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Hodges, Bass vye for Post 4

The Post 4 seat on the Richmond Hill City Council is up for grabs this year, and residents will have two candidates to choose from when stopping by the polls.

October 22, 2011 | | Local news


County drops rezoning plans for Hwy. 17

After hearing input from residents and property owners, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners decided Oct. 11 not to move forward with the rezoning of a five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17.

October 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Thousands flock to city for Seafood Festival

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) attracted tens of thousands of people to Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park over the weekend for a myriad of seafood, carnival rides, games and activities for children and adults, vendor booths and live entertainment by recording artists Orleans, We The Kings and 38 Special.

October 19, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


Early voting gets under way Tuesday

Election Day is still a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents have the chance to cast their votes for municipal and the countywide special elections ahead of schedule.

October 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County talks wastewter options for South Bryan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners entertained future wastewater treatment options Tuesday due to some area developers' concerns of the cost to tap into the facility at WaterWays Township in South Bryan.

October 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee gets restocked with fish

A handful of citizens, legislators and wildlife officials watched Wednesday as thousands of tiny, baby fish were released into the Ogeechee River.

October 15, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Festival holds early hour for young riders

Dozens of kids and their families filed into J.F. Gregory Park Friday morning where they were greeted by Ronald McDonald, Elmo, Spiderman and others as they helped officially kick off the13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

October 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Teen program gets fresh face

Pembroke's Teens Being Teens after school program is off to a fresh start under the direction of Ashlynne Blunt, the program's new youth advisory leader.

October 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Jury panel to report Monday

Trial jurors for state court were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the October 2011 term of the Bryan County State Court.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke OKs parade route change

The annual Christmas parade route in Pembroke will be a tad longer than in years past after a decision by the Pembroke City Council at its regular meeting Monday.

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


Getting ready for big crowds

The 13th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival rolls into J.F. Gregory Park this week bringing carnival rides, arts and crafts, delectable seafood and much more to area residents and tourists alike.

October 12, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council denies development requests on property access

Plans for the proposed Colonial Marsh development behind Sterling Creek subdivision came to a halt Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to deny the developer's requests for zoning changes.

October 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hatchery gets needed pump through CCA donation

The Richmond Hill Hatchery has received a much-needed pump thanks to a donation from the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia.

October 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Letter seeks independent testing of river

POOLER - State lawmakers and some residents along the troubled Ogeechee River will put their names on a letter, asking the state Environmental Protection Division to mandate a Screven County plant use independent testing on its discharge into the river.

October 08, 2011 | Pat Donahue Special to the News | Local news


Registration deadline less than a week away

The countywide special election and municipal elections are still about a month away, but the deadline for voter registration is just around the corner.

October 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | 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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