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Irene could breeze past Bryan County

With Hurricane Irene heading up a path alongside the southeast coast, Bryan County officials are urging residents to be prepared and be watchful – even if projections say the storm should bypass Georgia.

August 24, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Irene marks 1st big US threat in years

MIAMI - Emergency officials from Florida to the Carolinas were closely watching Irene Tuesday as the first hurricane to seriously threaten the U.S. in three years churned over energizing tropical waters. The storm has already cut a destructive path through the Caribbean.

August 23, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Council considers new meeting schedule

The Richmond Hill City Council may be transitioning from meeting twice monthly to once a month after some discussion at its regular meeting Aug. 16.

August 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RH planners to consider Steve Croy request

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the board room of City Hall.

August 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Senators field concerns at area meeting

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Three will represent Bryan in state House

The Georgia House and Senate approved new political boundaries for their 236 members, beating back fiery opposition from Democrats who have vowed to challenge the new maps in court, and Bryan County now has a new House district, bringing its total to three.

August 22, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council considers vehicles, equipment for 2012

The city of Pembroke held another budget workshop Monday that allowed department heads to collaborate with city officials and discuss specific needs, including a new police officer and vehicles, maintenance equipment and more, for the 2012 budget.

August 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


RHRA switches to advisory committee

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association will now be known as the Richmond Hill Recreation Advisory Committee following a change in the organization's charter that was approved Aug. 9 by county commissioners.

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


CRC makes recommendations for wastewater plant

The Coastal Regional Commission wants Richmond Hill to feature green building strategies and minimize water demands in the city's project to expand and upgrade its wastewater facility.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Twilight market promotes Whistlestop

A pop-up thunderstorm passed through Pembroke Saturday afternoon just before the start of the special Whistlestop Farmers Market at Twilight, but that didn't stop North Bryan residents from getting out and exploring the special evening market.

August 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents air concern for landfill, subdivision

Landfill concerns and subdivision issues were voiced Tuesday by some Bryan County residents during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' meeting in the County Administrative Complex.

August 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board OKs new county districts

Though not everyone was pleased about moving parts of a North Bryan district into the southern half of the county, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday new districts for the county that do just that.

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


Anderson tenders resignation

Early Thursday morning, Jim Anderson resigned from his position as the director of Bryan County Emergency Services, according to County Administrator Phil Jones.

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


Emergency Services director resigns

Former Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he resigned from his position with the county.

August 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County discusses budget, SPLOST

The Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the proposed fiscal 2012 budget along with potential SPLOST projects during a workshop last week in the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

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


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

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


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

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


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


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