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Pembroke asking for help with park

Pembroke is taking preliminary steps toward getting state funding to help fix up the city's Municipal Park.

November 25, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill looks to lure business with 'military zone'

Richmond Hill City Council members approved a measure Tuesday aimed at bringing more business into certain parts of the city.

November 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Family Connections opens North Bryan Service Center

Bryan County Family Connection opened its new North Bryan Service Center this week with an open house at the repurposed building in the J.D. Harn Industrial Park at Pembroke.

November 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


King America gets new consent order

A spokesman for Georgia's Environmental Protection Division said a permit issued this week that allows King America Finishing to continue releasing wastewater into the Ogeechee River would "make the discharge the most highly regulated in the state."

November 23, 2013 | By Hollie Deal-Bragg Special to the News | Local news


County OKs tax, election changes

Two courthouse officials appeared before the Bryan County Board of Commissioners Tuesday and got support for changing long-set traditions in how the county collects taxes and holds elections.

November 23, 2013 | By Al Hackle Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Schools earns honor

The Georgia Department of Education is honoring Bryan County Schools for its progress in helping economically disadvantaged students succeed in the classroom.

November 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


More than presents

The green and red shoebox-sized packages atop a table at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill each contain a few toys, personal hygiene items and school supplies.

November 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School classified as AAAAAA

As expected, the Georgia High School Association put Richmond Hill High School in Class AAAAAA on Monday, but it's uncertain whether the school will stay there long.

November 20, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Four charged in Midway robbery attempt

MIDWAY - Four Savannah residents have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted armed robbery in Midway on Wednesday.

November 18, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Board approves utility increase

Pembroke residents and businesses will pay $1 more on their monthly water and sewer bills beginning in February.

November 17, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Board approves utility increase

Pembroke residents and businesses will pay $1 more on their monthly water and sewer bills beginning in February.

November 17, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to the News | Local news


Rushing bids adieu to city

As Richmond Hill's fire chief, Vernon Rushing rarely had trouble speaking his mind. Thursday, for a brief moment, he did.

November 15, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Offering ‘memories and thanks’

On a breezy, sun-splashed Monday, Lt. Col. Jason Kidder looked out over the crowd assembled in J.F. Gregory Park for Richmond Hill's annual Veterans Day observance and spoke of history's efforts to honor those who served in the military.

November 13, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Freeze expected Wednesday

There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Children’s Fund helps keep holiday spirit alive

Bryan County Family Connection Coordinator Wendy Sims doesn't have kids of her own - until Christmas comes around. Then she'll have around 500.

November 09, 2013 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

April 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City sets large-item trash pick-up

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 01, 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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