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Annual Chili Cook-off spices up Pembroke day

Aromas of spices, peppers, onions and more could be smelled on the sidewalks of downtown Pembroke Saturday when dozens of people gathered at the Senior Citizens Center for the city's fourth annual Chili-Cook Off.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge plays a mean guitar

Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.

February 29, 2012 | John Wood | Local news


Appeal public hearing postponed

An appeal public hearing regarding the removal of Stephen Weiss from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission has been postponed.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Kingston joins Spine & Sport at new location

First District U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) used a ribbon cutting Monday at a physical rehab clinic in Richmond Hill to talk about the importance of small business.

February 28, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Public meeting on Ogeechee set for Saturday in Statesboro

The nursing department at Georgia Southern is conducting a public meeting to present a study on the impact on human health of the Ogeechee River chemical spill and fish kill.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pennies for schools

Some residents on both ends of the county talked pennies Thursday when informational meetings were held to explain the purpose of the education local option sales tax in Bryan County Schools.

February 24, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County under tornado watch

According to the National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., Bryan County is one of many counties statewide currently under a wind advisory and tornado watch.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Missing RH teens found

Two Richmond Hill teens that went missing earlier this week have been found according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Police looking for two missing teens

Richmond Hill police are seeking the public's help to find two missing teens.

February 22, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Prom dress drive helps teens in need

Sequins and satin filled the small conference room of the Richmond Hill Public Library Saturday when several Richmond Hill teens collected gently used prom dresses and formal gowns for local teens to go to prom.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


ESPLOST up for another vote

A former chairman of the Bryan County Board of Education is doing her part to educate the community about the educational special purpose local option sales tax, or ESPLOST.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A cure for area road woes?

Several area residents got a closer look at the Transportation Referendum of 2012 Tuesday when representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation hosted an informational meeting in Pembroke.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Colonial Marsh denied again

Another request for the Richmond Hill City Council to waive zoning conditions associated with the property known as Colonial Marsh was unanimously denied at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

February 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Arbor Day recognized across county

Arbor Day was recognized in Bryan County this week when the city of Pembroke and a seventh-grade class at Richmond Hill Middle School planted trees to recognize the importance they play in the community.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison | Local news


More pay for commissioners

Bryan County Commissioners will receive a pay increase beginning in January 2013 after a unanimous decision by the board Tuesday at its regularly scheduled meeting.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


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BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

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


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


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