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Richmond Hill man to head national PTA

One of Richmond Hill's own has taken the reins of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and has made history in the process.

June 29, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Post cuts disappointing

Local officials expressed varying degrees of disappointment in Tuesday's announcement Fort Stewart will lose some 1,370 troops as part of an Army-wide restructuring.

June 29, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Couple rally with lawmaker

Arthur Leong and Patricia Joyce of Richmond Hill recently ran into U.S, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., on the East Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during a rally about immigration reform.

June 26, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


More troops return

The first of three main-body redeployments of soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team returned Monday to Fort Stewart. About 120 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came home to cheering family members, friends and fellow soldiers.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Wife of former 3rd ID commander passes away

Kimberly Shawn Grugin Webster, wife of retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr., died peacefully in her sleep early Saturday morning.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray for the Bryan County News | Local news


BoE expected to pick name for new school at meeting

The Bryan County Board of Education could decide the name of the new elementary school in South Bryan when it meets Thursday in Black Creek.

June 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond HIll fire chief placed on administrative leave

Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing was placed Friday on what city officials are terming "administrative leave with pay."

June 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH City Council approves new, revised fees

Changes to city regulations will change the cost of building in Richmond Hill, after the City Council approved changes Tuesday to its revenue ordinance that establish new fees and revise others.

June 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH fire chief placed on leave

Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing was placed Friday on what city officials are terming "administrative leave with pay."

June 24, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Campaign kicks off with Cagle

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler got an endorsement from a high-level state official at his campaign kickoff Thursday night.

June 24, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Regional planners open Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien.

June 23, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

STATESBORO - Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia) ruled in favor of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper on Wednesday following an attempt by King America Finishing to have the lawsuit against it brought by ORK dismissed in its entirety.

June 20, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


New turn lanes bound for crossroads

Richmond Hill's busiest intersection will soon be getting a makeover.

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


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United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Commission to meet

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the court house in Pembroke.

September 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


City approves effort to renovate apartments

Richmond Hill City Council gave its endorsement Tuesday to a St. Louis-based developer's planned $22.9 million renovation of Ashton Apartments that will be financed at least partly through the sale of about $15 million in revenue bonds issued by the City of McDonough Housing Authority.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


At 30, local club still serving

A local service club which annually puts on a wildly popular kids fishing derby and honors local public safety honors is now getting behind an upcoming blood drive.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Delete-Merge UpSinger-songwriter Jake Miller reportedly will perform at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn't just make candy, breads or cakes.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

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


City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

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


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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