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Officials urge caution against mosquitoes

Editor's note: Since this story was published, a suspect case of West Nile virus in a Chatham County resident has been confirmed by a lab, according to Sally Silbermann of the Coastal Health District. This is the only confirmed case of the virus in a human this year.

August 09, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Roundtable expands roads projects

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

August 09, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Former city employee may run for office

A former employee of the city of Richmond Hill apparently has plans to run for office on the Richmond Hill City Council.

August 08, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Old candy shop disappears into Liberty

The location of a building that once housed Our Little Candy Store in Richmond Hill has become something of a mystery to those in Liberty County.

August 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Local news


Former candy store's new locale a mystery

A building that nearly got stuck under an interstate overpass last week finally made it to its Liberty County destination, but the structure's exact location is a bit of a mystery to officials there.

August 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Planning commission meeting canceled

August 05, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


WIC clinic opens on Fort Stewart

The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.

August 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


City reports minor sewage spill

The city of Richmond Hill reported a minor sewage spill took place around 10 a.m. Monday from a manhole behind 276 Mulberry Drive.

August 03, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Council lists projects for SPLOST fund

Playground equipment, landscaping enhancements and sidewalks were just some of the potential projects the Richmond Hill City Council listed Wednesday for the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that will be decided by voters in November.

August 02, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Cities to celebrate National Night Out

Both ends of the county are gearing up to celebrate community and promote crime and drug prevention awareness with National Night Out events in Pembroke and Richmond Hill.

August 01, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


BCFD kicks off boot drive with induction

With the help of her mother, 11-year-old Willow Smith climbed into the front seat of a fire engine Tuesday at Bryan County Fire Department's Station 9 in South Bryan as firefighters and her family celebrated Willow's induction as an honorary member of the department.

August 01, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Landfill plans have a ways to go

Members of the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill got a little more insight Wednesday about a trashy subject when Ben Wall with Atlantic Waste Services gave a presentation about the proposed solid waste landfill in North Bryan County.

August 01, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Lawsuit brewing over barracks build

Archer Western Contractors of Atlanta announced in a news release last week that Jesup lawyer Mike Conner would represent the company in ongoing litigation related to barracks it built on Fort Stewart.

July 29, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Gator found in Strathy Hall pool

Luke Ingram was in for a surprise last week when he went Thursday morning to clean the pool of Strathy Hall subdivision outside Richmond Hill.

July 28, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Murder trial moved to Fort Stewart

His fiancée says Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Valmont quit eating and put in extra hours at the gym and sauna after being ordered to shed 3 percent of his body fat in a hurry. Two days later he walked into a superior's office holding a Glock handgun, took aim and fired six shots, killing the man.

July 28, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


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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


Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

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


Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

July 02, 2014 | Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill's celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation's independence this Fourth of July weekend.

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


Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the "Employee of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

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 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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