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Richmond Hill resident indicted for cross burning

A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

October 19, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke police have busy night during concert

Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.

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


Richmond Hill votes to replace public works company

Calling it a move that will save taxpayers money and keep millage rates low, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday against keeping the private company OMI to run the city's public works department next year.

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


Facebook spat leads to stabbing

GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Senators vote for budget deal, not representative

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.

October 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


SkIO still studing Gulf oil spill

SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.

October 18, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Early voting under way in Richmond Hill

The Nov. 5 general election is still weeks away, but early voting began Monday and continues through Nov. 1 in the race between incumbent Van Hunter and challenger Johnny Murphy for the Richmond Hill City Council Post 1 seat.

October 16, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


History takes flight

Those who thought they spotted a World War II-era bomber over the skies of Savannah early Monday afternoon weren't imagining things.

October 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gearing up for a 'home run' of a seafood fest

It's that time of year again. That time when the smell of perfectly cooked seafood and the sound of live local and national acts fill the air in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 16, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


State school superintendent visits RHES

Richmond Hill Elementary School had a special guest Wednesday when State School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge stopped by to tour the facility and speak with school officials.

October 12, 2013 | By Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Drowning death of Richmond Hill man ruled accidental

A Richmond Hill man died Oct. 5 in South Carolina in what has been ruled as an accidental drowning.

October 12, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Special to the Bryan County News | Local news


Five arrested in meth bust

SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.

October 12, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Coastal EMC rewards teachers' bright ideas

MIDWAY - Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded more than $22,000 in Bright Ideas grants Wednesday and Thursday to school teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties - with more than $9,000 going to teachers in Richmond Hill.

October 12, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Water expected to be big issue in future

Bryan County's location, combined with its quality of life, good schools and low taxes, make it a desirable place to live.

October 11, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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BoE approves district

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a district for the new McAllister Elementary on Thursday that adds Dunham Marsh and Oak Pointe subdivisions to the attendance, but won't include students who live down 144 Spur.

February 26, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


A positive spin

Mark Wallace wants to keep the Ozzy Park story positive.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Raise the roof with Family Promise of Bryan County

Family Promise of Bryan County's mission is to help homeless families find a permanent home.

February 26, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Charleston man still missing

A Charleston family continues to seek help locating Tim Jaskiewicz, who was last seen Feb. 16 in Richmond Hill.

February 24, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


New football coach introduced

The future of Richmond Hill High School football starts now, new Wildcats coach Matt LeZotte said Monday at a press conference announcing his hiring.

February 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


American Traditions Competition board member speaks to Rotary

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill heard from American Traditions Competition board member Elizabeth Oxnard. The 2015 American Traditions Competition will be in Savannah from Feb. 23-27. For more information, go to www.americantraditionscompetition.com. The Rotary Club of Richmond meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honors junior rotarian

At its Feb. 26 lunch meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill honored Katie Goodwin, the Junior Rotarian of the Month. The club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at the City Center. For more information, go to http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/, call 912-231-7227 or email hello@rotaryofrichmondhill.org.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Richmond Hill man dies after fall

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the death of a roofing company employee who fell through a skylight of a warehouse Wednesday.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper to host Paddle Georgia

Coastal Georgia's crown jewel, the Ogeechee River, long has been celebrated for the fishing, boating and outdoor-recreation opportunities it provides to local residents. Soon, though, its appeal will expand as river enthusiasts from all over Georgia - and, perhaps, beyond - come to know and admire this natural resource.

February 19, 2015 | | Local news


Caesarstone to expand

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill, creating 130 jobs.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the news Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County to hold called meeting Tuesday on "Project Honey"

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February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Crime Reports: Kids will be kids, women fight at ice machine

Incidents taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

February 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Tech announces $10 million campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials say state plan could impact local taxpayers

Local officials said Bryan County could lose more than 33 percent off its SPLOST revenue if a house bill aimed at putting more money into funding state transportation becomes law.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to partner with CRC on growth plan

Members of Pembroke City Council voted Monday to start a process they hope will make the city a better place to live and work in the future.

February 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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