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County talks rezoning for Hwy. 17 stretch

A five-mile tract of land on Hwy. 17 could be rezoned after some discussion Tuesday at the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting at the courthouse in Pembroke.

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


Scenes from the RHHS Homecoming parade

Photos taken at the Richmond Hill High School Homecoming and RHRA Homecoming parades, which were held Thursday evening.

September 16, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council honors local centenarian

The Pembroke City Council presented Monday night a special resolution to one of the city's eldest residents, Altie Moody, in honor of her birthday, which is Sept. 23.

September 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Valuation appeals due soon

Bryan County residents who have concerns with their newly assessed property values still have a few days left to appeal to the county assessor's office.

September 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Hundreds gather to salute 9/11

As the sun set Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, more than 300 North Bryan residents gathered at Pembroke Christian Church to honor those who died and gave their service during and after the tragic events.

September 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


New traffic light headed for Hwy. 17

Plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Sommers Boulevard and Hwy. 17 may be one step closer to fruition after decisions made at a called meeting Tuesday by the Richmond Hill City Council.

September 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Roundtable OKs final roads projects list

The Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable on Wednesday became the first of the state's 12 regions to approve a list of infrastructure improvements for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 12, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Landfill gets negative findings from impact report

A landfill proposed for North Bryan County is at a standstill with both the county government and state Coastal Resource Commission claiming the other must take action for anyone to move forward on the request.

September 11, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local events to honor 9/11 memory

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and events are planned in honor of those who died and gave their service during the attacks.

September 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee River still polluted

Recent tests of the Ogeechee River still show disturbing levels of contaminants, and fish are still dying, Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp said.

September 09, 2011 | By Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Secretary of State Kemp visits Bryan County

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp stopped in Bryan County on Tuesday to visit the County Elections Office in Pembroke as well as the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.

September 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


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


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Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children's Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with the way things have gone so far.

January 08, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

January 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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