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North Bryan schools lauded

Three Bryan County schools were recently named as Title 1 distinguished schools by State School Superintendent John D. Barge.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Half a century of history

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center to help commemorate 50 years of success and progress in the city of Richmond Hill.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Richmond Hill to launch 'Open for Business' program

The city of Richmond Hill will soon launch a new program it claims will help bring new business to the area and encourage established businesses to expand.

March 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Gingrich wins Bryan County, too

Here are the unofficial results of how Bryan Couty residents voted in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to election officials.

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


Proposed Family Dollar fires up residents

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill came to a hurdle Tuesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

March 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke family believes pollution in Ogeechee caused son's cancer

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 07, 2012 | By Al Hackle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bank announces consent order

Bryan Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of The Savannah Bancorp Inc., has entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

March 07, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

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


Richmond Hill celebrates 50th

Hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park Saturday to enjoy family fishing, military presentations, birthday cake and much more-all in celebration of Richmond Hill's 50th anniversary.

March 07, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Voters OK ESPLOST

Unofficially, Bryan County voters said yes to ESPLOST on Tuesday, passing the measure by nearly a 2-1 margin.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill kicks off 50th celebration

Despite thunderstorms that drenched the area Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park before the rain set in to help Richmond Hill celebrate half a century of success.

March 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke men plead not guilty in kidnappings

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill reports sewage spill

Richmond Hill reported Friday that about 1,650 gallons of sewage were spilled into Sterling Creek Canal.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sales tax revenue at record high

2011 was another record-setting year for Bryan County's retail sector, according to the Development Authority of Bryan County.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


North Bryan group on a mission

A group of North Bryan women are on a mission-a mission to help comfort area Alzheimer's and dementia patients under the care of Hospice Savannah.

March 03, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke's Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid's fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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