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Feds approve disaster designation for farmers

After a request from Gov. Nathan Deal, federal agriculture officials have declared 22 Georgia counties as disaster areas due to ongoing drought conditions.

June 30, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gets its own farmers market

Starting July 19, South Bryan residents will have the opportunity to buy local farm fresh produce, crafts, plants and more at the Richmond Hill Farmers Market in J.F. Gregory Park.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Celebrations set for July Fourth

July Fourth celebrations are slated in Pembroke and Richmond Hill and at Fort McAllister State Park and Fort Stewart, so get the red white and blue ready for ringing in Independence Day.

June 29, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Zaxby's a step closer to reality

Construction of a new Zaxby's restaurant in Richmond Hill could begin soon after Richmond Hill City Council members approved a site plan and building elevations at Tuesday's council meeting.

June 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Correction: No suspect in custody for Pembroke arson fires

Correction: Pembroke police chief Mark Crowe said no suspect is in custody for three fires earlier this month that are believed to be intentionally set. The Bryan County News reported June 22 that a suspect was in custody. The News regrets the error.

June 24, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Board approves rezoning for boat storage

South Bryan will soon see a new boat storage facility on Kilkenny Road after a nearly 16-acre tract of land was rezoned Tuesday by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Commissioners get refresher on land-use plan

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners got a refresher course on the local and regional land-use plans during a workshop June 14 before its regular meeting in the Administrative Complex.

June 23, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Heat advisory issued for Bryan County

The National Weather Service in Charleston, S.C., has issued a heat advisory for inland Bryan County from noon to 8 p.m. today.

June 21, 2011 | | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty County highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 21, 2011 | Pat Watkins Bryan County News | Local news


County OKs loan for fire station, truck

County commissioners are floating a $400,000 loan for a fire station and truck to be paid for by the owners of a developing community in South Bryan.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Display will tell story of Capt. Freeman

Driving up to the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan, some may not know much about the Capt. Matthew Freeman of Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. But now when they walk inside the building, they'll be able to find out exactly who he was.

June 17, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke OKs design rules for downtown

Downtown Pembroke may be on its way to a facelift thanks to a decision at Monday night's City Council meeting.

June 16, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City Center looks for use during festival

Officials are hoping to find better ways to utilize the Richmond Hill City Center during the area's largest and most popular event of the year – the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, but it's not likely to happen in time for this year's event.

June 15, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


City to take over July Fourth celebration

The Fourth of July celebration in J.F. Gregory Park will be slightly different this year after a decision during Tuesday's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

June 14, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Regional panel sets deadline for project list

The executive committee of the Coastal Georgia Regional Roundtable set a deadline Wednesday for counties to submit a "constrained" list of desired transportation projects to the committee.

June 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


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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


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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