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Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

STATESBORO - Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia) ruled in favor of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper on Wednesday following an attempt by King America Finishing to have the lawsuit against it brought by ORK dismissed in its entirety.

June 20, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


New turn lanes bound for crossroads

Richmond Hill's busiest intersection will soon be getting a makeover.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH Library sets sites on new facility

A 400-acre site in South Bryan near Publix could one day be the home of the new Richmond Hill Public Library.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City says Crowe terminated

After first saying Mark Crowe had resigned, Pembroke has since said the former police chief's contract was terminated after Crowe said he intended to stay on the job.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Raider Brigade soldiers return from Afghanistan

About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Street named for fallen deputy

On a flawless summer morning, Pembroke marked a somber anniversary.

June 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County breaks ground on new fire station

As officials broke ground Thursday morning on the Bryan County Emergency Services Fire Station No. 10 at Waterways Township in South Bryan, county commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he wanted one thing made clear.

June 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Storms expected in area tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Bryan County tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County to consider tax increase

Looking at a possible budget shortfall, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners could raise property taxes by as much as 1.5 mills in 2014.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham doctor announces bid for U.S. Congress

SAVANNAH - Dr. Bob Johnson of Isle of Hope on Saturday announced his candidacy for Georgia's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Army taps new leader for 3rd ID

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will be taking command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a June 10 release by the Chief of Staff of the Army.

June 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Little League championship coming to Richmond Hill

For the second-straight summer, Richmond Hill will be the site of a Little League state championship tournament.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke replaces police chief

Pembroke city officials announced Monday night the resignation of police chief Mark Crowe and the appointment of Sgt. Stacy Strickland as interim chief.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke's city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Firefighters spread the message

The curriculum for about half an hour Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

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


It's good to be king

Richmond Hill High School special education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado could easily be Georgia's governor if he wanted the job.

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


Pete the Cat meets Sen. Carter

Pete the Cat met state Senator Buddy Carter on Monday at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, as the Pooler pharmacist and Republican Congressional candidate read to students there to help kick off Georgia Pre-K week.

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


Update: City follows county lead

More than 100 manufacturing jobs may be on way to the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.

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


RH Rotary raises $2,500 to eradicate Polio

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 on Saturday to help eradicate polio during the Pacing for Polio 5K fundraiser at J.F. Gregory Park.

October 06, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge hbarnidge@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 6

Delete-Merge UpIncidents below taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


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