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RH Library sets sites on new facility

A 400-acre site in South Bryan near Publix could one day be the home of the new Richmond Hill Public Library.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City says Crowe terminated

After first saying Mark Crowe had resigned, Pembroke has since said the former police chief's contract was terminated after Crowe said he intended to stay on the job.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Raider Brigade soldiers return from Afghanistan

About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Street named for fallen deputy

On a flawless summer morning, Pembroke marked a somber anniversary.

June 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County breaks ground on new fire station

As officials broke ground Thursday morning on the Bryan County Emergency Services Fire Station No. 10 at Waterways Township in South Bryan, county commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he wanted one thing made clear.

June 15, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Storms expected in area tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Bryan County tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County to consider tax increase

Looking at a possible budget shortfall, the Bryan County Board of Commissioners could raise property taxes by as much as 1.5 mills in 2014.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham doctor announces bid for U.S. Congress

SAVANNAH - Dr. Bob Johnson of Isle of Hope on Saturday announced his candidacy for Georgia's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Army taps new leader for 3rd ID

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will be taking command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a June 10 release by the Chief of Staff of the Army.

June 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Little League championship coming to Richmond Hill

For the second-straight summer, Richmond Hill will be the site of a Little League state championship tournament.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke replaces police chief

Pembroke city officials announced Monday night the resignation of police chief Mark Crowe and the appointment of Sgt. Stacy Strickland as interim chief.

June 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke replaces police chief

Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe says he plans to get an attorney following the City Council's announcement Monday that Sgt. Stacy Strickland will serve as the city's top law enforcement officer.

June 10, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Piecing together the past

The late Frank O. Miller, a former Pembroke mayor and newspaper editor, is getting some attention.

June 08, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill OKs debit card fees

Richmond Hill residents will soon pay a 3 percent processing fee on top of their bill if they use a credit or debit card to pay water and sewer bills.

June 08, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Andrea spares Bryan County

Tropical Storm Andrea didn't do much damage to Bryan County when it passed through the area Thursday night.

June 08, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

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


Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

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


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

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


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

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


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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


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