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Richmond Hill High School Class of 2013 graduates

The Martin Luther King arena at the Savannah Civic Center was packed top to bottom Saturday with proud parents and family members of the Richmond Hill High School graduating class of 2013. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement for what the future will bring for the 350 graduating Wildcats.

May 29, 2013 | By Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news

Memorial Day in Bryan County

Hundreds of folks gathered on both ends of the county over the holiday weekend to pay tribute to those who have served and given their lives in the nation's armed forces.

May 29, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

Bryan good on water — for now

A moratorium placed on new groundwater withdrawals in the coastal region, including Bryan County, isn't likely to affect this area any time soon, according to local officials.

May 25, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

BoE hires five administrators

The Bryan County Board of Education has filled several administrative positions at various schools across the county as well as central office positions, according to a press release issued Friday by the Bryan BoE.

May 18, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

BCHS honors top students

More than 100 students, parents, faculty and staff filled the gym at Bryan County High School on Friday morning for the 2013 honors day ceremony.

May 18, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

RHHS honors student achievement

Applause and cheers filled the cafeteria at Richmond Hill high school Thursday evening when the top seniors in the class of 2013 were recognized for various academic achievements.

May 18, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

Exchange Club seeks WWII vets to honor

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a special World War II Remembrance Program on May 22. The guest speaker will be Paul Grassey, a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force; having flown 13 combat missions during the war.

May 16, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

Relay for Life draws crowd to J.F. Gregory

J.F. Gregory Park was abuzz with hundreds of people throughout the night Friday as they celebrated, remembered and fought back with the American Cancer Society as part of the 2013 Bryan County Relay for Life.

May 15, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

A tree and a capsule

Monday held a bittersweet feeling for staff and students at Richmond Hill Middle School when the school celebrated the life of the late Chip Eckwall and buried a time capsule commemorating the school's first year.

May 15, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

Body shop owner irate over repairs

Repairs made to Pembroke Police Department vehicles have upset one Pembroke business owner.

May 15, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

Getting more bang for the buck

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation whenGeorgia's 1stCongressional District Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit on May 15.

May 14, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

Residents rail against King permit

SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.

May 08, 2013 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news

EPD head concedes public distrust

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 06, 2013 | Patrick Donahue Special to the News | Local news

Pills pile up on take-back day

Local law enforcement agencies joined a national effort Saturday to collect and dispose of expired prescription and over the counter drugs during the national drug take-back day.

May 01, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

School mourns loss of teacher

Richmond Hill Middle School students and staff are mourning the loss of science teacher Chip Eckwall, who died at his Savannah home on Saturday.

April 29, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news

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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre:

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

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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