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Howell named state's top fire chief for 2014

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell has been named 2014 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.

September 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


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


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


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


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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


Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children's Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with the way things have gone so far.

January 08, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

January 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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