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Local guardsman to command 117th

Twenty six years ago, a Savannah teenager named Ronald Speir enlisted in the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard.

August 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke set for National Night Out

The city of Pembroke is gearing up for its annual National Night Out, which is set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Square in downtown Pembroke.

August 07, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill starts process to annex Belfast Commerce Center

Richmond Hill City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to accept a petition from TerraPointe asking the city to annex roughly 2,000 acres of the Belfast Commerce Centre into the city.

August 06, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Commission to hold hearings on proposed tax hike

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold two of three public hearings Monday on a proposed 1.5 mill tax increase.

August 03, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ford birthday celebrated, city unveils new driving app

Officials with the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Richmond Hill Historical Society gathered Tuesday night at the Richmond Hill Museum to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford, the city's founder.

August 03, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


National Night Out helps stomp out crime

The Richmond Hill Police Department expected more than 2,000 people to crowd J.F. Gregory Park on Thursday for the city's National Night Out for the free hotdogs, sodas and live music. And they weren't disappointed - the people of Richmond Hill came in droves to enjoy one of the few rainless nights of the summer.

August 02, 2013 | By Magdalena Bresson Special to the News | Local news


Relentless rain floods neighborhoods

Wednesday's downpour caused flooding in several Richmond Hill neighborhoods.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan County News | Local news


Former police chief seeks public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a formal letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 01, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

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

July 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


New power poles, lines go up along I-95

Motorists traveling on I-95 through Liberty County this week probably have noticed a helicopter hovering low over the salt marsh near the northbound lanes.

July 31, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


One day at band camp

Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten spent some time out at the Richmond Hill High School band camp recently. He came back educated. He also took photos.

July 31, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Republican candidate forum Sept. 26

The Bryan County Republican Party will host a Coastal Georgia Candidate Forum on 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Richmond Hill City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


City readies for National Night Out

The Richmond Hill Police Department is gearing up for its fifth annual National Night Out event, set for Thursday in J.F. Gregory Park.

July 28, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


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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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