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New county officials attend conference

New County Administrator Ray Pittman, left, and county commissioners-elect Noah Covington and Steve Myers recently attended a four-day conference for newly elected commissioners hosted by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens.

January 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Infinger to lead ACCG policy committee

ATLANTA - Bryan County Commissioner Carter Infinger recently was named as the 2012-2013 vice chairman of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Public Safety and the Courts Policy Committee.

January 05, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Elections staff looking forward to quiet year

Looking down the road, Bryan County residents may only have one election to deal with in 2013, Elections Superintendent Sam Davis said.

January 03, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Water/sewer top city’s to-do list

Richmond Hill has several items on its agenda for 2013, but the biggest project is moving forward with a new wastewater treatment facility, according to City Manager Chris Lovell.

January 02, 2013 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Highs, lows shape 2012 in Bryan Co.

Our look back on 2012 in Bryan County continues as we review stories filled with happiness, celebration, heartbreak, tragedy and more. But whether good or bad, the community rallied together to show its true caring colors.

January 02, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County officials get sworn in to office

County officials elected during the November general election were sworn in recently to their new positions by Probate Judge Sam Davis.

December 31, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Public input sought on ferry fees

Sapelo Island ferry users and other interested citizens are invited to review a proposed amendment to the Sapelo Island Access and Transportation Rule concerning ferry fee rates. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division, comments related to the amendment may be submitted through Jan. 7.

December 28, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Council OKs Creekside subdivision

Plans for the Creekside development at Richmond Hill Plantation moved forward Tuesday after the Richmond Hill City Council approved several items regarding the project.

December 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


‘Santa runs’ bring early Christmas to local kids

Children pressed their noses to windows and adults came outside their homes on Wednesday evening as sirens from Bryan County Fire Department Engine No. 11 blared through Live Oak and White Oak subdivisions off of Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

December 23, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Children’s Fund shares gift of giving

Hundreds of underprivileged children in Bryan County will have a merrier Christmas after bags filled with toys were handed out Monday as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OKs 2013 budget

The Pembroke City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $1.7 million spending plan for fiscal year 2013.

December 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Tornado watch isued for area

Much of Southeast Georgia, including Bryan County, has been under a tornado watch.

December 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Board considers TAD as interchange funding option

Bryan County officials are considering a tax allocation district near the Belfast Commerce Centre area as an option to help fund a $15 million interchange project at Interstate 95 - and are seeking legislative approval to do so.

December 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Preparing the greatest gift

Bryan County Family Connection spent the week preparing gifts at the community center in Pembroke as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund. The gifts will be delivered next week to hundreds of children across Bryan County who may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.

December 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Harris Trail Extension opens

After years of planning, the newly paved portion of Harris Trail in South Bryan opened for business Friday morning as officials opened 3.2 miles of winding blacktop expected to reduce traffic on Highway 144.

December 15, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke honors its oldest resident

Correction: Due to reporter Jeff Whitten's sudden inability to do basic math, he erroneously reported that Altie Moody was a young girl when Pembroke was incorporated in 1905. Shs was not born until 1911. He regrets and apologizes for the error.

September 16, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sidewalk work could begin in October

Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Director Scott Allison told City Council on Tuesday night the work on the city's sidewalks project could begin in October.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gateway opens clinic in Pembroke

Gateway Behavioral Health Services has opened a clinic and is providing mental health and addictive disease treatment services in Pembroke, according to a press release sent Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Local news


Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire's campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

September 13, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

September 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

September 11, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

September 11, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Senior running back Ronnie Harris rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richmond Hill High School's defense pitched a shutout in the Wildcats 20-0 season-opening win Friday over visiting Johnson.

September 10, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

The South Bryan County Recreation Department is now offering pickleball.

September 10, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


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