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Businessman scans radio frequency use

When one thinks of international travel and electronic sleuthing, it is unlikely that Richmond Hill and Bryan County come to mind. However, this past week, that is exactly what happened.

September 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Police look for missing teens

Police are trying to locate two Richmond Hill teens reported missing by their families, according to Richmond Hill Police Lt. Dana Strickland.

September 06, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia Secretary of State to be in Bryan County today

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be in Bryan County today. He will be at the Bryan County Elections office around 11:30 a.m., according to spokesman Matt Carruthers, then Kemp will visit the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council to hold special meeting

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a called meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The council will consider planning and zoning requests from Denny's Restaurant, Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, 32 Degress and more. The council will also meet in closed session to discuss civil action 2010-V-877, as well as an ante litem notice regarding Sydney Layne Sanders.

September 04, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Committee praises value of penny tax

Richmond Hill Rotarians got an in-depth look Thursday at the use and history of special purpose local option sales tax dollars in Bryan County during the club's weekly meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Management drops top position at City Center

After a decision made by The Wilderman Group to eliminate a position at the Richmond Hill City Center, former director and executive chef Kermit Griffin is no longer with the facility.

September 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Eight vie for six seats in Pembroke

Qualifying for municipal elections came to a close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and the latter part of the week brought several incumbents, a previous council member and a political newcomer into the ring for Pembroke City Council.

September 03, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Katia growing; still way off

Hurricane Katia is expected to develop into a major storm over the next few days, but forecasters say it is still too early to say if it will threaten Coastal Georgia.

September 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Municipal qualifying now under way

Qualifying for municipal elections in Pembroke and Richmond Hill began Monday, and several newcomers and incumbents have already qualified.

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


New storm forming in Atlantic

While the Mid Atlantic through Northeast mops up after Hurricane Irene swept the area last week, hurricane experts in Florida have turned attention to Tropical Storm Katia, which was upgraded from a tropical depression Monday night.

August 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


300-year-old oak cut down for progress

The removal of a centuries-old oak tree in Blitchton by the Georgia Department of Transportation began earlier this week to make room for future improvements to the intersection of highways 280 and 80.

August 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Municipal qualifying begins Monday

In November, the cities of Richmond Hill and Pembroke will both host municipal elections, and the first step begins Monday with qualifying in both cities.

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


Irene to pass Ga. with little effect

Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts.

August 26, 2011 | Staff and wire reports | Local news


Planners OK Plantation Village 3-2

Revised plans for what is known as Plantation Village in Richmond Hill Plantation will now head to the Richmond Hill City Council after being OK'd 3-2 Monday night by the city Planning Commission.

August 25, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Irene could breeze past Bryan County

With Hurricane Irene heading up a path alongside the southeast coast, Bryan County officials are urging residents to be prepared and be watchful – even if projections say the storm should bypass Georgia.

August 24, 2011 | Lori Wynn 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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