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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


2012 is also local election year

Several countywide seats will be up for grabs this year. Below is a list of those seats, as well as who is currently in office. Qualifying for all countywide seats is from May 23-25.

January 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Precinct, early voting changes ahead for county elections

In addition to changes in the county's political boundaries, voters will also notice some changes to county precincts and early voting during the 2012 elections.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke welcomes new council, mayor

A standing room-only crowd filled Pembroke City Hall on Monday, when dozens of residents came to watch the newly elected city officials take office and honor former mayor Judy Cook for her 12 years of service.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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


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