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President Obama to visit post

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit Fort Stewart Friday, but don't count on getting to see him unless you're invited.

April 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Tybee Island residents clean trash after gathering

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Some residents ofTybee Islandare angry after college students and young adults left piles of cans, bottles, cups and other trash on the beach after an annual gathering known as "Orange Crush."

April 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Georgia Cities Week on tap

The cities of Pembroke and Richmond Hill will both celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 22-28.

April 22, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Council buys Colonial Marsh property

Richmond Hill now has some new property after a decision Tuesday by the city council.

April 21, 2012 | | Local news


County to upgrade courthouse

Projects ranging from renovations to the Bryan County Courthouse and the Pembroke Public Library to county recreation improvements should happen soon after a decision from the Bryan County Commissioners.

April 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Gas leak in Richmond Hill repaired

A gas leak near the old Bryan County Courthouse Annex Building off Highway 144 has been repaired.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Gas leak causes traffic detour

A gas leak near the old Bryan County Courthouse Annex building off of Highway 144 Thursday caused eastbound traffic to be detoured around the incident.

April 19, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke takes steps on water and sewer

The Pembroke City Council at a called meeting Monday approved two different loans that will help the city with a water and sewer project and the purchase of new equipment.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Surprise ending to appreciation dinner

Dave Williams knows a thing or two about volunteering.

April 18, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County looks at paving priorities at workshop

At a workshop before the April 10 regularly scheduled county commission meeting, Bryan County Commissioners discussed what road projects may be best suited for the estimated $1.3 million per year expected from the Transportation Investment Act if it's approved by voters.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Blunt stepping down from UWBC

After working with the United Way of the Coastal Empire for 17 years, six of those spent as the director of Bryan County's United Way programs, Janice Blunt has decided to hand over the reins.

April 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free pickup of large trash this week

Richmond Hill will celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 22-28. Free curbside pickup of large items will take place throughout Richmond Hill from Monday through Wednesday.

April 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


JROTC teaches more than drill

On a chilly and breezy Friday afternoon, cadets of the Richmond Hill High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps practiced their drill routines. Rifles twirled in the air and medals gleamed in the sun.

April 15, 2012 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


City works out deal on light

Details about a traffic light slated for the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 in Richmond Hill changed Wednesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

April 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate for city’s top job may face charges

Correction: In the print version of this story, Chris Lovell is erroneously listed as president of Richmond Hill Bank. He is no longer in that position. We regret the error.

April 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Jeff Whitten | 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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