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Mother files wrongful death suit

A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.

February 23, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Flood warning continues along Ogeechee

A river flood warning remains in effect for Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

February 21, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Mayor recognized for training

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler received a certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on Jan. 27 during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day conference in Atlanta.

February 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke seeks block grant again

The city of Pembroke has determined a local match for a grant that could help eliminate water problems for some city residents.

February 13, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints new city attorney

Pembroke now has a new city attorney after a decision by the City Council during a called meeting Monday.

February 06, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


County OKs $200K for interchange

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.

February 06, 2013 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Workshop focuses on county's opportunities, challenges

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman advised commissioners to think ahead at the beginning of a four-hour workshop Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 7 in Ellabell.

January 30, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Local news


County talks interchange funding

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners may hold a called meeting soon to discuss the proposed I-95 interchange at Belfast Siding Road.

January 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Traffic, insurance ratings on county agenda

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce received an update about the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' agenda for the year during the group's monthly luncheon Wednesday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

January 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick | Local news


Denny's to celebrate anniversary with fundraiser

Wednesday will mark one year since the Denny's in Richmond Hill reopened its doors after having to rebuild due to a fire that claimed the restaurant in December 2010.

January 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City gives up easement for Pembroke Christian

A North Bryan church will soon move forward with plans for expansion after a decision from the Pembroke City Council on Monday.

January 17, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston says ‘thanks for re-election’ with cookout

pporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

January 16, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Plea is 'not guilty' in deputy's death

The Richmond Hill woman charged with the 2012 death of Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Robert "Bobby" Crapse pleaded not guilty Monday in Chatham County Superior Court.

January 16, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Collins pleads not guilty in deputy's death

Patricia Collins pleaded not guilty Monday to charges against her for the death of a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy.

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


Shell-recycling station opens near Bryan

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 12, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


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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


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

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


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

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 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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