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Ogeechee Riverkeeper steps down

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Dianna Wedincamp is stepping down from her post after 10 years of working to protect the Ogeechee River basin.

November 27, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Fence issue draws discussion at city council meeting

A fence located in a drainage easement drew some discussion at Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

November 26, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Deal: Georgia will not set up state health care exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Local news


Decoration fund to help light up Pembroke

Residents in Pembroke can expect to see new Christmas decorations throughout the city this year, but the city is also requesting help from residents.

November 24, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ogeechee tops ‘Dirty Dozen’ for second year

Georgia's leading water-protection group recently named its "Dirty Dozen" for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia's water. The sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in southwest Georgia.

November 19, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners tap new fire chief

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday to hire a new fire chief for the county during its regular monthly meeting in Pembroke.

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


Mayors collect gifts for hospitals

Local city officials are doing their part to spread some holiday cheer by collecting gifts for patients at Savannah's Georgia Regional Hospital as part of the 2012 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade.

November 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Group files suit to end discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 16, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Fundraiser set for Ellabell fire victims

A fundraiser to benefit the family of Gavin Newman and Ivan Newman of Ellabell is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Dubois Park in Pembroke.

November 15, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Riverkeeper sues to stop discharge

Attorneys representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association filed a petition for mandamus Tuesday in Screven County Superior Court, seeking to force the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to halt a textile company's discharge of wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

November 15, 2012 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Correspondent | Local news


In honor of their service

Veterans Day was officially Sunday, and residents on both ends of Bryan County took time to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed much of their lives in service to the country throughout the weekend and beginning of the week.

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


Heating assistance now available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


City gets state OK for new traffic light

A long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 17 and Mulberry Drive is one step closer to fruition after the city received a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation to move forward with the project.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Smith takes Dist. 4 BoE seat

The Bryan County Board of Education will have a new face in January after political newcomer Marianne Smith garnered the majority of votes in the special election to decide the District 4 representative.

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


Covington, Kendrick head to runoff

Voters in Bryan County's District 1 will head back to the polls Dec. 4 to decide just who will represent them on the Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

November 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

September 10, 2014 | By Lee Ergle For the Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Commission to meet

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the court house in Pembroke.

September 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


City approves effort to renovate apartments

Richmond Hill City Council gave its endorsement Tuesday to a St. Louis-based developer's planned $22.9 million renovation of Ashton Apartments that will be financed at least partly through the sale of about $15 million in revenue bonds issued by the City of McDonough Housing Authority.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


At 30, local club still serving

A local service club which annually puts on a wildly popular kids fishing derby and honors local public safety honors is now getting behind an upcoming blood drive.

September 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Delete-Merge UpSinger-songwriter Jake Miller reportedly will perform at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn't just make candy, breads or cakes.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

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


Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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