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RH election qualifying is next week

Qualifying begins Monday for three Richmond Hill City Council seats, including the mayor's post, coming available in the November elections.

August 25, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves rate with no changes

Despite a tax digest that's shrunk quite a bit in recent years, the Richmond Hill City Council adopted the same 4.209 millage rate it's had for the last several years during the board's regular meeting Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: Mulberry light nears completion

UPDATE: According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the new traffic signal at Mulberry Drive and Highway 17 should be fully operational Thursday, Aug. 22, weather permitting.

August 21, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Surplus auction to help county coffers

Computers, pickups, even a broken outboard motor or two.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Search is on for good volunteers

Volunteers are getting harder to come by for volunteer fire departments, and Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell knows why it's getting tougher to find people to serve.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


WaterWays launches second phase of Ridgewood Park

National developer Fletcher Management Company is expanding the footprint of their newest development, WaterWays Township, in Richmond Hill.

August 21, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Effort seeks to enforce bus stop signs

Starting this week, law enforcement personnel will be riding school buses at various times to help nab motorists who don't obey bus stop signs.

August 21, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

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


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


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


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