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New immigration law affects Ga. real estate agents

Licensed real estate agents, appraisers and brokers applying to renew their Georgia licenses after Jan. 1 must comply with new rules established by Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, according to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

December 25, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurraay@coastalcourier.com | Local news


State troopers focus on impaired drivers during holiday patrol

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to plan carefully when hitting the highways for the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel periods. Troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of the celebrations.

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


Serving as second family

While many Bryan County families will gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables Sunday with family, there are some residents who will celebrate the holiday a little differently.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Bryan Children’s Fund ensures Christmas for underprivileged

Christmas will be a little brighter for more than 150 underprivileged families in Bryan County after bags full of toys and gifts were handed out Monday as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


County board approves budget for 2012

The Bryan County Commissioners unanimously approved last week its 2012 budget of $18.6 million that includes funds for a major road paving project and no tax increase.

December 21, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Harveys recalls ground beef for full refund

NASHVILLE - Harveys supermarkets are asking customers who purchased ground beef with sell-by dates between Nov. 1-15 to return the packages for a full refund.

December 19, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Developers seek lower cost for connection fees

Local developers got a closer look at future South Bryan water and sewer options Tuesday when the Bryan County Commissioners held a workshop at the County Administrative Complex before its regular meeting.

December 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Police department gets holiday boost

The Pembroke Police Department has a little spare change in its pocket after receiving a donation Thursday from local business Liberty Auction.

December 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Atlantic Waste is denied

A show of hands from the Bryan County Commissioners proved Tuesday that the voices of many county residents had been heard during the past several months as the board unanimously voted 4-0 before a standing room-only crowd to deny requests for ordinance changes from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

December 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs alcohol ordinance with new changes

More changes have been made to the city of Pembroke's alcohol ordinance after some discussion and a decision by the City Council during Monday's regular meeting at City Hall.

December 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Parade rallies crowds in Pembroke

More than 1,000 people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Pembroke when the city's 28th annual Christmas parade and festival rolled through town bringing marching bands, parade floats, arts and crafts and more for everyone to enjoy.

December 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Landfill request denied

Applause erupted from a standing room-only crowd Tuesday as the Bryan County Commissioners voted to deny requests from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

December 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Council names new zoning board member

The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday appointing Jonathan Goodman.

December 13, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Second reading set for landfill company's request

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a second and final reading of an ordinance change regarding landfills during its regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

December 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Local officials serve as Santa’s elves

Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.

December 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

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


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

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


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City sets large-item trash pick-up

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

April 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

When the Richmond Hill Exchange Club met for lunch Wednesday, club president John Gough called it the group's most important meeting of the year

March 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gets lirability-management grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


No coach yet

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. Those plans changed suddenly Thursday and officials are now hoping to get a new coach on board by the BoE's April meeting.

March 27, 2014 | By jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be accredited

Though it still has to be made official, it appears Bryan County Schools passed its first district-wide accreditation with flying colors. Read full story in the March 29 issue of the Bryan County News.

March 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County 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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