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Five arrested in meth bust

SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.

October 12, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal EMC rewards teachers' bright ideas

MIDWAY - Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded more than $22,000 in Bright Ideas grants Wednesday and Thursday to school teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties - with more than $9,000 going to teachers in Richmond Hill.

October 12, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Water expected to be big issue in future

Bryan County's location, combined with its quality of life, good schools and low taxes, make it a desirable place to live.

October 11, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Local bank gives computers to Bryan groups

SAVANNAH - Three Bryan County organizations are now sporting new computer equipment thanks to a gift from a local bank.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Light at Timber Trail, 144 on the way

Richmond Hill drivers may see some traffic relief along Highway 144 with plans for both a traffic light at Timber Trail Road and a right-turn lane at Highway 17.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Paper, not plastic

Richmond Hill could start requiring residents to put their lawn trimmings into paper bags for pickup.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials hope to revive TSPLOST

Editor's note: This is the third in a series on issues raised by a recent countywide retreat.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrating Georgia Pre-K week

It was a big week for preschoolers in Bryan County as two state legislators stopped by classrooms to read in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 05, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Community leaders look to diversify Bryan's tax base

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories on issues raised by the countywide planning retreat.

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Soldiers' reel 'em in at annual fishing rodeo

Seventy-four soldiers packed their tackle boxes Saturday afternoon for a full day of fishing out of Fort McAllister Marina at the third annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo.

October 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


Volunteers spruce up Fort McAllister

The weather was perfect Saturday as 125 volunteers descended upon Fort McAllister to help spruce up the state historic park.

October 02, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


Local officials disappointed in shutdown

Tuesday morning, the nation awoke to a government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats came to a standoff on the federal budget, and local officials expressed their disappointment in the turn of events.

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten, Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


New turn lane in the works for Highway 144 at 17

Richmond Hill city council members learned Tuesday night the DOT has approved adding a right-turn-only lane to Highway 144 West where it intersects with Highway 17 North. The new turn-only lane, which will be created by shrinking the width of current lanes, will be 600 feet long and stack 25 cars, according to city officials.

October 01, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Candidates get head start on ‘14 campaign

Bryan County voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 28, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Community leaders converge at planning retreat

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories on issues raised by the countywide planning retreat.

September 27, 2013 | Jeff Whitten 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


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