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City Council to take up tweaking new sign regulations

Richmond Hill's new comprehensive 40-page sign ordinance is already getting tweaked after City Council members voted last week to change the way temporary signs are regulated.

July 25, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Attorney investigating claim against King America

Bryan County has become the second county to authorize a Savannah-based law firm to look into whether it has a case against King America Finishing, the Screven County plant blamed for the largest recorded fish kill in Ogeechee River history.

July 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Trees dedicated at Warriors Walk

There are now 461 living monuments at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk. In a memorial ceremony held Thursday morning, three more 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were memorialized with eastern redbud trees and granite markers.

July 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray For the Bryan County news | Local news


New well close to completion

South Bryan will soon have a new source of drinking water, the latest step in a bigger plan.

July 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carpenter announces bid for another term on council

Post 2 council member Russ Carpenter will seek another four years on the Richmond Hill City Council, he announced Thursday.

July 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Marne unit last to be deactived

The 3rd Infantry Division's Chief of Staff-rear Col. Scott Jackson told Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday that the Marne Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is the last of the 12 brigade combat teams scheduled to be deactivated by 2017.

July 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill Marine finishes NCO leadership course with honors

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania - "I am an NCO dedicated to training new Marines and influencing the old. I am forever conscious of each Marine under my charge, and by example will inspire them to the highest standards possible," recited Lance Cpl. Andy Davis, a Richmond Hill native and rifleman with Black Sea Rotational Force 13, from the non-commissioned officer's creed during a Corporals Course graduation in June in Mihail Kogalniceanu Military Base in Romania.

July 17, 2013 | By Lance Cpl. Michael Dye Special to the News | Local news


Getting ready for Little League state tourney

Editor's note: Due to press issues, the special insert will appear in the July 20 edition of the News.

July 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fort Stewart's MEDDAC to host cookout for seniors

Volunteers with Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital's Medical and Dental Activity will host a cookout for seniors from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27 at Ludowici's Coastal Manor.

July 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Records reveal city's issues with former police chief

Former Pembroke Police chief Mark Crowe had been under the scrutiny of city officials for a number of reasons since at least April 2012.

July 17, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Nighttime lane closures set in RH

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 16, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Museum opens doors for potluck

The Richmond Hill Museum opened its doors to the community Thursday evening for the Richmond Hill Historical Society's annual potluck, offering an opportunity to learn about the city's history, as well as the society and museum.

July 13, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


Board OKs investigation into claims against King America

Bryan County commissioners Tuesday voted to authorize a Savannah law firm to look into whether residents have claims against King America Finishing as a result of the largest recorded fish kill in Ogeechee River history.

July 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


1st Armor returns home

The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.

July 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Bryan students improve on CRCT

Whether it was reading, writing or arithmetic - or social studies or science - Bryan County students again fared well on Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in 2013, the Georgia Department of Education announced Tuesday.

July 13, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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