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Plaintiffs seek to amend Savannah River complaint

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Environmental groups suing over the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel want a federal judge to rule the project is subject to South Carolina environmental law, saying that will allow a fairer review by state officials.

August 10, 2012 | By Bruce Smith The Associated Press | Local news


Heavy rains floods Richmond Hill street

Tuesday's afternoon downpour created problems for some motorists in the Main Street subdivision in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection, United Way celebrate new center

Local residents and community officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the Bryan County Service Center in Richmond Hill.

August 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Nine of 12 regions say no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Election winners are mix of new, seasoned

Bryan County residents will see some new and familiar faces after voters had their say in Tuesday's primary election.

August 01, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local voters say ‘yes’ to tax; region says 'no'

Election results show voters in Bryan County approved the special transportation tax, but they also show the 10-county region as a whole said 'no' to the additional penny on sales.

August 01, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County election results

Unofficial election results for contested races and TSPLOST as of 10:30 p.m.:

July 31, 2012 | | Local news


Candidates sound off in forum

More than 100 people gathered Monday in the Richmond Hill City Center to meet and listen to local candidates vying to be the leaders of Bryan County for the next four years.

July 25, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Judge rules in favor of Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An Atlanta judge previously ruled that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization had no right to sue the Georgia Environmental Protection Division in protest of a consent order against a textiles company accused of causing a fish kill, but Bulloch County Superior Court Judge John R. Turner disagrees.

July 24, 2012 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Commissioners talk possible noise regs

Should Bryan County have a noise ordinance?

July 19, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Campaign signs raising concerns

With early voting under way and the July 31 Election Day just around the corner, it's no surprise that campaign signs are cropping up all over the county.

July 18, 2012 | Bryan County News | Local news


Smith faces challenger for sheriff

Two Bryan County Sheriff candidates have hopes of winning the Republican nomination in the July 31 primary.

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


Pembroke council talks clean up, weather warning

The city of Pembroke continues efforts to clean up debris and other damages from the violent thunderstorms that blew through the area July 1 and left thousands of people without power.

July 17, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Judge hears sides of Ogeechee dispute

A judge heard all sides Monday in a dispute concerning discharges into the Ogeechee River by King America Finishing.

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


Officials: Cast ballot now, avoid lines later

Early voting for the July 31 primary election began Monday in Bryan County with a light turnout on both ends of the county, according to Elections Superintendent Sam Davis

July 12, 2012 | Crissie Elrick 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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