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County responds to suit over landfill

Bryan County has responded to the lawsuit recently filed by Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services regarding the county's ordinances.

The suit, filed Jan. 11, follows an attempt by Atlantic Waste to get the county to rezone the property and change its ordinances.

March 02, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Family Dollar may soon call RH home

Plans for a Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill will soon head to the Richmond Hill City Council after a decision Thursday by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.

March 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


City looks at options for waste

The city of Richmond Hill will soon be pursuing a new design and engineer for the upgrading and expansion of its wastewater treatment facility at Sterling Creek.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Auction hunters stalk Pembroke's bounty

Liberty Auction already was the busiest place in Pembroke on a Thursday night. Then the proliferation of TV shows such as "Auction Hunters" enhanced the appeal of an evening spent picking over bargains, antiques and oddities.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Home sales down, but could be heading up

Bryan County's home sales in January were down quite a bit compared to sales in November and December, but some say the dip isn't likely to last long with new home construction continuing to rise and more consistency in home sales.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Warnell working her way into job as mayor

Nearly two months have passed since Mary Warnell was sworn in as the newest leader of the city of Pembroke, and as her mayoral seat continues to warm, she is enjoying every part of her new job description.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Protecting Bryan County's trees

Efforts to protect established trees and plant new ones have flourished in Bryan County in the past decade. But like roots and canopy, tree advocacy has grown into different shapes on the two ends of the county.

February 29, 2012 | Al Hackle | Local news


Annual Chili Cook-off spices up Pembroke day

Aromas of spices, peppers, onions and more could be smelled on the sidewalks of downtown Pembroke Saturday when dozens of people gathered at the Senior Citizens Center for the city's fourth annual Chili-Cook Off.

February 29, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge plays a mean guitar

Elected officials often have used musical instruments to propel their political careers.

February 29, 2012 | John Wood | Local news


Appeal public hearing postponed

An appeal public hearing regarding the removal of Stephen Weiss from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission has been postponed.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Kingston joins Spine & Sport at new location

First District U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) used a ribbon cutting Monday at a physical rehab clinic in Richmond Hill to talk about the importance of small business.

February 28, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Public meeting on Ogeechee set for Saturday in Statesboro

The nursing department at Georgia Southern is conducting a public meeting to present a study on the impact on human health of the Ogeechee River chemical spill and fish kill.

February 28, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Pennies for schools

Some residents on both ends of the county talked pennies Thursday when informational meetings were held to explain the purpose of the education local option sales tax in Bryan County Schools.

February 24, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County under tornado watch

According to the National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., Bryan County is one of many counties statewide currently under a wind advisory and tornado watch.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Missing RH teens found

Two Richmond Hill teens that went missing earlier this week have been found according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

February 24, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


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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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