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Update: Shooting of dog under investigation

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said Tuesday his department is investigating a deputy's shooting of a Groveland man's dog Sunday during an animal complaint call.

December 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD police blotter

The below incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


School board approves sale of school to Pembroke

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the sale of Bryan County Elementary and a 6.59 acre site to Pembroke, a week after the city OK'd its part of the deal.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had beem positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

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


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE approves district

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a district for the new McAllister Elementary on Thursday that adds Dunham Marsh and Oak Pointe subdivisions to the attendance, but won't include students who live down 144 Spur.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


A positive spin

Mark Wallace wants to keep the Ozzy Park story positive.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Raise the roof with Family Promise of Bryan County

Family Promise of Bryan County's mission is to help homeless families find a permanent home.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Charleston man still missing

A Charleston family continues to seek help locating Tim Jaskiewicz, who was last seen Feb. 16 in Richmond Hill.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


New football coach introduced

The future of Richmond Hill High School football starts now, new Wildcats coach Matt LeZotte said Monday at a press conference announcing his hiring.

February 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


American Traditions Competition board member speaks to Rotary

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill heard from American Traditions Competition board member Elizabeth Oxnard. The 2015 American Traditions Competition will be in Savannah from Feb. 23-27. For more information, go to www.americantraditionscompetition.com. The Rotary Club of Richmond meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honors junior rotarian

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Katie Goodwin, the Junior Rotarian of the Month. The club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Richmond Hill man dies after fall

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper to host Paddle Georgia

Coastal Georgia's crown jewel, the Ogeechee River, long has been celebrated for the fishing, boating and outdoor-recreation opportunities it provides to local residents. Soon, though, its appeal will expand as river enthusiasts from all over Georgia - and, perhaps, beyond - come to know and admire this natural resource.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Caesarstone to expand

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill, creating 130 jobs.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the news Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County to hold called meeting Tuesday on "Project Honey"

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February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crime Reports: Kids will be kids, women fight at ice machine

Incidents taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

February 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Tech announces $10 million campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers

Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to partner with CRC on growth plan

Members of Pembroke City Council voted Monday to start a process they hope will make the city a better place to live and work in the future.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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