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City gets $4M loan for wastewater project

Richmond Hill is getting some help from the state in funding its wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion.

November 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Push-back expected for roads tax referendum

Though all Regional Transportation Roundtable Committees throughout the state have approved their lists of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum, not everyone is in favor of the penny tax that would pay for such projects.

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


Residents turn out for landfill request

A first reading of ordinance changes regarding waste management districts in Bryan County was held Tuesday before a standing room-only crowd at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke at the Bryan County Commissioners' regular meeting.

November 19, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at Waiting for a Cure luncheon

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed was the honored patient Friday at the 2011 Waiting on a Cure luncheon at the Hilton Savannah Desoto on East Liberty Street.

November 18, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Post pumps billions into area economy

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton joined the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for the group's monthly breakfast.

November 18, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Gullah/Geechee commission talks culture

More than 20 representatives gathered at Midway's Dorchester Academy last week to discuss preservation and cultural reclamation during the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission's fall meeting.

November 18, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Council discusses replacing basketball championship signs

The Richmond Hill City Council is hoping to replace signs that were once posted at the city limits announcing the local high school's status as state champions in basketball.

November 16, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke looks to change alcoholic beverage law

Some changes may be on the way for Pembroke's alcohol ordinance regarding restaurant alcohol sales after discussion Monday at the Pembroke City Council meeting.

November 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Operation Christmas Child in full swing

Hundreds of shoeboxes filled with toys, clothes and more were stacked in a corner of the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church chapel Tuesday as the Operation Christmas Child relay week began.

November 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City council meets Tuesday

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County to hear Atlantic Waste request, presentation

An ordinance amendment request from Atlantic Waste Services makes it way to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners this week during the board's regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

November 14, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Chickens in search of new home

Why did the chicken cross the road? Apparently because the wooded area between Love's Travel Center on Hwy. 144 and I-95 where it lived was removed for development.

November 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


County, fire officials talk operations change

Bryan County Fire Department officials met with several county commissioners Wednesday evening to discuss the future structure of the emergency services operations throughout the county.

November 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee gets No. 1 on 2011 dirty rivers lists

With its annual "Dirty Dozen" rivers list, the Georgia Water Coalition aims to send a wake-up call to state residents before their fresh waters are overtaken by human waste, dredging and neglect.

November 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Running to remember: Freeman 5K draws crowd

Even the winners of the second annual Capt. Matthew Freeman 5K Run for Peace said Friday's race at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill wasn't about winning.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children's Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with the way things have gone so far.

January 08, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

January 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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