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Richmond Hill Realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill Realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 17, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident to run for Congress

A Richmond Hill resident is running for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Jack Kingston.

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


Police rally against concealing identity

The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.

January 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Athletes gather in RH for fitness competition

Things got serious at 518 Edsle Drive on Saturday morning.

January 15, 2014 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


City eyes compensation

The Pembroke City Council will hold a called meeting next week to decide whether to adopt a new compensation package and classification system for city employees.

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


Liberty County also asks for individual TSPLOST

The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.

January 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Candidates gear up for May with forum

SAVANNAH - Five of the six Republican candidates running for Congressman Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday at Johnny Harris Hall on Victory Drive for a Candidate Forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Mayor, council members take oath for 2014-16

City Council meetings at Richmond Hill can be lonely affairs, with few residents bothering to attend.

January 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs arbitration clause with Rayonier

A requirement by Rayonier that Bryan County sign an arbitration clause in order to use county employees to dig dirt from the company's land rankled members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, but in the end the board voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement.

January 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Reviewing ‘lessons learned’

Local officials will meet today at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss lessons learned in the successful recruitment of Caesarstone Technologies to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan shivers under ‘polar vortex’

While there weren't many visible signs of Tuesday's frigid temperatures, it was impossible to deny that it was just plain cold out.

January 08, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Change your routine to avoid boredom, keep workouts challenging

Ever get bored with a workout? Or hit a plateau during your weight loss? Then you are not alone.

January 08, 2014 | By Marilyn Ward Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill hires new fire chief

Richmond Hill has hired Valdosta Fire Department battalion chief Ralph Catlett as its new fire chief, the city announced Tuesday night.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke rings in new year with approved spending plan

Pembroke council members rang out the old year and anticipated the new by adopting a 2014 operating budget of $1.82 million during a brief called meeting Monday night at City Hall.

January 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees - and that won't change for anyone hired before May 1.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn't an option.

April 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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