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Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill celebrates 50th

Hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park Saturday to enjoy family fishing, military presentations, birthday cake and much more-all in celebration of Richmond Hill's 50th anniversary.

March 07, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Voters OK ESPLOST

Unofficially, Bryan County voters said yes to ESPLOST on Tuesday, passing the measure by nearly a 2-1 margin.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill kicks off 50th celebration

Despite thunderstorms that drenched the area Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park before the rain set in to help Richmond Hill celebrate half a century of success.

March 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke men plead not guilty in kidnappings

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill reports sewage spill

Richmond Hill reported Friday that about 1,650 gallons of sewage were spilled into Sterling Creek Canal.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sales tax revenue at record high

2011 was another record-setting year for Bryan County's retail sector, according to the Development Authority of Bryan County.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


North Bryan group on a mission

A group of North Bryan women are on a mission-a mission to help comfort area Alzheimer's and dementia patients under the care of Hospice Savannah.

March 03, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County responds to suit over landfill

Bryan County has responded to the lawsuit recently filed by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services regarding the county's ordinances.

The suit, filed Jan. 11, follows an attempt by Atlantic Waste to get the county to rezone the property and change its ordinances.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Family Dollar may soon call RH home

Plans for a Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill will soon head to the Richmond Hill City Council after a decision Thursday by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.

March 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


City looks at options for waste

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be pursuing a new design and engineer for the upgrading and expansion of its wastewater treatment facility at Sterling Creek.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Auction hunters stalk Pembroke's bounty

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Home sales down, but could be heading up

Bryan County's home sales in January were down quite a bit compared to sales in November and December, but some say the dip isn't likely to last long with new home construction continuing to rise and more consistency in home sales.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Warnell working her way into job as mayor

Nearly two months have passed since Mary Warnell was sworn in as the newest leader of the city of Pembroke, and as her mayoral seat continues to warm, she is enjoying every part of her new job description.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Protecting Bryan County's trees

Efforts to protect established trees and plant new ones have flourished in Bryan County in the past decade. But like roots and canopy, tree advocacy has grown into different shapes on the two ends of the county.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle | Local news


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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


County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

July 08, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Pastor of Pembroke church testifies before U.S. Senate

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, senior pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke and the president of the Georgia NAACP, testified June 25 before a Senate committee on the voting rights act.

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


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