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Voters say 'yes' to SPLOST

According to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office, the special purpose local option sales tax will continue for another six years.

November 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Challengers win in Richmond Hill, Pembroke

According to unofficial results from the Bryan County Voter Registration Office, John Fesperman and Jan Bass have won in Richmond Hill, and Ernest Hamilton will take office in Pembroke - though the votes in some cases are close.

November 08, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Voters decide SPLOST, council seats today

Early voting may have ended Friday, but that doesn't mean Bryan County voters have missed their opportunity to cast a vote in the 2011 municipal and countywide elections.

November 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County planners deny recommendation

Applause from the standing room-only crowd filled the courtroom in Pembroke on Thursday evening as the Bryan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously not to recommend changes to the county's waste management district ordinance submitted by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services.

November 05, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Planning and Zoning votes against ordinance changes

Applause filled the courtroom at the county courthouse in Pembroke Thursday evening as the Bryan County Planning and Zoning Commission voted not to recommend changes to the county's waste management district ordinance submitted by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services.

November 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Kingston taps three from RH for academies

Three students from Richmond Hill are one step closer to attending U.S. Service academies after recently receiving congressional nominations from 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga.

November 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Nov. 7 grand jury list released

Grand jurors were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the November 2011 term of the Bryan County Superior Court.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Last chance for early voting is Friday

Early voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, which means Bryan County residents still have some time to cast their votes early for the municipal and countywide elections.

November 03, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Jury panel reports Tuesday

Trial jurors were recently drawn by Bryan County Clerk of Courts Rebecca G. Crowe for the March 2011 term of the Bryan County Superior Court.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


War's end good for area businesses

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 30, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One week left to cast early ballots

Monday marks the final week of early voting in Bryan County, and voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to cast their ballots before Election Day for the countywide and municipal elections.

October 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Two of four candidates field voter questions at forum

Around 50 city residents gathered Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center for a candidate forum to hear what plans City Council candidates Jan Bass and John Fesperman have for the city if elected.

October 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate forum set for today

Voters will have the chance to find out more about the Richmond Hill City Council candidates' plans for the city and the countywide penny tax at 6 p.m. Thursday during a candidate forum at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kangeter, Hamilton face off for at-large seat

Although all seats on the Pembroke City Council are up for grabs this election year, voters will only see one contested seat at the polls.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Five seek votes for uncontested seats

As early voting continues and Election Day nears, residents in Pembroke will see several incumbents, as well as some new names, on their ballot for the Pembroke City Council.

October 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

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


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

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


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


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