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Nine of 12 regions say no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Election winners are mix of new, seasoned

Bryan County residents will see some new and familiar faces after voters had their say in Tuesday's primary election.

August 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local voters say ‘yes’ to tax; region says 'no'

Election results show voters in Bryan County approved the special transportation tax, but they also show the 10-county region as a whole said 'no' to the additional penny on sales.

August 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County election results

Unofficial election results for contested races and TSPLOST as of 10:30 p.m.:

July 31, 2012 | | Local news


Candidates sound off in forum

More than 100 people gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill City Center to meet and listen to local candidates vying to be the leaders of Bryan County for the next four years.

July 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge previously ruled that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization had no right to sue the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in protest of a consent order against a textiles company accused of causing a fish kill, but Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner disagrees.

July 24, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners talk possible noise regs

Should Bryan County have a noise ordinance?

July 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Campaign signs raising concerns

With early voting under way and the July 31 Election Day just around the corner, it's no surprise that campaign signs are cropping up all over the county.

July 18, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Smith faces challenger for sheriff

Two Bryan County Sheriff candidates have hopes of winning the Republican nomination in the July 31 primary.

July 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council talks clean up, weather warning

The city of Pembroke continues efforts to clean up debris and other damages from the violent thunderstorms that blew through the area July 1 and left thousands of people without power.

July 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge hears sides of Ogeechee dispute

A judge heard all sides Monday in a dispute concerning discharges into the Ogeechee River by King America Finishing.

July 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Officials: Cast ballot now, avoid lines later

Early voting for the July 31 primary election began Monday in Bryan County with a light turnout on both ends of the county, according to Elections Superintendent Sam Davis

July 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Public hearing set for recycling

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a proposed curbside recycling program.

July 11, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City planning director announces retirement

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be on the hunt for someone to lead the Planning and Zoning Department after Planning and Zoning Director Steve Scholar announced his retirement Monday.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Albritton, Myers face off for District 3

Editor's note: This is one in a series of surveys answered by candidates in contested races in the July 31 primary.

July 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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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


RH Garden Club's pumpkin patch a hit

The pavilion at JF Gregory Park was filled on Saturday morning with visitors to the Richmond Hill Garden Club's annual pumpkin patch. The event featured plenty of pumpkins, games, prizes, treats, a pumpkin fairy and photo stations. For a full story on the festivities and more photos, see Thursday's Bryan County News.

October 04, 2014 | | Local news


Carver using chess to sharpen minds, skills

A game some say dates back at least 1,500 years is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

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


County Commission to hold called meeting Monday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss "water issues and Development Authority Issues," according to the notice sent Friday afternoon.

October 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Wearing pink

First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke supporting breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing Bryan County Emergency Service pink t-shirts. The staff will be wearing their pink t-shirts every Friday throughout the month of October.

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


St. Anne breaks ground on new sanctuary

With an abundance of prayer and then a flip of shovels, Richmond Hill's St. Anne Catholic Church broke ground on its future during a ceremony Thursday evening at the site where the new 26,000-square foot sanctuary will be constructed.

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


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