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."

December 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


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


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Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor's note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

July 09, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen For the Bryan County News | Local news


County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

July 08, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


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