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R.H. settles suit with engineer

Richmond Hill has agreed to a $150,000 settlement with an engineering firm it fired nearly two years ago regarding the design of the planned wastewater treatment facility.

December 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council OKs height request for St. Anne

Richmond Hill just got about 30 feet taller, after City Council members unanimously approved Wednesday a request by an architectural group for a variance in the city's building code to allow an 86-foot bell tower.

December 15, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County still hoping for penny

Voters here may one-day be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.

December 14, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke joins task force on water supply

Citing a need to ensure enough water for future growth, Pembroke officials signed Monday to the county's new water task force.

December 13, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Tree-lighting marks season, Pearl Harbor

Pembroke flipped the switch on its annual Christmas celebration last Saturday, literally.

December 11, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-Off proves cool weather not needed for chili

In what has become an annual kickoff to Richmond Hill's Christmas festivities, thousands of people enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off in J. F. Gregory Park on a balmy evening Friday.

December 11, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Spirits, temps run high for 18th annual parade

It was an unseasonably warm Saturday morning on the day of the 18th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade, but that didn't stop thousands of people from lining Ford Avenue and other streets along the parade route in the hopes of catching an unblocked view of the procession.

December 11, 2013 | Magdalena Bresson Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate stumps for food donations

John McCallum, a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 1st District, recently announced his candidacy to a crowd of more than 300 people from throughout southeast Georgia at an event at his home in Glynn County.

December 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


FEAR militia members have first appearance

LUDIWICI - Two men accused of murders that happened two years ago this month made their first appearance in Long County Superior Court Friday morning.

December 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Special to the News | Local news


Body of man found in restaurant parking lot

Police dispatched to the parking lot of Richmond Hill restaurant Steamers around 11:43 a.m. Wednesday to check on an unconscious person instead found the dead body of a man identified as Evans Patrick Fruitticher, 23. The case is under investigation by the Richmond Hill Police Department. No other information was released.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Police ID victims in possible murder-suicide

The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names late Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a home on Bristol Way in the Main Street subdivision and say so far evidence points to a murder-suicide.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Warm again today

While much of the country shivers under winter storms, Coastal Georgia should remain unseasonably warm. The high today is forecast to be 80, with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain. Ditto for Friday.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Cities gear up for holiday events

If you're looking for an injection of holiday spirit this weekend, you don't have far to go as both Pembroke and Richmond Hill kick off the Christmas holiday this weekend.

December 05, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Gun maker's ad rejected for Super Bowl

The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.

December 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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