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Roundup: Wildcats blister Knights

Richmond Hill High School's baseball team improved to 3-1 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 16-0 win Friday over visiting Windsor Forest in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City workshop to focus on stormwater, planning group

When the Richmond Hill City Council met Tuesday night, members were expected to approve a $22.37 million bid from Bates Engineering to build the town's new wastewater treatment facility.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Future of interchange in hands of Congress

Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 - or then again, maybe not.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs $22.3 million to build new WWTP

Richmnd Hill City Council at Tuesday night's meeting approved a bid of $22.37 million from Bates Engineering to build the city's new wastewater treatment plant.

March 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill man wins $100,000 playing Fantasy 5

ATLANTA – A $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize was unveiled online for one lucky Georgia Lottery winner in Bryan County.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Detour to begin Monday in Pembroke

Detour signs should be popping up Monday in Pembroke as work on the Anderson Lane drainage project crosses highways 119 and 67.

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


Snags hold up stop light at Timber Trail

The long-anticipated traffic light at Timber Trail Road and Highway 144 could be delayed until Memorial Day, members of the Bryan County Commission learned at Tuesday's meeting in Pembroke.

March 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County won’t lower speed limit in Buckhead

At last month's meeting of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, a Richmond Hill resident asked commissioners to consider dropping the speed limit on Rathlin Road in the Buckhead subdivision from 35 mph to 25 mph.

March 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Areas of Richmond Hill without water Friday

Southeastern portions of Richmond Hill are without water Friday afternoon as city workers fix a leak in the city's water system.

March 14, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Three large fires on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch plans three large controlled burns today Friday:

March 14, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


RH Council OKs senior-living development

Another development in Richmond Hill for senior citizens is a step closer to reality.

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


Trees tell story of Pembroke’s history

For Pembroke Street Superintendent Jim Pollett, an old oak tree gracing the downtown park is an important part of the present in part because of what it says about the past.

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


Collins to plead guilty

The Richmond Hill woman charged in the 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy has reportedly agreed to plead guilty, but the charges she will plea to are unclear.

March 10, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. Family Connection in need of volunteers

Wendy Sims is looking for about a dozen volunteers in North Bryan.

March 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


One contested race emerges as qualifying closes

Two school board members were the last to qualify for the 2014 general election.

March 07, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

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


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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