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Bacterial disease cause of fish kill

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


State warns of fish kill in Ogeechee

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35- to 40-mile segment of the Ogeechee River in Screven and Bulloch counties with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


Planning commission meeting canceled

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Monday, May 23, has been canceled.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


Council OKs higher density for Richmond Hill Plantation

Residents living in Richmond Hill Plantation will have more neighbors than may have been expected next spring following a decision from the Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday.

May 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Seeing where it all goes

Anyone who is curious as to where soda cans, water bottles and other recyclable materials go after they're tossed in the blue recycling bin, just ask the county commissioners.

May 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke voter maps won't be updated by elections

It appears as though voting district is Pembroke won't be updated in time for the November municipal election – thanks in part to late, and possibly contested, census results.

May 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County to consider stormwater ordinance

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners might soon consider a stormwater ordinance that could help protect the area's coastal waterways.

May 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Warnell to run for Pembroke mayor

Mary Warnell, president of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce and former Bryan County Board of Education member, announced Monday her plans to run for mayor of Pembroke in this year's municipal election.

May 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


St. Elizabeth's collecting items for tornado victims

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill is collecting items to deliver to the victims of the recent tornado outbreaks in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Items needed include tarps, charcoal, baby supplies, blankets, flashlights, non-perishable foods, personal products and anything else that can be distributed to help those who have lost everything. A drop-off site is located at the pavilion directly behind the trailer. The church is at 16491 Ford Avenue (Hwy. 144). For more information call Jean Smith at 727-2589 or the church at 727-2650.

May 03, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs sign variance for Verizon

After tabling twice a request from Verizon Wireless, the Richmond Hill City Council unanimously approved Tuesday an amended variance request for signage at the business in Richmond Place Village.

May 03, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Job fair draws record crowd

In an annual career expo held at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart last week, 227 job seekers arrived in just the first hour of the event to meet with 41 employers. Universities, representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other governmental entities and about 15 private corporations, including Lockheed Martin, Fluor and URS, were recruiting future civilian employees from the military community.

May 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


County gearing up wish list for next SPLOST

A new library. Upgrades to county buildings, including senior citizen facilities. Recreation projects. Ambulances. Heavy equipment.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pier, launch project opens with a splash

Officials were all smiles Friday as they cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of the new Tivoli River fishing pier and kayak launch in south Bryan County.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hail reported in South Bryan

Hail has been reported off Hwy. 144.

April 21, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston gets local for Cities Week breakfast

Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., spoke Monday about the importance of local government at the Georgia Cities Week Business Breakfast at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 21, 2011 | Katie McGurl Special to the News | Local news


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Southern pine beetle infests trees in Bryan County

Bryan County is one of two counties in coastal Georgia with known damage to pine trees from the voracious southern pine beetle, a Georgia Forestry ranger said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill approves funding for sidewalks

A citywide network of sidewalks took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to commit $400,000 to fund their construction.

August 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill senior making the most out of a passion for culinary art

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College takes hands-on learning to a whole new level with final exams.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke mayor speaks at Fort Stewart observance

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell served as the guest speaker for a Women's Equality Observance on Wednesday in Club Stewart's main ballroom.

August 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation to participate in tree giveaway

At first glance, Richmond Hill might not seem to have much in common with Baltimore or Detroit, or more than a dozen other large cities around the nation.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County keeps millage rate the same

Bryan County Commissioners said no to a tax hike this year, approving the same 9.15 millage rate as voted in 2013.

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


Shoplifter claims medical condition makes her take hotdogs, spaghetti sauce

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

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke now a Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliate

Pembroke welcomed a high profile visitor at City Hall during Monday's city council meeting.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke sets American Legion Day

If you’re in Pembroke on Sept. 16, you might want to take note: That’s officially American Legion Post 164 Day.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke mayor to speak at Fort Stewart

Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell will speak Wednesday at Fort Stewart's observance of Women's Equality Day.

August 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Saturday storm sends Bryan EMS firefighter to hospital

A Bryan County Emergency Services firefighter was injured Saturday while responding to a call of a downed tree.

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


Richmond Hill to table developer's request to Sept. 2, then vote

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

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


A sign of better times ahead?

Richmond Hill city council members got good news at Tuesday's city council meeting.

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


Blues Traveler to headline GOSF

The rock band Blues Traveler will be the headline act of the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers announced Friday.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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