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Council OKs higher density for Richmond Hill Plantation

Residents living in Richmond Hill Plantation will have more neighbors than may have been expected next spring following a decision from the Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday.

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


Seeing where it all goes

Anyone who is curious as to where soda cans, water bottles and other recyclable materials go after they're tossed in the blue recycling bin, just ask the county commissioners.

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


Pembroke voter maps won't be updated by elections

It appears as though voting district is Pembroke won't be updated in time for the November municipal election – thanks in part to late, and possibly contested, census results.

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


County to consider stormwater ordinance

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners might soon consider a stormwater ordinance that could help protect the area's coastal waterways.

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


Warnell to run for Pembroke mayor

Mary Warnell, president of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce and former Bryan County Board of Education member, announced Monday her plans to run for mayor of Pembroke in this year's municipal election.

May 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


St. Elizabeth's collecting items for tornado victims

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is collecting items to deliver to the victims of the recent tornado outbreaks in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Items needed include tarps, charcoal, baby supplies, blankets, flashlights, non-perishable foods, personal products and anything else that can be distributed to help those who have lost everything. A drop-off site is located at the pavilion directly behind the trailer. The church is at 16491 Ford Avenue (Hwy. 144). For more information call Jean Smith at 727-2589 or the church at 727-2650.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs sign variance for Verizon

After tabling twice a request from Verizon Wireless, the Richmond Hill City Council unanimously approved Tuesday an amended variance request for signage at the business in Richmond Place Village.

May 03, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Job fair draws record crowd

In an annual career expo held at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart last week, 227 job seekers arrived in just the first hour of the event to meet with 41 employers. Universities, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other governmental entities and about 15 private corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Fluor and URS, were recruiting future civilian employees from the military community.

May 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


County gearing up wish list for next SPLOST

A new library. Upgrades to county buildings, including senior citizen facilities. Recreation projects. Ambulances. Heavy equipment.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pier, launch project opens with a splash

Officials were all smiles Friday as they cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the new Tivoli River fishing pier and kayak launch in south Bryan County.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hail reported in South Bryan

Hail has been reported off Hwy. 144.

April 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston gets local for Cities Week breakfast

Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., spoke Monday about the importance of local government at the Georgia Cities Week Business Breakfast at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 21, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


Landfill opponents take concerns to county board

Residents against a proposed landfill in North Bryan again lashed out against the project, this time at Tuesday's meeting of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners.

April 18, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill council meeting rescheduled

The Richmond Hill City Council meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum.

April 18, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OK's building permit, tap fees

Two months after resuming building inspections, the city of Pembroke has established its own inspection and building permit fees apart from the county's.

April 14, 2011 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


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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


Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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