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Melton decision heads for appeal

City Manager Mike Melton has taken advantage of his opportunity to appeal the Richmond Hill City Council's decision to terminate his contract.

January 15, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Kingston lauds Richmond Hill at annual banquet

Laughter and applause filled the room as 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston entertained more than 100 people Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 14, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Council to consider changes to city charter

The Richmond Hill City Council is considering changes to the city's charter that include allowing for the ellimination of the city manager position, limits to how often one can serve as mayor and more.

January 13, 2012 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


2012 is also local election year

Several countywide seats will be up for grabs this year. Below is a list of those seats, as well as who is currently in office. Qualifying for all countywide seats is from May 23-25.

January 11, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Precinct, early voting changes ahead for county elections

In addition to changes in the county's political boundaries, voters will also notice some changes to county precincts and early voting during the 2012 elections.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke welcomes new council, mayor

A standing room-only crowd filled Pembroke City Hall on Monday, when dozens of residents came to watch the newly elected city officials take office and honor former mayor Judy Cook for her 12 years of service.

January 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill to host workshop, hearing

The city of Richmond Hill will hold a workshop Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

January 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Governor gives details of jobs plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says his goal is to make Georgia the No. 1 state to do business and unveiled a plan focused on infrastructure improvements, tax reform and education.

January 10, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Local news


Cook steps down with love of city, history of service

Judy Cook loves Pembroke.

January 08, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City OKs plans for Plantation Village 3-1

The development known as Plantation Village got the green light Tuesday from the Richmond Hill City Council after members approved 3-1 a revised master plan.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City manager has time to appeal new board’s first action

Tuesday brought several changes to the city of Richmond Hill as two new council members took office and a contract with city manager Mike Melton was terminated.

January 07, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


2011: Landfills or charities, residents join for a cause

This is the last of a multi-part series taking a look back on 2011. What was possibly the biggest hot-button topic of the year for Bryan County, the proposed landfill in Black Creek, only recently came to closure - at least for now. But it and other highlights of 2011 showed how this community can band together for something it believes in.

January 04, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


City manager relieved of duties

After serving the city of Richmond Hill for 15 years, city manager Mike Melton was relieved of his duties at Tuesday's regularly scheduled city council meeting.

January 03, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Two battalions deploying to Afghanistan

Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.

January 03, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Local news


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Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word "ultimatum" separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

January 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, "Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day. From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner."

January 09, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

January 09, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children's Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with the way things have gone so far.

January 08, 2015 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

January 08, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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