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Friday's head-on crash still under investigation

The woman involved in the head-on collision early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

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


Visitation for fallen deputy is today

Vistation for Robert Crapse, the Bryan County Sheriff's Department deputy killed Friday in a wreck on I-95 will be Monday at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke.

June 17, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham struggles with sinking shrimp boat

SAVANNAH - A sinking shrimp boat highlights the potential danger faced by boaters and property owners when vessels are abandoned on waterways in the Savannah area, county officials say.

June 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Council backs transportation tax

The city of Pembroke approved a resolution of support Tuesday for the coming transportation referendum, or what is commonly referred to as the transportation special purpose local option sales tax, or TSPLOST, referendum.

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


Life under the sea

Greg McFall estimates he has made more than 500 dives at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, located about 17 miles east of Sapelo Island.

June 07, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fish died south of King America Finishing, not north

While officials await the results of water quality tests regarding the Ogeechee River, the question of why fish are dying downriver from a local textiles plant - but not upriver - remains unanswered.

June 06, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Savannah area dumps ‘voluntary’ storm evacuations

SAVANNAH - Emergency planners for Savannah and surrounding Chatham County say they will no longer call for "voluntary" evacuations ahead of hurricanes and tropical storms.

June 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Bacon to try hand as independent

Residents casting ballots in the general election in November may have three choices when it comes to the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Education.

June 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free medical packs help area clinic in storm season

The Diversity Health Center in Hinesville soon will receive a hurricane preparedness medical pack, just in time for hurricane season that starts today and runs through Nov. 1. The pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane.

June 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Registry offers help during hurricane evacuation

Coastal communities have been lucky when it comes to hurricanes, but weather experts agree it's only a matter of time before Georgia gets hit by a major storm.

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


Program lends helping hand to caregivers

Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's have an opportunity for support and information through the Georgia REACH program that is now available in Bryan County.

June 01, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Beryl dumps rain along southeast coast

SAVANNAH - The former tropical storm Beryl was expected to bring up to 10 inches of rain to parts of the southeast coast before it heads out to sea again, where it could regain some strength.

May 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Ogeechee waters remain clear in Bryan Co.

More dead fish were found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County, and environmentalists await test results to find out the reason they died.

May 30, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


All local Memorial Day events canceled for weather

All Memorial Day ceremonies and observances in Bryan County have been canceled due to the weather. This includes the flag dedication ceremony in downtown Pembroke, Richmond Hill's annual observance in J.F. Gregory Park and a flag-raising ceremony with former Richmond Hill mayor Richard Davis near the viaduct on Highway 17.

May 28, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Another tropical storm could threaten

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring a tropical system that could bring bad weather to the area late Saturday or early Sunday.

May 25, 2012 | Staff report | 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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