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BCFC celebrates decade of service

Barbecue, summertime tea, cake and ice cream danced on the taste buds of Bryan County Family Connection members Thursday as they celebrated the organization's 10th birthday at J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

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


Residents call for closure of King America Finishing

Land owners, fishermen and many who simply love the Ogeechee River gathered Tuesday night to pose questions to EPD and DNR officials about the fish kill.

June 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Work begins on regional projects list

The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.

June 08, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill reports ongoing 'spill' at facility

The "major spill" that was reported last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment facility was actually ongoing for eight days, according to a press release from the city.

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


Electric co-op holds annual meeting, elects board of directors

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Area legislators to hold meeting on Ogeechee fish kill

State legislators serving Bryan County and other areas along the Ogeechee River will host a public meeting this week with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on the recent fish kill in the river.

June 06, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County officials ready for 2011 storm season

Residents of Bryan County can rest a little easier this hurricane season knowing that Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson along with his agency and staff are well prepared to assist residents in the event of a major storm.

June 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County pays tribute for Memorial Day

It was a weekend of remembrance in Bryan County as people on both ends of the county participated in ceremonies paying homage to military service members who have died defending the U.S.

June 01, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City spills treated wastewater into Elbow Swamp

Richmond Hill has reported its first "major spill" of the year at its wastewater treatment plant at Sterling Creek.

May 31, 2011 | By Lori Wynn | Local news


Monitoring is key for water source quality

Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.

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


Plantation Lumber makes a splash with open house

Kids and adults alike had fun Thursday at Plantation Lumber's annual open house and business after-hours event through the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people came out to enjoy a plethora of low country boil, raffles, musical entertainment and much more.

May 30, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Swim advisory lifted for Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bacterial disease cause of fish kill

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


State warns of fish kill in Ogeechee

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35- to 40-mile segment of the Ogeechee River in Screven and Bulloch counties with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


Planning commission meeting canceled

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Monday, May 23, has been canceled.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


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Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

October 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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