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Richmond Hill man indicted for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been indicted May 7 by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

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


Coastal Health Dist. seeking names for registry

The last time Georgia's coast was evacuated for a hurricane was in 1999 - and to put it bluntly, it was a mess.

May 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Candidate gets high marks from Chamber

ATLANTA - District 1 state Sen. Buddy Carter, R- Pooler, has received an A-plus grade on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's 2014 legislative scorecard.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Investigation into BCHS teacher turned over to authorities in Coweta County

Bryan County Schools and the Bryan County Sheriff's Department have turned over the findings of their investigation into a former Bryan County High School teacher who recently resigned over allegations involving improper conduct at an away cross country meet in November.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Work starts on right turn lane at 144, 17 in Richmond Hill

Workers were seen busy at the intersection of highways 144 and 17 in Richmond Hill late Monday night, and a DOT spokesperson confirmed construction on a dedicated right turn only lane at the intersection is under way. Most of the work will be done at night. The project is expected to cost about $77,000 and take about 60 days to complete, if weather permits.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Marsh buffer removal angers advisors

A legislative update heard by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Advisory Council was received with quiet outrage during the CAC's spring meeting Wednesday morning at the Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative headquarters on Highway 17 in Midway.

May 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


City manager speaks to Lions Club

Richmond Hill City Manager Chris Lovell addressed the Richmond Hill Lions Club at its monthly meeting April 24 at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Turnout light in early voting

Maybe Bryan County's estimated 20,000 registered voters are waiting until the last minute. Maybe they haven't made their minds up yet. Maybe it's just too early.

May 12, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill schools win $10,000 in grants from Century Link

CenturyLink today announced the three Richmond Hill-area winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, which has been offered since 2008, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink's local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans to innovatively implement technology in their classroom.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Wildcats get sendoff to second round

Richmond Hill gave the Richmond High School baseball team a bit of a sendoff Wednesday morning as the team left by charter bus for a second round Class AAAAA playoff game against Greenbrier. Supporters say the Wildcats (20-8) are in the second round for the first time in program history.

May 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Train event to benefit Bryan County homeless problem

Last year, the monthly community get-together known as Friday on the Train promoted a number of worthy causes during its four-month run at Station Exchange in Richmond Hill.

May 07, 2014 | By jEff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Safety Day showcases emergency responders

Hundreds of people braved a persistent light drizzle Saturday and attended the annual Public Safety Day in the First Baptist Church parking lot.

May 07, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


School board tips cap to teachers

A phone call around midday Tuesday from Bryan County Board of Education Chairman Eddie Warren began with a question.

May 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Help send off Wildcats baseball team

The Richmond Hill High School baseball team is heading to Evans at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to compete in the second round of state playoffs, and the school's Home Run Association is hoping for a big sendoff for the team.

May 05, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


BCHS teacher resigns in wake of investigation

A Bryan County High School teacher allegedly involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student has resigned "effective immediately," said school superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher in a press release issued Friday morning. The teacher's name has not been released.

May 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten 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


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