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Daniel Defense announces expansion

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Daniel Defense, a leader in small arms manufacturing, will expand its existing operations in Black Creek adding 120 new jobs and investing $20 million into the project over the next five years.

January 23, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Infinger to seek second term

By his own account, Carter Infinger was a political novice when he ran for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in 2010.

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


Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Richmond Hill today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


County approves $440k recreation budget

Bryan County's twin recreation departments expect to make - and spend - more than $440,000 on rec activities in 2014, according to the recreation budget the Board of Commissioners adopted Tuesday in Pembroke.

January 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill Realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill Realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 17, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident to run for Congress

A Richmond Hill resident is running for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Jack Kingston.

January 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Police rally against concealing identity

The Jan. 5 armed robbery of a Pembroke gas station next door to City Hall has led the city's police department to post fliers in local businesses warning residents against wearing masks, hoods "or (a) device which conceals the identity of a wearer" into businesses.

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


Athletes gather in RH for fitness competition

Things got serious at 518 Edsle Drive on Saturday morning.

January 15, 2014 | Julia Harrison Special to the News | Local news


City eyes compensation

The Pembroke City Council will hold a called meeting next week to decide whether to adopt a new compensation package and classification system for city employees.

January 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Liberty County also asks for individual TSPLOST

The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.

January 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Candidates gear up for May with forum

SAVANNAH - Five of the six Republican candidates running for Congressman Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday at Johnny Harris Hall on Victory Drive for a Candidate Forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Mayor, council members take oath for 2014-16

City Council meetings at Richmond Hill can be lonely affairs, with few residents bothering to attend.

January 10, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs arbitration clause with Rayonier

A requirement by Rayonier that Bryan County sign an arbitration clause in order to use county employees to dig dirt from the company's land rankled members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, but in the end the board voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement.

January 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Reviewing ‘lessons learned’

Local officials will meet today at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss lessons learned in the successful recruitment of Caesarstone Technologies to the Belfast Commerce Centre.

January 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan shivers under ‘polar vortex’

While there weren't many visible signs of Tuesday's frigid temperatures, it was impossible to deny that it was just plain cold out.

January 08, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


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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


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


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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