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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


Police looking for two missing teens

Richmond Hill police are seeking the public's help to find two missing teens.

February 22, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Prom dress drive helps teens in need

Sequins and satin filled the small conference room of the Richmond Hill Public Library Saturday when several Richmond Hill teens collected gently used prom dresses and formal gowns for local teens to go to prom.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


ESPLOST up for another vote

A former chairman of the Bryan County Board of Education is doing her part to educate the community about the educational special purpose local option sales tax, or ESPLOST.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


A cure for area road woes?

Several area residents got a closer look at the Transportation Referendum of 2012 Tuesday when representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation hosted an informational meeting in Pembroke.

February 22, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Colonial Marsh denied again

Another request for the Richmond Hill City Council to waive zoning conditions associated with the property known as Colonial Marsh was unanimously denied at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

February 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Arbor Day recognized across county

Arbor Day was recognized in Bryan County this week when the city of Pembroke and a seventh-grade class at Richmond Hill Middle School planted trees to recognize the importance they play in the community.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison | Local news


More pay for commissioners

Bryan County Commissioners will receive a pay increase beginning in January 2013 after a unanimous decision by the board Tuesday at its regularly scheduled meeting.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Suit filed over landfill

Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services is suing Bryan County over the company's proposed North Bryan landfill, claiming the county's ordinances don't comply with state law.

February 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Appeal hearing for P&Z member scheduled

In order to find out exactly why the Richmond Hill City Council voted to remove him from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Stephen Weiss will go before the council at a public appeal hearing.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


BoE asks opinions on new superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke PZ board gets new member

The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will see some new and familiar faces on its board after a decision Monday from the Pembroke City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Dangerous intersection getting a makeover

A Georgia Department of Transportation project is bringing some much-needed safety improvements to a busy intersection in North Bryan County.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Septic woes plague neighborhood

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 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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


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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