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RH planners to consider Steve Croy request

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the board room of City Hall.

August 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Senators field concerns at area meeting

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Three will represent Bryan in state House

The Georgia House and Senate approved new political boundaries for their 236 members, beating back fiery opposition from Democrats who have vowed to challenge the new maps in court, and Bryan County now has a new House district, bringing its total to three.

August 22, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council considers vehicles, equipment for 2012

The city of Pembroke held another budget workshop Monday that allowed department heads to collaborate with city officials and discuss specific needs, including a new police officer and vehicles, maintenance equipment and more, for the 2012 budget.

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


RHRA switches to advisory committee

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association will now be known as the Richmond Hill Recreation Advisory Committee following a change in the organization's charter that was approved Aug. 9 by county commissioners.

August 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


CRC makes recommendations for wastewater plant

The Coastal Regional Commission wants Richmond Hill to feature green building strategies and minimize water demands in the city's project to expand and upgrade its wastewater facility.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Twilight market promotes Whistlestop

A pop-up thunderstorm passed through Pembroke Saturday afternoon just before the start of the special Whistlestop Farmers Market at Twilight, but that didn't stop North Bryan residents from getting out and exploring the special evening market.

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


Residents air concern for landfill, subdivision

Landfill concerns and subdivision issues were voiced Tuesday by some Bryan County residents during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' meeting in the County Administrative Complex.

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


Board OKs new county districts

Though not everyone was pleased about moving parts of a North Bryan district into the southern half of the county, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday new districts for the county that do just that.

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


Anderson tenders resignation

Early Thursday morning, Jim Anderson resigned from his position as the director of Bryan County Emergency Services, according to County Administrator Phil Jones.

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


Emergency Services director resigns

Former Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he resigned from his position with the county.

August 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County discusses budget, SPLOST

The Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the proposed fiscal 2012 budget along with potential SPLOST projects during a workshop last week in the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

August 11, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Fesperman to run for RH office

Richmond Hill resident John Fesperman has announced his plans to throw his hat in the ring for Richmond Hill City Council.

August 10, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Storm knocks out trees, limbs and electricity

Just three customers were still without power as of 9:45 a.m. today following thunderstorms that moved across the area Monday evening and left some downed trees and limbs on the ground -- and much of South Bryan in the dark.

August 09, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Weather today? Hot and stormy

ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


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Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Commission to meet

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the court house in Pembroke.

September 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


City approves effort to renovate apartments

Richmond Hill City Council gave its endorsement Tuesday to a St. Louis-based developer's planned $22.9 million renovation of Ashton Apartments that will be financed at least partly through the sale of about $15 million in revenue bonds issued by the City of McDonough Housing Authority.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


At 30, local club still serving

A local service club which annually puts on a wildly popular kids fishing derby and honors local public safety honors is now getting behind an upcoming blood drive.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Delete-Merge UpSinger-songwriter Jake Miller reportedly will perform at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn't just make candy, breads or cakes.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

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


City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

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


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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