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Appeal hearing for P&Z member scheduled

In order to find out exactly why the Richmond Hill City Council voted to remove him from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Stephen Weiss will go before the council at a public appeal hearing.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


BoE asks opinions on new superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke PZ board gets new member

The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will see some new and familiar faces on its board after a decision Monday from the Pembroke City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Dangerous intersection getting a makeover

A Georgia Department of Transportation project is bringing some much-needed safety improvements to a busy intersection in North Bryan County.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ducks getting daffier in Richmond Hill

Some problematic ducks will soon be removed from various areas throughout Richmond Hill after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill PZ says no to giving Colonial Marsh a thumbs up

The Richmond Hill's Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-0 during a public hearing Monday against recommending approval of the proposed Colonial Marsh development near Sterling Creek Plantation.

February 15, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools want community input on next superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 13, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


P&Z dispute takes a turn

The Richmond Hill City Council began the process to discharge a city Planning and Zoning Commission member Tuesday.

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


Super spellers

It took five rounds to declare a winner of the Bryan County School system-wide spelling bee Wednesday when three students participated at George Washington Carver Elementary School.

February 11, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


BCFC sets plans for 2012, beyond, at retreat

Members of the community gathered Thursday for a retreat at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss Bryan County Family Connection and its role in the community.

February 10, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local streets on improvement list

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded 21 new contracts valued at more than $23.7 million for statewide bridge and infrastructure improvements, and some improvements are slated for Bryan County.

February 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Load limit put on bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced temporary load-limit changes on the state Route 119/E.B. Cooper Highway bridge over Russell Swamp in Liberty County.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rider with a cause

Employees at the Keller Williams Realty Richmond Hill location got a special visit Tuesday from a Queens, N.Y. Keller Williams agent as he passed through Richmond Hill on a unique trip.

February 08, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Getting their Google on

Novice computer users gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill Public Library and cracked open brand new laptops to learn the basics of computers and searching the Internet.

February 08, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins Monday

Super Tuesday may still be a few weeks away, but that doesn't mean Bryan County voters have to wait until March 6 to vote in the presidential primary and countywide special elections.

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


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Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten, Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it's Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

July 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody's guess.

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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


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