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Night Out draws crowd to city square

Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke was a popular place to be Saturday evening as the city hosted its annual National Night Out.

August 14, 2013 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


County votes 3-2 to up millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise the millage rate by 1.25 mills while also adding $25 to the monthly fire fee.

August 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Third hearing seeks support

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he spent a sleepless night after Monday's public hearing on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase trying to think of a better way to explain why the county needs more revenue from taxpayers.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Richmond Hill votes yes on annexation of Commerce Centre

Members of the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a petition from TerraPointe to annex some 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Program helps teachers reach for the sky

Mary Crippen of Richmond Hill joined teachers from around the world earlier this summer at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in June at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

August 10, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Residents oppose tax hike

Bryan County residents gave County Board of Commissioners an earful and then some Monday during public hearings on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Local guardsman to command 117th

Twenty six years ago, a Savannah teenager named Ronald Speir enlisted in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke set for National Night Out

The city of Pembroke is gearing up for its annual National Night Out, which is set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke.

August 07, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commission to hold hearings on proposed tax hike

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two of three public hearings Monday on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ford birthday celebrated, city unveils new driving app

Officials with the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Richmond Hill Historical Society gathered Tuesday night at the Richmond Hill Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford, the city's founder.

August 03, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


National Night Out helps stomp out crime

The Richmond Hill Police Department expected more than 2,000 people to crowd J.F. Gregory Park on Thursday for the city's National Night Out for the free hotdogs, sodas and live music. And they weren't disappointed - the people of Richmond Hill came in droves to enjoy one of the few rainless nights of the summer.

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


Relentless rain floods neighborhoods

Wednesday's downpour caused flooding in several Richmond Hill neighborhoods.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Former police chief seeks public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a formal letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 01, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


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Gambill, Neumann best in Georgia

Richmond Hill's Lou Gambill was named the top Georgia Recreation and Parks Association volunteer in the state Thursday night in Tybee Island. Gambill volunteers with South Bryan County Recreation Department and is known locally as Mr. Baseball for his work with kids.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Dogs get their day

The sound of dogs barking was very likely music to Wendy Bolton's ears Wednesday afternoon.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill votes to hike water sewer rates

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to raise water and sewer rates for the city's roughly 4,800 customers beginning in January, blaming the increases on state mandates and a potential shortfall of $25 million in the city's coffers in a decade.

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


Fire burns South Bryan home

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a home and at 45 Meadows Road on Monday morning in south Bryan County, Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


One kilometer at a time

By now, chances are you have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback and West Point graduate, a member of the United State Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Changes to development topic of RH workshop

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a proposed revision to the Richmond Hill Plantation master plan regarding property at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way.

November 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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