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Mayor, council members take oath for 2014-16

City Council meetings at Richmond Hill can be lonely affairs, with few residents bothering to attend.

January 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs arbitration clause with Rayonier

A requirement by Rayonier that Bryan County sign an arbitration clause in order to use county employees to dig dirt from the company's land rankled members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, but in the end the board voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement.

January 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Reviewing ‘lessons learned’

Local officials will meet today at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss lessons learned in the successful recruitment of Caesarstone Technologies to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan shivers under ‘polar vortex’

While there weren't many visible signs of Tuesday's frigid temperatures, it was impossible to deny that it was just plain cold out.

January 08, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Change your routine to avoid boredom, keep workouts challenging

Ever get bored with a workout? Or hit a plateau during your weight loss? Then you are not alone.

January 08, 2014 | By Marilyn Ward Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has hired Valdosta Fire Department battalion chief Ralph Catlett as its new fire chief, the city announced Tuesday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke rings in new year with approved spending plan

Pembroke council members rang out the old year and anticipated the new by adopting a 2014 operating budget of $1.82 million during a brief called meeting Monday night at City Hall.

January 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lovell: Much in store for RH in ‘14

Richmond Hill residents can look forward to park improvements, additional sidewalks and groundbreaking on the city's new wastewater treatment plant in 2014, City Manager Chris Lovell said recently while setting out the city's goals for the year.

January 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Get help for the holiday blues

Mental health providers recommend individuals with the "holiday blues" speak up and reach out for help.

December 31, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Tax hikes and turn lanes

Tax hikes, turn lanes and thrice-made grand champions, oh my! 2013 had a lot in store for many Bryan County residents

December 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Tree-recycling program continues through Saturday

This year is the first time Richmond Hill resident Marty Martinez has used the Christmas tree recycling program in J.F. Gregory Park, but it won't be his last.

December 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


2014 will bring earlier primaries, races for local boards

Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including those for six local seats in Bryan County – will need to qualify March 3-7.

December 28, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke DDA gets national recognition

The Downtown Development Authority of Pembroke has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial distict revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

December 28, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

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


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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