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Proposed store draws ire at council meeting

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill are on hold after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council during Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


North Bryan schools lauded

Three Bryan County schools were recently named as Title 1 distinguished schools by State School Superintendent John D. Barge.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Half a century of history

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in the Richmond Hill City Center to help commemorate 50 years of success and progress in the city of Richmond Hill.

March 10, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Richmond Hill to launch 'Open for Business' program

The city of Richmond Hill will soon launch a new program it claims will help bring new business to the area and encourage established businesses to expand.

March 07, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Gingrich wins Bryan County, too

Here are the unofficial results of how Bryan Couty residents voted in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, according to election officials.

March 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Proposed Family Dollar fires up residents

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar store in Richmond Hill came to a hurdle Tuesday after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

March 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke family believes pollution in Ogeechee caused son's cancer

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 07, 2012 | By Al Hackle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bank announces consent order

Bryan Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of The Savannah Bancorp Inc., has entered into a consent order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

March 07, 2012 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Men plead not guilty to kidnapping

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 07, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill celebrates 50th

Hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park Saturday to enjoy family fishing, military presentations, birthday cake and much more-all in celebration of Richmond Hill's 50th anniversary.

March 07, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Voters OK ESPLOST

Unofficially, Bryan County voters said yes to ESPLOST on Tuesday, passing the measure by nearly a 2-1 margin.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill kicks off 50th celebration

Despite thunderstorms that drenched the area Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in J.F. Gregory Park before the rain set in to help Richmond Hill celebrate half a century of success.

March 05, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Pembroke men plead not guilty in kidnappings

Three Pembroke men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges in association with the kidnappings of two Bryan County residents.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill reports sewage spill

Richmond Hill reported Friday that about 1,650 gallons of sewage were spilled into Sterling Creek Canal.

March 05, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Sales tax revenue at record high

2011 was another record-setting year for Bryan County's retail sector, according to the Development Authority of Bryan County.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school's track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill's fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow's ear into a silk purse.

July 04, 2014 | Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

July 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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