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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


Chamber talks resources, education at annual dinner

Abundant natural beauty and easy access to Savannah and Statesboro are valuable resources for North Bryan County, but the educational underachievement of black students is its biggest problem, a Georgia Southern University official said Monday.

March 24, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Franklin to leave RHBC Chamber of Commerce

Kittie Franklin, who has served as the executive director of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce for the past five years, is resigning from the position on April 15, chamber Board of Directors Chairman Robbie King said Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge resigns from Pembroke post

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after Frank Etheridge resigned Friday from the post.

March 23, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


RH Council sends crystal clear message on sign rules

The Richmond Hill City Council delivered a crystal clear message Tuesday to Verizon Wireless officials about the city's rules on building signs.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


BCTV moves forward with county agreement

Victor Pisano, the managing director of Bryan County Television, hopes the planned public access station will begin airing programs by July 1.

March 22, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Etheridge asked to resign as Pembroke's administrator

Pembroke is in the market for a new city administrator after asking Frank Etheridge on Friday to resign from the post - a decision that seems to have been made without a City Council meeting.

March 21, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Lady Wildcats roll past Wayne County

Richmond Hill High School romped to a 7-1 win over host Wayne County on Friday night in Jesup.

March 19, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council gives first OK to tap fee increases

Water and/or sewer tap and connection fees for new construction projects in Pembroke could be increased soon.

March 18, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Deadline closing in for homestead exemption

Bryan County homeowners looking to ease their tax burden in 2011 and the years ahead have just more than two weeks to file the necessary paperwork that will enable them to give a little less to the tax man when he comes around.

March 17, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed landfill faces hurdles

The head of Atlantic Waste Services in Pooler has met individually with each Bryan County commissioner to discuss establishing a solid waste landfill on some of the company's land in North Bryan, a move that would require rezoning at the county level and approval from both county and state officials.

March 17, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Guns, jewelry stolen

The following reports are on file in the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

March 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


County GOP taps Gardner as chairman

Former Bryan County Commissioner Rick Gardner will help lead the county's Republican Party for the next two years.

March 16, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


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Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Senior running back Ronnie Harris rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richmond Hill High School's defense pitched a shutout in the Wildcats 20-0 season-opening win Friday over visiting Johnson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

The South Bryan County Recreation Department is now offering pickleball.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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