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Library gets $15,000 boost

Local residents might be able to start enjoying an infusion of new technology at the Richmond Hill Public Library later this year.

February 28, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news


Sites sought for summer lunch program

Wendy Sims wants more children in South Bryan to have access to free lunches when school is not in session.

February 25, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Tree planting set for Henderson Park

In commemoration of Georgia Arbor Day and to mark its 10th anniversary, Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation volunteers will plant 52 trees at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henderson Park off Hwy. 144 on Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive in South Bryan.

February 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Drop in property values could mean tax increase

A "double-whammy" of countywide revaluation and new state laws could lead to lower property values and increased taxes in 2012, according to the county's chief tax appraiser Dan Rollf.

February 23, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news


Allocation change may affect sewage plant plans

It could be back to the drawing board for Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant since the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) changed the city's wasteload allocation last week.

February 20, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Pembroke to survey homes with lead-based paint

Pembroke City Council is backing efforts by the housing counseling agency JCVision and Associates to survey Pembroke homes for lead-based paint.

February 20, 2011 | Al Hackle | Local news


State awards $1.9M to Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill was awarded a nearly $1.9 million loan for the upgrade and expansion of its wastewater treatment plant, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) announced.

February 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke approves shared building plan

Pembroke City Council has authorized a design assessment for a Fire Department/Public Safety building that would be shared with the police department.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Budget, jobs top concerns at town hall meeting

Things that many Americans would most like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston showed constituents.

February 17, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


County tether laws to be reviewed

County officials are working on updating its animal control ordinances, and one group wants an anti-tethering law worked into the rules.

February 16, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Board lists $250M in county roads needs

Highway widening and interchange upgrades are among some of the transportation improvements county officials wants to tackle if a special sales tax gets approved next year.

February 15, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Local news


Signs will mark history in Richmond Hill

A couple visiting Fort McAllister recently asked Christy Sherman if there were some Henry Ford-era buildings nearby.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee's riverkeeper to pass torch

Chandra Brown joked that she can't handle three children.

February 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Council helps fund Richmond Hill Museum

Two years ago, the Richmond Hill Historical Society was running the Richmond Hill Museum on a bare bones budget, said Sarah Volker, the president of the society.

February 09, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke DDA to meet

The Pembroke Downtown Development Authority will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to appoint a new board member.

February 09, 2011 | | Local news


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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


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


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


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