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Woodpecker populations increase on Stewart

The population of red-cockaded woodpeckers on Fort Stewart has more than doubled in the past 18 years, according to Larry Carlile, wildlife biologist supervisor with Fort Stewart's Fish & Wildlife Branch of the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

September 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from July's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


Wildcats volleyball on way up as program

Richmond Hill High School's fledgling volleyball team turned four years old in August by debuting in Class AAAAA.

September 05, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Relaxing on Labor Day

Dozens of families made their way out to Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Saturday to visit with Civil War soldiers, tour the fort and enjoy various family activities during the third annual Labor Day Family Festival.

September 05, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham takes steps to allow backyard animals

SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


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


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Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn't just make candy, breads or cakes.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

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


City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

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


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon Correspondent | Local news


GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

August 27, 2014 | Rich DeLong Special to the News | Local news


Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


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