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County borrowing $1.5M for infrastructure

Bryan County recently was awarded a low-interest loan worth $1.5 million from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to fund water and sewer system projects.

October 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


RH woman hits $300k jackpot

A Bryan County resident has a little extra dough in her pockets after winning the top prize from a Georgia Lottery instant game.

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


Meeting rallies landfill opponents

In what was billed as a public informational meeting at Olive Branch Baptist Church, organizers made clear that their goal is to stop a commercial landfill from becoming the church's neighbor.

October 01, 2011 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Fall weather arriving this evening?

ATLANTA - A cold front is expected to sweep across Georgia Friday, bringing much cooler temperatures.

September 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Howard perfect as Lady Redskins win tourney opener

Tiffany Howard threw a perfect game as Bryan County High School beat Truetlen County 8-0 in five innings in the first game of the best-of-three series in Pembroke.

September 29, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Ellabell man's petition asks for congressional pay cut

Congressional pay cuts.

September 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Family Connection, United Way get new location in South Bryan

With a little elbow grease, local volunteers helped begin the makeover process Saturday in preparation for some new tenants at the building previously used by the Richmond Hill YMCA.

September 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs 3-2 funds for work at Ways Station

Editor's clarification: The article below reports the Richmond Hill City Council agreed to "share" the cost of a landscaping and improvement project at Ellis Drive near the Ways Station shopping center. Though the finished product may look like a single project, the city is funding work to city-owned property, and shopping center owner Gene Brogdon is funding work to Ways Station. Both projects will be bid separately.

September 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council tables development request 3-2

The Richmond Hill City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to table rezoning a 187.7-acre parcel of land proposed as Colonial Marsh, while the vote on the planned development Plantation Village was pulled from the agenda.

September 25, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


King to cough up cash for violations

King America Finishing will fund $1 million in environmental improvements to the Ogeechee River after a finding that the plant violated discharge permits to dump toxins into the river.

September 24, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


RH council to hold called meeting tonight

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold a called meeting at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 22, at City Hall to discuss litigation.

September 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council puts off Colonial Marsh rezoning

The Richmond Hill City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to table rezoning 188 acres proposed to be Colonial Marsh subdivision behind Sterling Creek subdivision.

September 21, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Atlantic Waste pulls request for impact study

Atlantic Waste Services, the Pooler-based company of the proposed landfill in North Bryan County, has officially withdrawn its development of regional impact (DRI) request from the Coastal Regional Commission, according to vice president Ben Wall.

September 21, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County welcomes new industry to park

Interstate Centre in Black Creek is welcoming a new tenant to the industrial park – one that is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to the area.

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


County welcomes new industry to park

Interstate Centre in Black Creek is welcoming a new tenant to the industrial park – one that is expected to bring dozens of new jobs to the area.

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


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Proposed district draws feedback at BoE meeting

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said prior to a Dec. 6 forum that feedback on a proposed attendance zone for McAllister Elementary to date had positive.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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