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No coach yet

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. Those plans changed suddenly Thursday and officials are now hoping to get a new coach on board by the BoE's April meeting.

March 27, 2014 | By jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be accredited

Though it still has to be made official, it appears Bryan County Schools passed its first district-wide accreditation with flying colors. Read full story in the March 29 issue of the Bryan County News.

March 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honors public safety officers

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club honored some of the county's top public safety officers today during a banquet at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHFD gets funding boost

Richmond Hill Fire Department firefighters have been working with outdated air bottles - most dating back more than a decade, new fire Chief Ralph Catlett told City Council members at last week's meeting.

March 26, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Baby, it could get cold out tonight

A freeze warning will be in effect for most of Georgia starting at midnight. That includes much of Southeast Georgia. Even the western two-thirds of Bryan County will be under a freeze watch, according to the National Weather Service's Charleston office.

March 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Bryan County Schools to learn accreditation status Wednesday

Bryan County Schools is undergoing accreditation and should know the results Wednesday, according to assistant superintendent Dr. Brad Anderson.

March 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council OKs $22M for new treatment plant

Bainbridge-based Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. will build Richmond Hill's new Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant following Tuesday night's vote by the City council to approve the company's $22.4 million bid.

March 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Free half marathon Saturday at J.F. Gregory

If you're an early riser and can deal with the last minute notice, this run might be for you.

March 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Expect delays on Highway 80 in Blitchton

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced traffic on Highway 80 from Highway 280 in Blitchton to Sand Hill Road in Effingham County will be one-lane until about 6 p.m. tonight due to work on the new Ogeechee River bridge. Delays of about 10 minutes are expected.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Roundup: Wildcats blister Knights

Richmond Hill High School's baseball team improved to 3-1 in Region 3-AAAAA with a 16-0 win Friday over visiting Windsor Forest in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City workshop to focus on stormwater, planning group

When the Richmond Hill City Council met Tuesday night, members were expected to approve a $22.37 million bid from Bates Engineering to build the town's new wastewater treatment facility.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Future of interchange in hands of Congress

Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 - or then again, maybe not.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs $22.3 million to build new WWTP

Richmnd Hill City Council at Tuesday night's meeting approved a bid of $22.37 million from Bates Engineering to build the city's new wastewater treatment plant.

March 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill man wins $100,000 playing Fantasy 5

ATLANTA – A $100,000 Fantasy 5 jackpot prize was unveiled online for one lucky Georgia Lottery winner in Bryan County.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Detour to begin Monday in Pembroke

Detour signs should be popping up Monday in Pembroke as work on the Anderson Lane drainage project crosses highways 119 and 67.

March 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

When the Richmond Hill Exchange Club met for lunch Wednesday, club president John Gough called it the group's most important meeting of the year

March 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gets lirability-management grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.

March 28, 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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