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Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Sunday sales gets passed to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke priest gets 7 years for sex abuse

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


RHPD warns of nighttime car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department apparently has been responding to a lot of calls regarding vehicle break-ins during the night, according to a press release from the department.

February 13, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke force grows with help of volunteers

The Pembroke Police Department is adding an auxiliary unit of trained volunteers to help it deal with large civic events and emergencies.

February 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be open

Bryan County schools will be open tomorrow, though in an emailed statement superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said staff members will check roads at 4 a.m. and if icy roads make it necessary to close schools a notice will be posted on school and district websites and sent through the school notification system.

February 12, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Freezing rain advisory in Pembroke

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said today it appears Bryan County will miss the worst of ice and snow from Winter Storm Pax.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners vote to put Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Bryan County commissioners voted 3-2 at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting to put Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot in November. Commissioners Jimmy Henderson and Carter Infinger voted against the measure, which if passed will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in the unincorporated part of Bryan County.

February 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No snow expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


DOT seeks input on Hwy. 144

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


New yard waste rules to start March 1

Richmond Hill will officially stop accepting yard waste for pickup if it is put in plastic bags beginning March 1 following a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night to require the debris be put in paper bags.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves paper bags for dry trash

Richmond Hill city council members voted unanimously Tuesday to require residents to use paper bags for dry trash pickup.

February 05, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Prep roundup: Wildcats host 3-AAAAA wrestling tourney

Richmond Hill High School will have home mat advantage today when the Wildcats play host to the Region 3-AAAAA wrestling tournament.

February 01, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Old Man Winter shrugs at Bryan County

Winter storm Leon may have had more bark than bite locally, but Bryan County was well prepared to handle what might have come, the head of the county's emergency services said.

January 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

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


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

April 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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