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County oks refinancing to save $1 million in interest

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners did more than vote on the millage rate at Tuesday's meeting in Richmond Hill, but budgetary matters weren't far from the surface for much of the evening.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia's loggerheads set another record for nests

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles nesting in Georgia have hit a new high for the fourth straight year.

August 17, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County finds consensus on tax increase

Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed hesitated to use the word "compromise" Tuesday night after commissioners approved a smaller-than-proposed tax increase by a 3-2 vote.

August 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke taps Waters as new fire chief

Peter A. Waters has taken the reins of the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, according to a press release from the city.

August 14, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Night Out draws crowd to city square

Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke was a popular place to be Saturday evening as the city hosted its annual National Night Out.

August 14, 2013 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


County votes 3-2 to up millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to raise the millage rate by 1.25 mills while also adding $25 to the monthly fire fee.

August 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Third hearing seeks support

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said he spent a sleepless night after Monday's public hearing on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase trying to think of a better way to explain why the county needs more revenue from taxpayers.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Richmond Hill votes yes on annexation of Commerce Centre

Members of the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a petition from TerraPointe to annex some 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Program helps teachers reach for the sky

Mary Crippen of Richmond Hill joined teachers from around the world earlier this summer at the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy program in June at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

August 10, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Residents oppose tax hike

Bryan County residents gave County Board of Commissioners an earful and then some Monday during public hearings on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Local guardsman to command 117th

Twenty six years ago, a Savannah teenager named Ronald Speir enlisted in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke set for National Night Out

The city of Pembroke is gearing up for its annual National Night Out, which is set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke.

August 07, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commission to hold hearings on proposed tax hike

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two of three public hearings Monday on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ford birthday celebrated, city unveils new driving app

Officials with the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Richmond Hill Historical Society gathered Tuesday night at the Richmond Hill Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford, the city's founder.

August 03, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


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Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

October 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

October 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

October 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke's city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

October 13, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning.

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


Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

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


Firefighters spread the message

The curriculum for about half an hour Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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