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Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


County talks road for school

Plans for the county's role in an extension of Veterans Memorial Parkway in South Bryan to provide additional access to a proposed elementary school were evaluated during a called workshop on Monday held at the Bryan County Emergency Services building in Ellabell.

April 26, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Cities Week kicks off with art opening, speakers

Pembroke and Richmond Hill joined dozens of other municipalities throughout the state this week as the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Cities Week celebration began Sunday.

April 24, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Sign ordinance issues voiced

Several business owners raised questions and expressed concerns Monday night about Richmond Hill's proposed sign ordinance during a public hearing at City Hall.

April 23, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Shells used to help oyster population

A group of local volunteers is doing its part to help revive and maintain marine life in the off the coast of south Bryan County.

April 20, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Officials gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

Pembroke and Richmond Hill will show residents "Where the Action is" through activities planned as part of the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Georgia Cities Week celebration, which runs Sunday-April 27.

April 19, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs land for ‘Bark Park’

Dogs and their owners in South Bryan might be getting their own park following the county Board of Commissioners' decision to provide use of county land in DeVaul Henderson Park.

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


Families turn out for 11th annual Public Safety Day

The parking lot of First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill was all abuzz Saturday with fire trucks, helicopters, safety exhibits and more for the 11th annual Public Safety Day hosted by the Bryan County Emergency Services and South Bryan Volunteer Firefighters Association.

April 17, 2013 | Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Mother charged in toddler's death

Charges have been filed in the death of a North Bryan toddler killed by a pack of family dogs in Ellabell late last month.

April 16, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Former fire chief: We were forced to retire

Jimmy Cook, longtime volunteer fire chief for the city of Pembroke, said he may be retired from the position he's held since 1971, but it wasn't his decision.

April 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Court hearing set for Atlantic Waste lawsuit

A hearing has been set in the Atlantic Waste Services lawsuit that claims the Bryan County's ordinance regarding landfills is unconstitutional.

April 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A mobile honor for a local hero

The Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial was in Pembroke April 5 to unveil a new name -- Bryan County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Robert Warren Crapse, who was killed last June in a head-on collision on I-95.

April 12, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Longtime chief, volunteer stepping down

Editor's note: Former Fire Chief Jimmy Cook says he was forced to retire. See a follow-up story in the April 13 edition of the News.

April 10, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Charges expected soon in toddler's death

Charges may be filed this week in the death of a 21-month-old North Bryan toddler mauled late last month by a pack of the family's dogs.

April 10, 2013 | Crissie Elrick 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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