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2011: Landfills or charities, residents join for a cause

This is the last of a multi-part series taking a look back on 2011. What was possibly the biggest hot-button topic of the year for Bryan County, the proposed landfill in Black Creek, only recently came to closure - at least for now. But it and other highlights of 2011 showed how this community can band together for something it believes in.

January 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City manager relieved of duties

After serving the city of Richmond Hill for 15 years, city manager Mike Melton was relieved of his duties at Tuesday's regularly scheduled city council meeting.

January 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Two battalions deploying to Afghanistan

Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.

January 03, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Local news


Council to hear request for Richmond Hill Plantation

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

January 02, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City agenda includes BCC

Several things are on the 2012 agenda for the city of Richmond Hill including a property annexation, new sidewalks, Interstate 95 interchange improvements and more.

January 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Another look at 2011

Shirley Heirs

December 31, 2011 | Staff Reports | Local news


Skate park target of vandals

Nestled between the tennis courts and a wooded area at the Richmond Hill Recreation Complex off of Ball Park Road, one can find Ozzy Park - a place where area skateboarders can practice and enjoy the sport any time.

December 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Local businesses hit by burglars

Three Richmond Hill businesses in the Ford Plaza shopping center were hit by burglars early Tuesday morning.

December 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


A first look back at 2011

A lot happened in 2011, around the world and close to home. Some of it was good, some wasn't. Here in Bryan County, there were stories of heartbreak and gladness, triumph and tragedy - but when the chips were down, there were stories that showed our community to be a resilient, caring place.

December 28, 2011 | Staff reports | Local news


Roads and recreation top county's to do list in 2012

Residents will see some paved roads in South Bryan in the coming year, while both ends of the county will likely see improvements to recreation facilities.

December 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Pearl's Peace instills confidence, self-esteem in young girls

A new organization in North Bryan County is helping young girls learn how to be just that – girls.

December 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


New immigration law affects Ga. real estate agents

Licensed real estate agents, appraisers and brokers applying to renew their Georgia licenses after Jan. 1 must comply with new rules established by Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, according to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

December 25, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurraay@coastalcourier.com | Local news


State troopers focus on impaired drivers during holiday patrol

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to plan carefully when hitting the highways for the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel periods. Troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of the celebrations.

December 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Serving as second family

While many Bryan County families will gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables Sunday with family, there are some residents who will celebrate the holiday a little differently.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Bryan Children’s Fund ensures Christmas for underprivileged

Christmas will be a little brighter for more than 150 underprivileged families in Bryan County after bags full of toys and gifts were handed out Monday as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | 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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