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Rushing Street repairs to move forward

There appears to be an end in sight for Rushing Street residents who want the roads in their subdivision repaired.

April 06, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Ogeechee welcomes new riverkeeper

Chandra Brown says she does not think there is anyone in the world more qualified than Dianna Wedincamp to take over the role of Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

April 05, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


E-mail scam targets Heritage Bank users

Fans of online banking should be sure to carefully watch what gets delivered to their e-mail inboxes.

April 04, 2011 | Seraine Page Special to the News | Local news


Pitching for pens, paper and peace

Lisa Freeman, founder of The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace, threw the first pitch, also dubbed the "pitch for paper, pens and peace," Tuesday at 'Cats Night Out in Richmond Hill. The Wildcats were collecting school supplies for The Matthew Freeman Project, which sends the supplies overseas for the military to distribute to children in war-torn countries whose education has been disrupted by conflict.

April 04, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


City considering reclamation in treatment plant expansion

Among other potential benefits, the planned expansion of Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant eventually could provide treated, urban reuse water, or reclaimed water, for irrigating some residential and commercial landscapes.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


Residents air opposition to landfill

Other than Atlantic Waste Services' officials, none of the more than 200 people who packed the Olive Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall Monday night to learn about the company's proposed landfill in Black Creek expressed support for the project.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news


City leaders unhappy with Census count

Richmond Hill City Manager Mike Melton is not thrilled with U.S. Census Bureau data that show the city's population increased by 33 percent from 2000 to 2010.

March 29, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


County population lower than expected

Bryan County experienced a 29 percent growth rate since 2000, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Long County wildfires under control

A massive wildfire that engulfed parts of Long County on Thursday and closed Highway 84 is 95 percent contained within firebreaks, according to Long County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Ballance and Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Truman. The officials estimate that more than 1,000 acres have burned, but could not say exactly how much land had been destroyed. Firefighters are still putting out hot spots, Ballance said.

March 25, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge Lewis Levine | Local news


Hendrix Park trail nearing completion

Construction of a recreational trail at Hendrix Park could be finished by the first week of April, Bryan County Engineer Kirk Croasmun said Monday.

March 25, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Chamber talks resources, education at annual dinner

Abundant natural beauty and easy access to Savannah and Statesboro are valuable resources for North Bryan County, but the educational underachievement of black students is its biggest problem, a Georgia Southern University official said Monday.

March 24, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Franklin to leave RHBC Chamber of Commerce

Kittie Franklin, who has served as the executive director of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for the past five years, is resigning from the position on April 15, chamber Board of Directors Chairman Robbie King said Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge resigns from Pembroke post

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after Frank Etheridge resigned Friday from the post.

March 23, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


RH Council sends crystal clear message on sign rules

The Richmond Hill City Council delivered a crystal clear message Tuesday to Verizon Wireless officials about the city's rules on building signs.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


BCTV moves forward with county agreement

Victor Pisano, the managing director of Bryan County Television, hopes the planned public access station will begin airing programs by July 1.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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