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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


Early voting for July 22 runoff begins today

Early voting in runoff elections begins today.

June 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Middleton named BCES Employee of Quarter

Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014, according to Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

June 30, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Scout Troop garners awards

The Black Hawk Patrol from Troop 141 headed to summer camp June 15 for a week at Camp Frank G. Lumpkin in LaGrange, Georgia and met 18 other troops from Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Troop 141 came home with numerous honors, including three scoutmaster awards, four out of five campsite inspection awards, best gateway award, and the honor troop award, which is considered to be the hardest award to achieve. These were accomplished by four adults and seven boys from Pembroke, a group beat out all others, many of which had 15-30 Scouts in addition to their leaders. The Scouts ...

June 28, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


June 28 community announcements

Family day set

June 28, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


Independence Day event set

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

June 28, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill Garden Club hold spring luncheon at Bubba's Bistro

Poodle skirts, June Cleaver look-alikes, rolled-up jeans and scarves tied around necks were in plentiful supply at the Richmond Hill Garden Club's recent spring luncheon held at Bubba's Bistro.

June 28, 2014 | Gloria Shearin Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary Club's big night includes awards, honors, more

Scholarships were given, awards were received and new officers were installed at the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual induction meeting Thursday night at theCityCenter.

June 28, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


BOE to keep millage the same

Good news for property owners: members of the Bryan County Board of Education said they won't hike the millage rate this year.

June 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Schools recognized by state

Bryan County Schools recently got some good news from the state. The following is a BCS press release sent Thursday:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Bank officers sentenced in loan fraud scheme

Seven former officers of First National Bank of Savannah were sentenced during three days of hearings last week before United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


'Crossroads' to get makeover

Richmond Hill's busiest intersection will soon be getting some curb appeal, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Grotheer to fill in as county administrator, looks forward to challenge

Bryan County's top accountant will also be its top appointed leader beginning July 1, after county commissioners appointed Chief Financial Officer John Grotheer as interim county administrator at the board's June meeting.

June 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fowler named to GMA board

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 24.

June 24, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearings Monday at city hall

The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | 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


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


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