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City eyeing 144 traffic woes

Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.

September 04, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Family loses home, pet to fire

A mobile home fire Sunday afternoon in North Bryan killed a family dog and left a mother and son homeless.

September 04, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Murphy makes bid for council seat

Developer and publisher Johnny Murphy entered the local political arena last week when he qualified to seek a seat of the Richmond Hill City Council.

September 04, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Georgia lawmakers weigh in on Syria

As they did a decade ago, American leaders again are contemplating whether to take military action against a ruthless regime in the volatile Middle East.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


McAllister festival breathes life into history

There was plenty of food, games and great weather at the Fort McAllister on Saturday, but families looking for a little taste of the past this holiday weekend certainly weren't disappointed.

September 04, 2013 | By Magdalena Breeson Special to the News | Local news


Area Republicans host meet-and-greets

HINESVILLE - Area Republicans are seizing an opportunity to meet the candidates running for the 1st District Congressional seat that will be vacated by Congressman Jack Kingston, who will attempt to win the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring next year.

September 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


I-95's exit 87 onto 17 to close

I-95 exit 87 southbound onto Highway 17 in Richmond Hill will be closed for a time on Sunday.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Congressional day office here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Bryan County from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at City Hall, 40 Richard R. Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, for a Congressional Day Office.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Power line work to be finished soon

A month ago, motorists heading north on Interstate 95 through Liberty and Bryan counties noticed an air-crane helicopter and construction crews on the ground installing 100-foot steel poles.

September 01, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Four candidates enter race

Richmond Hill will have a contested election in November after challenger Johnny Murphy qualified Friday afternoon to run for the Post 1 seat currently held by council member Van Hunter.

August 30, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Qualifying starts in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill incumbents Harold Fowler and Van Hunter have qualified to run in the November election, City Clerk Ursula Lee said Tuesday.

August 28, 2013 | Staff Report Bryan County News | Local news


ACT scores up in Bryan Schools

Bryan County students who graduated in 2013 fared better on the ACT than their 2012 peers and recorded the system's best composite score on the test since 2009, according to information released Monday by Bryan County Schools.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke holds millage rate at 10.2 mills

There'll be no hike in Pembroke city taxes as council members voted Monday to adopt last year's millage rate of 10.2 mills, the maximum allowed by the city's charter.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE adopts budget

The Bryan County Board of Education adopted a fiscal 2014 operating budget of nearly $53 million at its meeting Thursday at G.W. Carver Elementary.

August 28, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


One less candidate to remember

SAVANNAH – First District of Georgia congressional candidate David Schwarz has suspended his campaign.

August 27, 2013 | Staff report | 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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