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Council could vote on mitigation rates tonight

Richmond Hill City Council didn't vote tonight on an ordinance to allow its fire department to charge for responses to fires and other services.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City votes on resolution for access to river

Members of Richmond Hill City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that could be the first step in the city's providing public access to the Ogeechee River for its residents.

December 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Dog bites, shots fired, undelivered merchandise

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RH blood drive set for Tuesday

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club, the Senior Center and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive from

December 15, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke hosts 31st annual Christmas Parade

Under clear skies with the temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered a long Main Street.

December 15, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News correspondent | Local news


Battle for Fort McAllister turns 150 on Saturday

History buffs are expected to descend on Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister State Historic Park beginning Thursday as the fort commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 13 1864 battle marking the end of Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's famed "March to the Sea" and helping spell the end of the Confederacy less than five months later.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

December 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County Newsy | Local news


Richmond Hill holds Christmas parade

The city of Richmond Hill on Saturday held its annual Christmas parade on and around Ford Avenue. The Friday night before, the city celebrated with a chili cook-off in J.F. Gregory Park, and later Saturday night, the lighted boat parade was held at Fort McAllister Marina. For coverage of these events and other holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver teacher named to Governor's education advisory board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Developer withdraws bid for multi-family dwellings at Port Royal, Sterling Links Way

A developer has dropped a request to build multi-family homes at the corner of Sterling Links Way and Port Royal Road in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHPD busy over Thanksgiving holiday

The following incidents are from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed attendance area for McAllister Elementary announced

A proposed attendance area for McAllister Elementary has been announced. Here's a link to an interactive map of the proposal

November 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Man stopped for going 101 thought it was OK

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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