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Life in a bygone era comes alive with book

Life from a bygone era in Richmond Hill came alive Thursday night when a local man read excerpts from his late mother's autobiography about life here during the 1930's and 1940's.

June 07, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalks plan lists $5.7 million worth of proposals

Relief may be on the way for the 40 students who dodge traffic every morning while walking down Ivey Street to Lynwood Avenue to catch the bus to school. Under a plan being considered by the Richmond Hill City Council, that stretch of road would get sidewalks, along with 12 other areas in the city.

June 07, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


BCHS administrators reportedly resign

Bryan County High School principal Dr. Dawn Hadley and assistant principal Dr. Rod Backman have resigned and the search is on for replacements, school officials said Thursday night after a brief called meeting.

June 07, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hires inducted into Hall of Fame

Jimmy Hires said he didn't make a speech last Saturday night in Dalton at his induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

June 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County High School principal, assistant principal reportedly resign

Bryan County High School principal Dr. Dawn Hadley and assistant principal Dr. Rod Backman have reportedly resigned.

June 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Signal at Timber Trail, 144 could be up June 10

The light at 144 and Timber Trail could be up and working as early as June 10, according to GDOT. It starts flashing today.

June 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE to hold called meeting

The Bryan County Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Richmond Hill Pre-K center.

June 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Heating bill program reports on season

The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority assisted eligible households with heating bills this winter.

June 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Work on signal at 144, Timber Trail nearing completion

Work is nearing completion on a traffic signal at Timber Trail Road and Highway 144, but it could be July before the light is working.

June 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wildlife rescue group seeks local volunteers

A Tifton-based organization dedicated to saving and protecting injured and orphaned wildlife needs local volunteers.

June 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Bryan County Schools names top bus drivers

Bryan County Schools announced the names of its 2013-2014 Bus Drivers of the Year on Monday afternoon.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Officials urge storm preparation

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

May 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hires to be inducted into GACA Hall on Saturday

If you run into coach Jimmy Hires this week you might want to congratulation him on his well-deserved induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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


City pays tribute to Hometown Hero

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler opened the city's annual Memorial Day observance by honoring those who have fallen in the defense of the country and then paying special tribute to one who didn't.

May 27, 2014 | Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Pembroke salutes nation’s veterans

As they have for years, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164 honored America's war dead again Saturday with a Memorial Day observance in downtown Pembroke.

May 27, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor's note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

July 09, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen For the Bryan County News | Local news


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