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Fence issue draws discussion at city council meeting

A fence located in a drainage easement drew some discussion at Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

November 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Deal: Georgia will not set up state health care exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Local news


Decoration fund to help light up Pembroke

Residents in Pembroke can expect to see new Christmas decorations throughout the city this year, but the city is also requesting help from residents.

November 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ for second year

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners tap new fire chief

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to hire a new fire chief for the county during its regular monthly meeting in Pembroke.

November 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Mayors collect gifts for hospitals

Local city officials are doing their part to spread some holiday cheer by collecting gifts for patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital as part of the 2012 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group files suit to end discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Fundraiser set for Ellabell fire victims

A fundraiser to benefit the family of Gavin Newman and Ivan Newman of Ellabell is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Park in Pembroke.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


In honor of their service

Veterans Day was officially Sunday, and residents on both ends of Bryan County took time to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed much of their lives in service to the country throughout the weekend and beginning of the week.

November 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Heating assistance now available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City gets state OK for new traffic light

A long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Mulberry Drive is one step closer to fruition after the city received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation to move forward with the project.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Smith takes Dist. 4 BoE seat

The Bryan County Board of Education will have a new face in January after political newcomer Marianne Smith garnered the majority of votes in the special election to decide the District 4 representative.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Covington, Kendrick head to runoff

Voters in Bryan County's District 1 will head back to the polls Dec. 4 to decide just who will represent them on the Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. voters tap GOP candidates

While the nation was on standby much of Tuesday night waiting to see who would lead the country for the next four years, Bryan County voters made it clear they wanted Republican candidate Mitt Romney to take the country's top position.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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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