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Voting has started in the Ultimate Fishing Town contest

Voting is under way on the World Fishing Network's Ultimate Fishing Town contest.

April 12, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

Council unsure of recycling for Richmond Hill

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering a second crack at citywide recycling, though some council members seem hesitant on the proposal.

April 12, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news

Controlled burn to cause smoke drift

The Fort Stewart Forestry Branch will be burning in Training Area D11 (nine miles northwest of the Fort

April 11, 2011 | | Local news

Repairs headed to Rushing Street

Rushing Street residents may soon get what they've wanted for months: repairs to their neighborhood roads.

April 11, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news

I-95 explosion kills driver of fuel tanker

An early morning wreck on southbound I-95 caused a fiery explosion that left one man dead and the highway closed in both directions for several hours Thursday.

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

Former Pembroke councilman gets fifth DUI

Former Pembroke City Council member Elijah Lewis Jr. was arrested around 4 a.m. March 26 for allegedly driving drunk. This is his fifth arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 07, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

Rushing Street repairs to move forward

There appears to be an end in sight for Rushing Street residents who want the roads in their subdivision repaired.

April 06, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Local news

Ogeechee welcomes new riverkeeper

Chandra Brown says she does not think there is anyone in the world more qualified than Dianna Wedincamp to take over the role of Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

April 05, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

E-mail scam targets Heritage Bank users

Fans of online banking should be sure to carefully watch what gets delivered to their e-mail inboxes.

April 04, 2011 | Seraine Page Special to the News | Local news

Pitching for pens, paper and peace

Lisa Freeman, founder of The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens and Paper for Peace, threw the first pitch, also dubbed the "pitch for paper, pens and peace," Tuesday at 'Cats Night Out in Richmond Hill. The Wildcats were collecting school supplies for The Matthew Freeman Project, which sends the supplies overseas for the military to distribute to children in war-torn countries whose education has been disrupted by conflict.

April 04, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news

City considering reclamation in treatment plant expansion

Among other potential benefits, the planned expansion of Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant eventually could provide treated, urban reuse water, or reclaimed water, for irrigating some residential and commercial landscapes.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news

Residents air opposition to landfill

Other than Atlantic Waste Services' officials, none of the more than 200 people who packed the Olive Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall Monday night to learn about the company's proposed landfill in Black Creek expressed support for the project.

March 30, 2011 | Tony Judnich | Local news

City leaders unhappy with Census count

Richmond Hill City Manager Mike Melton is not thrilled with U.S. Census Bureau data that show the city's population increased by 33 percent from 2000 to 2010.

March 29, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Local news

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

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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

Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning.

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

Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

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

Firefighters spread the message

The curriculum for about half an hour Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

It's good to be king

Richmond Hill High School special education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado could easily be Georgia's governor if he wanted the job.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Pete the Cat meets Sen. Carter

Pete the Cat met state Senator Buddy Carter on Monday at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, as the Pooler pharmacist and Republican Congressional candidate read to students there to help kick off Georgia Pre-K week.

October 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Update: City follows county lead

More than 100 manufacturing jobs may be on way to the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.

October 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

RH Rotary raises $2,500 to eradicate Polio

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 on Saturday to help eradicate polio during the Pacing for Polio 5K fundraiser at J.F. Gregory Park.

October 06, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news

Police blotter for Oct. 6

Delete-Merge UpIncidents below taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

RH Garden Club's pumpkin patch a hit

The pavilion at JF Gregory Park was filled on Saturday morning with visitors to the Richmond Hill Garden Club's annual pumpkin patch. The event featured plenty of pumpkins, games, prizes, treats, a pumpkin fairy and photo stations. For a full story on the festivities and more photos, see Thursday's Bryan County News.

October 04, 2014 | | Local news

Carver using chess to sharpen minds, skills

A game some say dates back at least 1,500 years is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

County Commission to hold called meeting Monday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss "water issues and Development Authority Issues," according to the notice sent Friday afternoon.

October 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

Wearing pink

First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke supporting breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing Bryan County Emergency Service pink t-shirts. The staff will be wearing their pink t-shirts every Friday throughout the month of October.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

St. Anne breaks ground on new sanctuary

With an abundance of prayer and then a flip of shovels, Richmond Hill's St. Anne Catholic Church broke ground on its future during a ceremony Thursday evening at the site where the new 26,000-square foot sanctuary will be constructed.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Update: Three injured in crash on post

Three people were injured in a multiple vehicle accident around 2:30 p.m. today on Highway 144 East on Fort Stewart after a head-on collision earlier this afternoon. One person was air lifted to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah and two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital, according to Fort Stewart public affairs officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

October 02, 2014 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news

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