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River land owners challenge values

SAVANNAH - Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land because they say it's lost value because of chemical discharges from a textile processing plant upstream.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Richmond Hill keeps millage rate the same rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 27, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Prosecutor: Murder case uncovers terror plot

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

August 27, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Richmond Hill to keep same millage rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


System's top teachers take one more bow

Nine Bryan County teachers were recognized Thursday by the Board of Education for their selection as the 2011-2012 teachers of the year for their respected schools.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke ready to hike millage rate

The first two of three public hearings regarding an increase in the city of Pembroke's millage rage drew no attendees Thursday at City Hall.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Faith-based group helps those in danger of losing homes

HINESVILLE - According to statewide news reports, 9 percent of Georgia's workers are unemployed, while another 16.4 percent are underemployed. And these numbers don't include those whose unemployment benefits have expired and were dropped from the rolls of the unemployed.

August 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Man convicted on kidnapping charges denies involvement

A man convicted Wednesday of kidnapping twoBryanCountybusinessmen claimed he was framed.

August 23, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg For the Bryan County News | Local news


County appoints records officer

Anyone who wishes to file an open records request for information pertaining to Bryan County will now have the help of a designated open records officer.

August 23, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Chambliss warns against military budget sequestration

Fort Stewart and Hinesville stand to lose 7,000 defense-related jobs if sequestration takes effect Jan. 2, 2013, warned Georgia's senior U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Monday during a visit to the MidCoast Regional Airport.

August 22, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Victims recount details of abductions in case against Pembroke man

STATESBORO - When Carolyn Downs came home from church, she thought she was going to die.

August 22, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Bryan County kidnappings trial gets under way

The third suspect believed responsible for two seperate kidnappings in Bryan County late last year and early this year is under way this week in Statesboro.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves recycling program

Richmond Hill residents will soon see a service many claim is long overdue - recycling.

August 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge rejects amending Savannah dredging suit

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal judge says that both the Georgia Ports Authority and a South Carolina agency overseeing activities in the Savannah River may take part in a $650 million lawsuit challenging the deepening of the river shipping channel.

August 16, 2012 | Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Public sounds off on bombing-range plan

LUDOWICI - Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.

August 15, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


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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


Y kicks off expansion fundraiser

The Richmond Hill YMCA kicked off an expansion campaign Thursday to raise money for its 4,000 square foot addition Thursday.

July 12, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Finalists picked for county administrator

Members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners named the top three candidates for the position of county administrator Tuesday during the board's regular meeting in Pembroke.

July 12, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


BoE announces called meeting

The Bryan County Board of Education will meet at 5:45 p.m. today at the Richmond HIll Pre-K center in a called meeting.

July 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting still going on in county

Early voting in runoff elections continues through next week in Bryan County.

July 10, 2014 | | Local news


Richmond Hill Receives Favorable ISO Rating of Four for Fire-Protection Services

Richmond Hill recently received an Insurance Services Office rating of 4 for its fire-protection services for the city.

July 10, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Big day for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


CRCT results mostly positive for Bryan Schools

With the state changing to a new testing system this fall, local school officials said the last Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests go round for Bryan County was about par for the course for a system many believe to be among the best in the state.

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


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