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Officials urge storm preparation

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

May 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hires to be inducted into GACA Hall on Saturday

If you run into coach Jimmy Hires this week you might want to congratulation him on his well-deserved induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City pays tribute to Hometown Hero

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler opened the city's annual Memorial Day observance by honoring those who have fallen in the defense of the country and then paying special tribute to one who didn't.

May 27, 2014 | Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Pembroke salutes nation’s veterans

As they have for years, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164 honored America's war dead again Saturday with a Memorial Day observance in downtown Pembroke.

May 27, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County High School graduates 111

Armed with a diploma and a hug from Bryan County High School Principal Dr. Dawn Hadley, the 111 members of the school's Class of 2014 graduated Saturday morning in a ceremony held before a packed house at the school gym.

May 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hardware store hosts 400 for dinner to say thanks

Plantation Lumber & Hardware owner Dallas Daniel threw a dinner party Thursday night and invited around 400 of his closest friends.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Richmond Hill council swears in new firefighters, honors others

The ranks of the Richmond Hill Fire Department grew Tuesday as three new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Harold Fowler at the City Council meeting.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Bryan taps Kingston, Carter, Tavio

Though both are headed for a runoff in July, Jack Kingston and Buddy Carter proved the top vote-getters in Bryan County for their respective races.

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


Runoffs ahead

It appears there will be runoffs in both parties in the race for the District 1 Congressional seat.

May 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner wins District 5

UPDATE: According to the Secretary of State website unofficial results, Rick Gardner is the clear winner of the county commission District 5 seat with more than 58 percent of the vote (or 225 votes) to Jimmy Henderson's more than 41 percent (or 161 votes).

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Schools could cost combined $36.6 million

The county's two new elementary schools could cost a combined $36.6 million to build after the Bryan County Board of Education approved guaranteed maximum prices for the projects at Thursday's meeting at Bryan County Elementary School.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Two face off for District 5

The only contested race is for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' District 5 seat currently held by Jimmy Henderson.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting garners few ballots in Bryan County

If early voting turnout numbers are any indication, Bryan County poll workers may have been lonelier than the Maytag repairman in commercials of old.

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


Richmond Hill man indicted for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been indicted May 7 by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

May 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal Health Dist. seeking names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 - and to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten 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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