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Savannah area dumps ‘voluntary’ storm evacuations

SAVANNAH - Emergency planners for Savannah and surrounding Chatham County say they will no longer call for "voluntary" evacuations ahead of hurricanes and tropical storms.

June 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Bacon to try hand as independent

Residents casting ballots in the general election in November may have three choices when it comes to the District 1 seat on the Bryan County Board of Education.

June 02, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Free medical packs help area clinic in storm season

The Diversity Health Center in Hinesville soon will receive a hurricane preparedness medical pack, just in time for hurricane season that starts today and runs through Nov. 1. The pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane.

June 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Registry offers help during hurricane evacuation

Coastal communities have been lucky when it comes to hurricanes, but weather experts agree it's only a matter of time before Georgia gets hit by a major storm.

June 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Program lends helping hand to caregivers

Caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's have an opportunity for support and information through the Georgia REACH program that is now available in Bryan County.

June 01, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Beryl dumps rain along southeast coast

SAVANNAH - The former tropical storm Beryl was expected to bring up to 10 inches of rain to parts of the southeast coast before it heads out to sea again, where it could regain some strength.

May 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Ogeechee waters remain clear in Bryan Co.

More dead fish were found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Bulloch County, and environmentalists await test results to find out the reason they died.

May 30, 2012 | Holi Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


All local Memorial Day events canceled for weather

All Memorial Day ceremonies and observances in Bryan County have been canceled due to the weather. This includes the flag dedication ceremony in downtown Pembroke, Richmond Hill's annual observance in J.F. Gregory Park and a flag-raising ceremony with former Richmond Hill mayor Richard Davis near the viaduct on Highway 17.

May 28, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Another tropical storm could threaten

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring a tropical system that could bring bad weather to the area late Saturday or early Sunday.

May 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Qualifying now under way

Qualifying for various local offices is under way today through noon Friday.

May 23, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Senior center grand opening is Tuesday

A grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Richmond Hill Senior Center is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the new center, 9930 Ford Ave.

May 21, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Extra funding bound for city traffic issues

Traffic woes for some Richmond Hill residents may soon be quelled thanks to efforts from city and county officials.

May 20, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Savannah worker awarded $5.6M for injury at port

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority is considering whether to appeal a jury verdict that awarded more than $5.6 million to a longshoreman for injuries he suffered in a collision at the Port of Savannah.

May 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Recreation, roads top issues in Dist. 5

More than a dozen people turned out Thursday to a question-and-answer town hall meeting, hosted by District 5 Commissioner Jimmy Henderson, and discussed community issues including a lack of recreation areas, ditch drainage, roads and others.

May 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

April 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar 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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