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Regional panel sets deadline for project list

The executive committee of the Coastal Georgia Regional Roundtable set a deadline Wednesday for counties to submit a "constrained" list of desired transportation projects to the committee.

June 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


BCFC celebrates decade of service

Barbecue, summertime tea, cake and ice cream danced on the taste buds of Bryan County Family Connection members Thursday as they celebrated the organization's 10th birthday at J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

June 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents call for closure of King America Finishing

Land owners, fishermen and many who simply love the Ogeechee River gathered Tuesday night to pose questions to EPD and DNR officials about the fish kill.

June 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Work begins on regional projects list

The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.

June 08, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill reports ongoing 'spill' at facility

The "major spill" that was reported last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment facility was actually ongoing for eight days, according to a press release from the city.

June 07, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Electric co-op holds annual meeting, elects board of directors

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Area legislators to hold meeting on Ogeechee fish kill

State legislators serving Bryan County and other areas along the Ogeechee River will host a public meeting this week with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on the recent fish kill in the river.

June 06, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County officials ready for 2011 storm season

Residents of Bryan County can rest a little easier this hurricane season knowing that Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson along with his agency and staff are well prepared to assist residents in the event of a major storm.

June 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County pays tribute for Memorial Day

It was a weekend of remembrance in Bryan County as people on both ends of the county participated in ceremonies paying homage to military service members who have died defending the U.S.

June 01, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City spills treated wastewater into Elbow Swamp

Richmond Hill has reported its first "major spill" of the year at its wastewater treatment plant at Sterling Creek.

May 31, 2011 | By Lori Wynn | Local news


Monitoring is key for water source quality

Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.

May 31, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Plantation Lumber makes a splash with open house

Kids and adults alike had fun Thursday at Plantation Lumber's annual open house and business after-hours event through the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people came out to enjoy a plethora of low country boil, raffles, musical entertainment and much more.

May 30, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Swim advisory lifted for Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bacterial disease cause of fish kill

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


State warns of fish kill in Ogeechee

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35- to 40-mile segment of the Ogeechee River in Screven and Bulloch counties with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


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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


Scenes from Richmond Hill July 4 celebration

A few shots of Richmond Hill's July 4 celebration Saturday at J.F. Gregory.

July 07, 2014 | Vy Nguyen, Hollie Barnidge For the Bryan County News | Local news


BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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