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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


Collins sentenced to seven years

In the end, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said he couldn't understand what led former Richmond Hill High School honor student and HOPE scholar Patricia Ann Collins to get behind the wheel on June 15, 2012, after drinking heavily at bars in Savannah.

April 29, 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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