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Council approves property condemnations

The Richmond Hill City Council will move forward with various construction projects and water/sewer improvements after unanimously approving several property condemnations at its regular meeting Jan. 17.

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


Store readies for opening with job fair

Representatives from Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire were "happy to be in Richmond Hill" Saturday when dozens of area job-seekers turned in applications for the store's newest retail location.

January 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


BoE fills District 3 seat

The Bryan County Board of Education is back to its full size of seven members after selecting a new District 3 representative Monday.

January 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Donation blows fire department away

Battling blazes will be a little easier for the Pembroke Fire Department after recently receiving a donation from local business Liberty Auction.

January 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs gated townhome community

Richmond Hill will soon see more housing after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a master plan for Harris Trail Townhomes.

January 21, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Former manager accepts severance package

The city of Richmond Hill and former city manager Mike Melton have reached an agreement on a severance package, according to Mayor Harold Fowler.

January 19, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Employment appeal hearing canceled

The employment appeal hearing for City Manager Mike Melton has been canceled, according to a press release issued this morning from City Hall.

January 19, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves Harris Trail Townhomes

Richmond Hill will soon see more housing after the Richmond Hill City Council approved Tuesday a master plan for Harris Trail Townhomes.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Commissioners want a raise

Bryan County Board of Commissioners talked money at the Jan. 10 regular meeting in Pembroke as they discussed raising the commissioners' pay and approved a resolution for 2012 county qualifying fees.

January 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


County to reconsider septic tank limits

County commissioners say they will look into its ordinance that prohibits the use of septic tanks in some areas of the county after hearing concerns of local septic tank installers and developers during the board's regular meeting Jan. 10.

January 18, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Council considering ‘radical’ changes to charter

About a week after voting to terminate its contract with City Manager Mike Melton, the Richmond Hill City Council is considering eliminating the position from City Hall all together.

January 15, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Melton decision heads for appeal

City Manager Mike Melton has taken advantage of his opportunity to appeal the Richmond Hill City Council's decision to terminate his contract.

January 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston lauds Richmond Hill at annual banquet

Laughter and applause filled the room as 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston entertained more than 100 people Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council to consider changes to city charter

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering changes to the city's charter that include allowing for the ellimination of the city manager position, limits to how often one can serve as mayor and more.

January 13, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | 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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