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Feds approve disaster designation for farmers

After a request from Gov. Nathan Deal, federal agriculture officials have declared 22 Georgia counties as disaster areas due to ongoing drought conditions.

June 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gets its own farmers market

Starting July 19, South Bryan residents will have the opportunity to buy local farm fresh produce, crafts, plants and more at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market in J.F. Gregory Park.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrations set for July Fourth

July Fourth celebrations are slated in Pembroke and Richmond Hill and at Fort McAllister State Park and Fort Stewart, so get the red white and blue ready for ringing in Independence Day.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Zaxby's a step closer to reality

Construction of a new Zaxby's restaurant in Richmond Hill could begin soon after Richmond Hill City Council members approved a site plan and building elevations at Tuesday's council meeting.

June 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Correction: No suspect in custody for Pembroke arson fires

Correction: Pembroke police chief Mark Crowe said no suspect is in custody for three fires earlier this month that are believed to be intentionally set. The Bryan County News reported June 22 that a suspect was in custody. The News regrets the error.

June 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board approves rezoning for boat storage

South Bryan will soon see a new boat storage facility on Kilkenny Road after a nearly 16-acre tract of land was rezoned Tuesday by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners get refresher on land-use plan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners got a refresher course on the local and regional land-use plans during a workshop June 14 before its regular meeting in the Administrative Complex.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Heat advisory issued for Bryan County

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has issued a heat advisory for inland Bryan County from noon to 8 p.m. today.

June 21, 2011 | | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty County highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 21, 2011 | Pat Watkins Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs loan for fire station, truck

County commissioners are floating a $400,000 loan for a fire station and truck to be paid for by the owners of a developing community in South Bryan.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Display will tell story of Capt. Freeman

Driving up to the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan, some may not know much about the Capt. Matthew Freeman of Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. But now when they walk inside the building, they'll be able to find out exactly who he was.

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


Pembroke OKs design rules for downtown

Downtown Pembroke may be on its way to a facelift thanks to a decision at Monday night's City Council meeting.

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


City Center looks for use during festival

Officials are hoping to find better ways to utilize the Richmond Hill City Center during the area's largest and most popular event of the year – the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, but it's not likely to happen in time for this year's event.

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


City to take over July Fourth celebration

The Fourth of July celebration in J.F. Gregory Park will be slightly different this year after a decision during Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

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


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


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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


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


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