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Workshop focuses on county's opportunities, challenges

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman advised commissioners to think ahead at the beginning of a four-hour workshop Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 7 in Ellabell.

January 30, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Local news


County talks interchange funding

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners may hold a called meeting soon to discuss the proposed I-95 interchange at Belfast Siding Road.

January 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Traffic, insurance ratings on county agenda

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce received an update about the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' agenda for the year during the group's monthly luncheon Wednesday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

January 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local news


Denny's to celebrate anniversary with fundraiser

Wednesday will mark one year since the Denny's in Richmond Hill reopened its doors after having to rebuild due to a fire that claimed the restaurant in December 2010.

January 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City gives up easement for Pembroke Christian

A North Bryan church will soon move forward with plans for expansion after a decision from the Pembroke City Council on Monday.

January 17, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston says ‘thanks for re-election’ with cookout

pporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

January 16, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Plea is 'not guilty' in deputy's death

The Richmond Hill woman charged with the 2012 death of Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse pleaded not guilty Monday in Chatham County Superior Court.

January 16, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Collins pleads not guilty in deputy's death

Patricia Collins pleaded not guilty Monday to charges against her for the death of a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy.

January 14, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Shell-recycling station opens near Bryan

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 12, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Savannah man gets big lottery win

SAVANNAH - A Savannah man says he's in disbelief after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket that ended up being worth $20,000.

January 11, 2013 | The Associated Press | Local news


New county officials attend conference

New County Administrator Ray Pittman, left, and county commissioners-elect Noah Covington and Steve Myers recently attended a four-day conference for newly elected commissioners hosted by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens.

January 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Infinger to lead ACCG policy committee

ATLANTA - Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger recently was named as the 2012-2013 vice chairman of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Public Safety and the Courts Policy Committee.

January 05, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Elections staff looking forward to quiet year

Looking down the road, Bryan County residents may only have one election to deal with in 2013, Elections Superintendent Sam Davis said.

January 03, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Water/sewer top city’s to-do list

Richmond Hill has several items on its agenda for 2013, but the biggest project is moving forward with a new wastewater treatment facility, according to City Manager Chris Lovell.

January 02, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Highs, lows shape 2012 in Bryan Co.

Our look back on 2012 in Bryan County continues as we review stories filled with happiness, celebration, heartbreak, tragedy and more. But whether good or bad, the community rallied together to show its true caring colors.

January 02, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

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


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

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


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Bryan County News | Local news


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to "Smoke in the 'broke," a pastor told city council Monday night.

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


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter and Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17.

July 14, 2014 | Staff Reports Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Emergency Services station remodeled

The Bryan County Emergency Services station in Pembroke got more than a fresh coat of paint recently. It also got a new carport.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS has new principal

After a called meeting and a 20-minute executive session, the Bryan County Board of Education voted Friday evening to name Cari Delatorre as the new principal for Bryan County High School.

July 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Johnson speaks to Senate committee

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

July 12, 2014 | By Jason Wermers Bryan County News | Local news


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