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Council unsure of recycling for Richmond Hill

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering a second crack at citywide recycling, though some council members seem hesitant on the proposal.

April 12, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Controlled burn to cause smoke drift

The Fort Stewart Forestry Branch will be burning in Training Area D11 (nine miles northwest of the Fort

April 11, 2011 | | Local news


Repairs headed to Rushing Street

Rushing Street residents may soon get what they've wanted for months: repairs to their neighborhood roads.

April 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


I-95 explosion kills driver of fuel tanker

An early morning wreck on southbound I-95 caused a fiery explosion that left one man dead and the highway closed in both directions for several hours Thursday.

April 07, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke councilman gets fifth DUI

Former Pembroke City Council member Elijah Lewis Jr. was arrested around 4 a.m. March 26 for allegedly driving drunk. This is his fifth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 07, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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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


Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club's "Covenant of Service" ends with the words "to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all."

August 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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