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Harris Trail Extension opens

After years of planning, the newly paved portion of Harris Trail in South Bryan opened for business Friday morning as officials opened 3.2 miles of winding blacktop expected to reduce traffic on Highway 144.

December 15, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Raffle sale to benefit Beasley family

Galbreath and Sons is helping spread a little Christmas cheer this holiday season by hosting a raffle to help out a local family.

December 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Festival draws cheer, crowds to downtown Pembroke

Thousands of area residents lined the streets of downtown Pembroke on Saturday when the 29th annual Christmas Parade and Festival rolled through town.

December 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Morning wreck kills one

A Richmond Hill resident and Liberty County school principal was killed Wednesday morning when her car struck a stopped semi-truck on Highway 17.

December 12, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Clarification

The list of awards for the Richmond Hill Hometown Christmas Parade that ran in the Dec. 5 edition of the Bryan County News was incomplete, as it did not include school band trophy winners, which are as follows:

December 09, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Center management may go to Richmond Hill

Management of the Richmond Hill City Center may soon end up in the hands of City Hall, according to Mayor Harold Fowler.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council readies to OK $1.7M spending plan

The Pembroke City Council is set to approve its proposed 2013 spending plan of $1.7 million that includes a mill increase to fund various city projects.

December 06, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Arraignment in Crapse death postponed

The arraignment for the Richmond Hill woman charged in the June head-on collision that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy has been rescheduled.

December 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke lights up season with annual tree

Christmas carols and bright lights filled the downtown area of Pembroke on Saturday afternoon when the city hosted its 28th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony near the Pembroke Police Department.

December 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill beckons holiday spirit

South Bryan residents got an early taste of the Christmas spirit over the weekend when the city hosted its annual Chili Cook-Off and Hometown Holiday Parade followed by the Offshore Outlaws' annual Christmas on the Ogeechee Boat Parade.

December 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Covington wins runoff

Noah Covington won the District 1 county commission seat Tuesday night by outpolling incumbent Joe Kendrick by a 356-126 margin in a runoff election.

December 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Two elected to conservation board

ATHENS - Cecil Stafford of Long County and James R. "Bob" Monroe of McIntosh County have been elected as supervisors on the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission announced.

December 04, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rural Development closing Baxley office

ATHENS - U.S. Department of Agriculture State Director Quinton Robinson on Tuesday announced the closure of the Georgia Rural Development Area Six area office in Baxley, which has served the Southeast region of Georgia for more than three decades.

December 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Fort Morris re-enactor encampment draws crowd

A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors expressed gratitude for their forefathers Nov. 17 at Fort Morris State Historic Site's annual Come & Take It! encampment.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper steps down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 27, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill's fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow's ear into a silk purse.

July 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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