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Goodwill opening draws quite a crowd

Goodwill's grand opening on Thursday surprised nearly everyone, as hundreds of shoppers flocked to the store to be among the first to explore the 20,000 square foot retail and job connection center space.

March 31, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Coleman throws hat in ring for tax commissioner

Carrol Ann Coleman has announced that she will seek election to the office of Bryan County Tax Commissioner. The long term current tax commissioner, Debbie Newman, said she is retiring and will not seek re-election.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Newman announces she won't run again

Citing a need to spend more time with family, Bryan County Tax Commissioner Debbie Newman is calling it a career.

March 31, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crowe to seek another term as clerk of courts

Becky Crowe has announced her plans to seek a fifth term as the Bryan County Clerk of Superior Court in the upcoming election.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man dies in accident

An Ellabell man was killed Friday in an early morning crash in Garden City.

March 30, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


JetBlue suspends pilot after outburst on plane forces emergency landing

LAS VEGAS - A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on a Las Vegas-bound flight has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.

Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review of the incident, JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the ground after his bizarre rant, as a co-pilot shut him out of the cockpit and took command of the Tuesday morning flight from New York.

March 28, 2012 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Local news


City to hold retreat

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a retreat Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


German official visits Oracal

Dr Lutz Gorgens, the German Consulate General for the southeast United States, was welcomed to Bryan County's Interstate Centre yesterday for a tour of ORACAL USA,a corporate partner of ORAFOL EUROPE, a German based company that manufactures vinyl films and related adhesive products.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Davis to seek fourth term as probate judge

Sam Davis has announced his plans to seek a fourth term as the Bryan County probate judge in the upcoming election.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Reports: disruptive JetBlue pilot from Richmond Hill

A JetBlue captain who reportedly had to be tackled by passengers Tuesday and forced an emergency landing when he began acting errectically lives in Richmond Hill, according to various media outlets.

March 28, 2012 | Staff and wire reports Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner to run for tax commissioner

Carla Gardner has announced she is running for Bryan County tax commissioner. Gardner, the wife of former District 5 county commissioner Rick Gardner, said she will qualify as a Republican candidate on the July 31 ballot.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Goodwill grand opening is Thursday

The new Goodwill store in Richmond Hill will open at 10 a.m. Thursday with a grand opening celebration.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Library to hold computer class

The Richmond Hill Public Library will host a file management class Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Commission chairman to run again

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed announced his plans to run for the position again in the upcoming election.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 24, 2012 | Russ Bynum Associated Press | Local news


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

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 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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


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


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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