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Bacon on ballot for Dist. 1 seat

Residents casting a ballot in the general election in November will officially have three choices when deciding who will represent the first district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners for the next four years.

September 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Isakson drops Ogeechee study

SAVANNAH - Officials say U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has cut short a study of whether the federal government should crack down on pollution of the Ogeechee River.

September 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Area host families needed for foreign students

Face The World, a nonprofit organization, is seeking families to host high-school students from around the world. The group's goal is promote peace and cultural understanding through educational exchange. The students are ages 15-17 years of age and will attend school for an academic year or semester at the local high school.

September 09, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Woodpecker populations increase on Stewart

The population of red-cockaded woodpeckers on Fort Stewart has more than doubled in the past 18 years, according to Larry Carlile, wildlife biologist supervisor with Fort Stewart's Fish & Wildlife Branch of the Environmental & Natural Resources Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

September 09, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from July's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Special to the News | Local news


Wildcats volleyball on way up as program

Richmond Hill High School's fledgling volleyball team turned four years old in August by debuting in Class AAAAA.

September 05, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Relaxing on Labor Day

Dozens of families made their way out to Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Saturday to visit with Civil War soldiers, tour the fort and enjoy various family activities during the third annual Labor Day Family Festival.

September 05, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick and Julia Harrison Bryan County News | Local news


Chatham takes steps to allow backyard animals

SAVANNAH - Backyard chickens, bees and other creatures could soon be legal residents in Chatham County near Georgia's coast.

September 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


River land owners challenge values

SAVANNAH - Property owners along the Ogeechee River are challenging the tax assessed values of their land because they say it's lost value because of chemical discharges from a textile processing plant upstream.

August 29, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Richmond Hill keeps millage rate the same rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 27, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Prosecutor: Murder case uncovers terror plot

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) - Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

August 27, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Richmond Hill to keep same millage rate

Residents in the city of Richmond Hill can look forward to another year without a tax increase.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


System's top teachers take one more bow

Nine Bryan County teachers were recognized Thursday by the Board of Education for their selection as the 2011-2012 teachers of the year for their respected schools.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke ready to hike millage rate

The first two of three public hearings regarding an increase in the city of Pembroke's millage rage drew no attendees Thursday at City Hall.

August 25, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Faith-based group helps those in danger of losing homes

HINESVILLE - According to statewide news reports, 9 percent of Georgia's workers are unemployed, while another 16.4 percent are underemployed. And these numbers don't include those whose unemployment benefits have expired and were dropped from the rolls of the unemployed.

August 24, 2012 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


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Richmond Hill to table developer's request to Sept. 2, then vote

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

August 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


A sign of better times ahead?

Richmond Hill city council members got good news at Tuesday's city council meeting.

August 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blues Traveler to headline GOSF

The rock band Blues Traveler will be the headline act of the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing, organizers announced Friday.

August 08, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Groups partner to hold back to school rally

Unity in the Community teamed up with Plantation Apartments to throw a back-to-school celebration for young people of the community Saturday.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Stewart to close 119 on Thursday

Fort Stewart will close Highway 119 , 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday to demolish an old range tower using explosives.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill's National Night Out

Richmond Hill's National Night Out took place Thursday at J.F Gregory Park from 7 p.m.-9p.m.

August 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Back to school already?

Many adults can remember when school didn't start until after the Labor Day holiday in September.

August 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Bryan County Schools kicks off the new school year

Employees of Bryan County Schools got an early start to the 2014-2015 school year Friday with a system-wide convocation at Richmond Hill Middle School.

August 02, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Value of hard work

When Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Abby Owens walked across the stage at the University of West Georgia on July 26 to receive her doctorate in education, it was an important day for a family that values education so much it has become a way of life.

August 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


DOT to suspend construction zones to be suspended for sales tax holiday

Motorists heading out to the mall for back to school shopping during the Sakes Tax Holiday can better enjoy their travels through major shopping districts,

July 31, 2014 | | Local news


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