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Local bank gives computers to Bryan groups

SAVANNAH - Three Bryan County organizations are now sporting new computer equipment thanks to a gift from a local bank.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Light at Timber Trail, 144 on the way

Richmond Hill drivers may see some traffic relief along Highway 144 with plans for both a traffic light at Timber Trail Road and a right-turn lane at Highway 17.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Paper, not plastic

Richmond Hill could start requiring residents to put their lawn trimmings into paper bags for pickup.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Officials hope to revive TSPLOST

Editor's note: This is the third in a series on issues raised by a recent countywide retreat.

October 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrating Georgia Pre-K week

It was a big week for preschoolers in Bryan County as two state legislators stopped by classrooms to read in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week.

October 05, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Community leaders look to diversify Bryan's tax base

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

October 02, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Soldiers' reel 'em in at annual fishing rodeo

Seventy-four soldiers packed their tackle boxes Saturday afternoon for a full day of fishing out of Fort McAllister Marina at the third annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo.

October 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


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


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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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