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Two battalions deploying to Afghanistan

Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.

January 03, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Local news


Council to hear request for Richmond Hill Plantation

The Richmond Hill City Council will hold its regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall.

January 02, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


City agenda includes BCC

Several things are on the 2012 agenda for the city of Richmond Hill including a property annexation, new sidewalks, Interstate 95 interchange improvements and more.

January 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Another look at 2011

Shirley Heirs

December 31, 2011 | Staff Reports | Local news


Skate park target of vandals

Nestled between the tennis courts and a wooded area at the Richmond Hill Recreation Complex off of Ball Park Road, one can find Ozzy Park - a place where area skateboarders can practice and enjoy the sport any time.

December 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Local businesses hit by burglars

Three Richmond Hill businesses in the Ford Plaza shopping center were hit by burglars early Tuesday morning.

December 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


A first look back at 2011

A lot happened in 2011, around the world and close to home. Some of it was good, some wasn't. Here in Bryan County, there were stories of heartbreak and gladness, triumph and tragedy - but when the chips were down, there were stories that showed our community to be a resilient, caring place.

December 28, 2011 | Staff reports | Local news


Roads and recreation top county's to do list in 2012

Residents will see some paved roads in South Bryan in the coming year, while both ends of the county will likely see improvements to recreation facilities.

December 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Pearl's Peace instills confidence, self-esteem in young girls

A new organization in North Bryan County is helping young girls learn how to be just that – girls.

December 26, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


New immigration law affects Ga. real estate agents

Licensed real estate agents, appraisers and brokers applying to renew their Georgia licenses after Jan. 1 must comply with new rules established by Georgia's Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, according to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

December 25, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurraay@coastalcourier.com | Local news


State troopers focus on impaired drivers during holiday patrol

ATLANTA - The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to plan carefully when hitting the highways for the Christmas and New Year's holiday travel periods. Troopers are cautioning drivers to plan for a sober designated driver if alcohol consumption will be part of the celebrations.

December 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Serving as second family

While many Bryan County families will gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables Sunday with family, there are some residents who will celebrate the holiday a little differently.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Bryan Children’s Fund ensures Christmas for underprivileged

Christmas will be a little brighter for more than 150 underprivileged families in Bryan County after bags full of toys and gifts were handed out Monday as part of the Bryan County Children's Fund.

December 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


County board approves budget for 2012

The Bryan County Commissioners unanimously approved last week its 2012 budget of $18.6 million that includes funds for a major road paving project and no tax increase.

December 21, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Harveys recalls ground beef for full refund

NASHVILLE - Harveys supermarkets are asking customers who purchased ground beef with sell-by dates between Nov. 1-15 to return the packages for a full refund.

December 19, 2011 | 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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