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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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Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke's city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Firefighters spread the message

The curriculum for about half an hour Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

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


It's good to be king

Richmond Hill High School special education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado could easily be Georgia's governor if he wanted the job.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pete the Cat meets Sen. Carter

Pete the Cat met state Senator Buddy Carter on Monday at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, as the Pooler pharmacist and Republican Congressional candidate read to students there to help kick off Georgia Pre-K week.

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


Update: City follows county lead

More than 100 manufacturing jobs may be on way to the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.

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


RH Rotary raises $2,500 to eradicate Polio

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 on Saturday to help eradicate polio during the Pacing for Polio 5K fundraiser at J.F. Gregory Park.

October 06, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge hbarnidge@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 6

Delete-Merge UpIncidents below taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


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