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Court asked to speed up case on port dredging

CHARLESTON - Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit over dredging the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule in their favor quickly and without a trial.

September 22, 2012 | Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Collins arrested in Crapse case

The Richmond Hill woman charged in the June head-on collision that killed Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse has been ordered to home confinement after turning herself into police Friday morning.

September 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke resolves against defense budget cuts

The city of Pembroke has followed in the footsteps of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and other area government entities in offering its support of keeping jobs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

September 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board names top picks for county administrator

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has settled on its top choices for who will soon replace Phil Jones as the county administrator.

September 19, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Director brings parents, more to the classroom

A little more than three weeks has passed since the Village on the Hill Learning Center Director Ashlyn Borden took the reins, and so far she says she is enjoying every minute of it.

September 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pavillion at J.F. Gregory to get more amps, new roof

With the 14th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival a month away, the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park twice took center stage at Tuesday night's Richmond Hill city council meeting.

September 18, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County board OKs loan refinancing

The Development Authority of Bryan County can look forward to some cost savings in the future after county commissioners approved Tuesday a refinancing package for a 297-acre piece of property at Interstate Centre.

September 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Commissioners take a stand

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has offered its support on two matters close to the hearts of many area residents - the health of the Ogeechee River and jobs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

September 16, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bacon on ballot for Dist. 1 seat

Residents casting a ballot in the general election in November will officially have three choices when deciding who will represent the first district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

September 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Isakson drops Ogeechee study

SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Area host families needed for foreign students

Face The World, a nonprofit organization, is seeking families to host high-school students from around the world. The group's goal is promote peace and cultural understanding through educational exchange. The students are ages 15-17 years of age and will attend school for an academic year or semester at the local high school.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Woodpecker populations increase on Stewart

The population of red-cockaded woodpeckers on Fort Stewart has more than doubled in the past 18 years, according to Larry Carlile, wildlife biologist supervisor with Fort Stewart's Fish & Wildlife Branch of the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

September 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from July's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


Wildcats volleyball on way up as program

Richmond Hill High School's fledgling volleyball team turned four years old in August by debuting in Class AAAAA.

September 05, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Relaxing on Labor Day

Dozens of families made their way out to Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Saturday to visit with Civil War soldiers, tour the fort and enjoy various family activities during the third annual Labor Day Family Festival.

September 05, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

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


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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