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Life in a bygone era comes alive with book

Life from a bygone era in Richmond Hill came alive Thursday night when a local man read excerpts from his late mother's autobiography about life here during the 1930's and 1940's.

June 07, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalks plan lists $5.7 million worth of proposals

Relief may be on the way for the 40 students who dodge traffic every morning while walking down Ivey Street to Lynwood Avenue to catch the bus to school. Under a plan being considered by the Richmond Hill City Council, that stretch of road would get sidewalks, along with 12 other areas in the city.

June 07, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


BCHS administrators reportedly resign

Bryan County High School principal Dr. Dawn Hadley and assistant principal Dr. Rod Backman have resigned and the search is on for replacements, school officials said Thursday night after a brief called meeting.

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


Hires inducted into Hall of Fame

Jimmy Hires said he didn't make a speech last Saturday night in Dalton at his induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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


Bryan County High School principal, assistant principal reportedly resign

Bryan County High School principal Dr. Dawn Hadley and assistant principal Dr. Rod Backman have reportedly resigned.

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


Signal at Timber Trail, 144 could be up June 10

The light at 144 and Timber Trail could be up and working as early as June 10, according to GDOT. It starts flashing today.

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


BoE to hold called meeting

The Bryan County Board of Education will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Richmond Hill Pre-K center.

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


Heating bill program reports on season

The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority assisted eligible households with heating bills this winter.

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


Work on signal at 144, Timber Trail nearing completion

Work is nearing completion on a traffic signal at Timber Trail Road and Highway 144, but it could be July before the light is working.

June 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Wildlife rescue group seeks local volunteers

A Tifton-based organization dedicated to saving and protecting injured and orphaned wildlife needs local volunteers.

June 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Bryan County Schools names top bus drivers

Bryan County Schools announced the names of its 2013-2014 Bus Drivers of the Year on Monday afternoon.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Officials urge storm preparation

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

May 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hires to be inducted into GACA Hall on Saturday

If you run into coach Jimmy Hires this week you might want to congratulation him on his well-deserved induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City pays tribute to Hometown Hero

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler opened the city's annual Memorial Day observance by honoring those who have fallen in the defense of the country and then paying special tribute to one who didn't.

May 27, 2014 | Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Pembroke salutes nation’s veterans

As they have for years, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164 honored America's war dead again Saturday with a Memorial Day observance in downtown Pembroke.

May 27, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill's fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow's ear into a silk purse.

July 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

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


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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