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Crowe to seek another term as clerk of courts

Becky Crowe has announced her plans to seek a fifth term as the Bryan County Clerk of Superior Court in the upcoming election.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man dies in accident

An Ellabell man was killed Friday in an early morning crash in Garden City.

March 30, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


JetBlue suspends pilot after outburst on plane forces emergency landing

LAS VEGAS - A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on a Las Vegas-bound flight has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.

Clayton Osbon has been taken off active duty pending a review of the incident, JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Allison Steinberg said. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the ground after his bizarre rant, as a co-pilot shut him out of the cockpit and took command of the Tuesday morning flight from New York.

March 28, 2012 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Local news


City to hold retreat

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a retreat Saturday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


German official visits Oracal

Dr Lutz Gorgens, the German Consulate General for the southeast United States, was welcomed to Bryan County's Interstate Centre yesterday for a tour of ORACAL USA,a corporate partner of ORAFOL EUROPE, a German based company that manufactures vinyl films and related adhesive products.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Davis to seek fourth term as probate judge

Sam Davis has announced his plans to seek a fourth term as the Bryan County probate judge in the upcoming election.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Reports: disruptive JetBlue pilot from Richmond Hill

A JetBlue captain who reportedly had to be tackled by passengers Tuesday and forced an emergency landing when he began acting errectically lives in Richmond Hill, according to various media outlets.

March 28, 2012 | Staff and wire reports Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner to run for tax commissioner

Carla Gardner has announced she is running for Bryan County tax commissioner. Gardner, the wife of former District 5 county commissioner Rick Gardner, said she will qualify as a Republican candidate on the July 31 ballot.

March 28, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Goodwill grand opening is Thursday

The new Goodwill store in Richmond Hill will open at 10 a.m. Thursday with a grand opening celebration.

March 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Library to hold computer class

The Richmond Hill Public Library will host a file management class Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Commission chairman to run again

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed announced his plans to run for the position again in the upcoming election.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Confederate flag returned home

As Fort McAllister fell to the Union Army of Gen. William T. Sherman days before Christmas in 1864, one of his artillery officers seized the Confederate flag of a vanquished company of Georgia riflemen. The officer carried the silk banner home to Maine as a souvenir, and it stayed in his family for three generations in a box along with a handwritten note: "To be return to Savannah or Atlanta sometime."

March 24, 2012 | Russ Bynum Associated Press | Local news


Brownies want recycling in RH

Some young residents in Richmond Hill want to see curbside recycling in the city.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Marina founder dies at age 82

Robert Bacot Sr., founder and owner of Kilkenny Marina located off of Highway 144 in South Bryan County, passed away Thursday evening.

March 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Richmond Hill man charged with having child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

March 23, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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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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