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Volunteers spruce up Fort McAllister

The weather was perfect Saturday as 125 volunteers descended upon Fort McAllister to help spruce up the state historic park.

October 02, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news

Local officials disappointed in shutdown

Tuesday morning, the nation awoke to a government shutdown as Republicans and Democrats came to a standoff on the federal budget, and local officials expressed their disappointment in the turn of events.

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten, Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news

New turn lane in the works for Highway 144 at 17

Richmond Hill city council members learned Tuesday night the DOT has approved adding a right-turn-only lane to Highway 144 West where it intersects with Highway 17 North. The new turn-only lane, which will be created by shrinking the width of current lanes, will be 600 feet long and stack 25 cars, according to city officials.

October 01, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Candidates get head start on ‘14 campaign

Bryan County voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 28, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news

Community leaders converge at planning retreat

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories on issues raised by the countywide planning retreat.

September 27, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Pembroke leaders attend conference

Officials and community leaders from Pembroke participated in a conference in Rome, Ga., on Sept. 10-12 to learn more about improving housing and neighborhoods in their community.

September 27, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news

Nursery hits roadblock with RH council

The devil, they say, is in the details. And the Richmond Hill City Council and local businessman Greg Elmgren couldn't agree on the details in a called workshop Tuesday at City Hall.

September 25, 2013 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news

Ceremony remembers POWs, MIAs

The grief does not end for family, friends and brothers in arms of servicemen and women still missing in action or kept as prisoners of war in a foreign country.

September 25, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news

Former Pembroke priest found guilty on child sex charges

A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 25, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news

BoE seeking location for RHHS ceremony

It seems the students in Richmond Hill High School's Class of 2014 won't be receiving their diplomas in the Savannah Civic Center, members of the Bryan County Board of Education learned at a Thursday workshop.

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

GOP candidate forum set for Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Bryan Co. leaders get ready for retreat

Consider it a community brainstorming session. Think of it as a think tank. Or just call it what it is, the second annual Bryan County Community Wide Strategic Planning Retreat, a two-day affair that gets under way Tuesday morning at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 22, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Pembroke gets $500k for water system improvements

Pembroke Clerk of Works Ricky McCoy made a big announcement at Monday's city council meeting: the city has received a nearly $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to help fund improvements to Pembroke's water system.

September 18, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Richmond Hill fire chief retires

Longtime Richmond Hill Fire Chief Vernon Rushing made it official Tuesday night, announcing his retirement to the council. Rushing has been chief since 1997. He has been with the department since 1968 and was appointed assistant chief in 1974.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news

Board pursues 'agreement' with Screven textiles plant

Bryan County has an "agreement" in the works regarding King America Finishing. But county officials so far aren't saying whether it will amount to a settlement of claims for damage to the Ogeechee River.

September 14, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the News | Local news

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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

Wreck involving bus sends four RHHS students to hospital

The Richmond Hill Police and the Georgia State Patrol are investigating a Tuesday afternoon wreck that involved a school bus.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Pembroke set to name new police chief

Pembroke city council is reportedly set to name Guyton Police Chief Randy Alexander as Pembroke's new chief of police.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

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