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Bryan County Schools names top bus drivers

Bryan County Schools announced the names of its 2013-2014 Bus Drivers of the Year on Monday afternoon.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Officials urge storm preparation

In a way, talking about hurricane season in Georgia is like crying wolf. Or beating a dead horse. About this time each year, public safety officials warn the public to prepare for hurricane season.

May 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hires to be inducted into GACA Hall on Saturday

If you run into coach Jimmy Hires this week you might want to congratulation him on his well-deserved induction into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City pays tribute to Hometown Hero

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler opened the city's annual Memorial Day observance by honoring those who have fallen in the defense of the country and then paying special tribute to one who didn't.

May 27, 2014 | Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Pembroke salutes nation’s veterans

As they have for years, members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164 honored America's war dead again Saturday with a Memorial Day observance in downtown Pembroke.

May 27, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County High School graduates 111

Armed with a diploma and a hug from Bryan County High School Principal Dr. Dawn Hadley, the 111 members of the school's Class of 2014 graduated Saturday morning in a ceremony held before a packed house at the school gym.

May 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Hardware store hosts 400 for dinner to say thanks

Plantation Lumber & Hardware owner Dallas Daniel threw a dinner party Thursday night and invited around 400 of his closest friends.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Richmond Hill council swears in new firefighters, honors others

The ranks of the Richmond Hill Fire Department grew Tuesday as three new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Harold Fowler at the City Council meeting.

May 24, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Bryan taps Kingston, Carter, Tavio

Though both are headed for a runoff in July, Jack Kingston and Buddy Carter proved the top vote-getters in Bryan County for their respective races.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Runoffs ahead

It appears there will be runoffs in both parties in the race for the District 1 Congressional seat.

May 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Gardner wins District 5

UPDATE: According to the Secretary of State website unofficial results, Rick Gardner is the clear winner of the county commission District 5 seat with more than 58 percent of the vote (or 225 votes) to Jimmy Henderson's more than 41 percent (or 161 votes).

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Schools could cost combined $36.6 million

The county's two new elementary schools could cost a combined $36.6 million to build after the Bryan County Board of Education approved guaranteed maximum prices for the projects at Thursday's meeting at Bryan County Elementary School.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Two face off for District 5

The only contested race is for the Bryan County Board of Commissioners' District 5 seat currently held by Jimmy Henderson.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Early voting garners few ballots in Bryan County

If early voting turnout numbers are any indication, Bryan County poll workers may have been lonelier than the Maytag repairman in commercials of old.

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


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


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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


Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Life On the Hill

JULY 31

July 30, 2014 | | Local news


Chili Pepper race draws crowd to Richmond Place

Nearly 150 runners and walkers hit the streets around the Richmond Place subdivision early Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k to raise money for the Thornwell Home for Children.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News Special to the News | Local news


Tragedy strikes military family

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 30, 2014 | Caitlyn Kennedy Special to the News | Local news


Rain could delay ‘even better’ Night Out in Pembroke

Organizers say Pembroke's Night Out this weekend will be better than ever, if the weather cooperates.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Beginning of the end (of summer)

With the first day of school right around the corner open houses and back to school rallies are in full swing this week.

July 30, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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