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BCFC celebrates decade of service

Barbecue, summertime tea, cake and ice cream danced on the taste buds of Bryan County Family Connection members Thursday as they celebrated the organization's 10th birthday at J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke.

June 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Residents call for closure of King America Finishing

Land owners, fishermen and many who simply love the Ogeechee River gathered Tuesday night to pose questions to EPD and DNR officials about the fish kill.

June 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


Work begins on regional projects list

The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.

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


Richmond Hill reports ongoing 'spill' at facility

The "major spill" that was reported last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment facility was actually ongoing for eight days, according to a press release from the city.

June 07, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Local news


Electric co-op holds annual meeting, elects board of directors

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Area legislators to hold meeting on Ogeechee fish kill

State legislators serving Bryan County and other areas along the Ogeechee River will host a public meeting this week with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on the recent fish kill in the river.

June 06, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


County officials ready for 2011 storm season

Residents of Bryan County can rest a little easier this hurricane season knowing that Bryan County Emergency Services Director Jim Anderson along with his agency and staff are well prepared to assist residents in the event of a major storm.

June 06, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County pays tribute for Memorial Day

It was a weekend of remembrance in Bryan County as people on both ends of the county participated in ceremonies paying homage to military service members who have died defending the U.S.

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


City spills treated wastewater into Elbow Swamp

Richmond Hill has reported its first "major spill" of the year at its wastewater treatment plant at Sterling Creek.

May 31, 2011 | By Lori Wynn | Local news


Monitoring is key for water source quality

Expected growth along Georgia's coast is leading members of the Coastal Regional Water Resource Planning Council to monitor water usage, and possibly look for alternative water sources.

May 31, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Plantation Lumber makes a splash with open house

Kids and adults alike had fun Thursday at Plantation Lumber's annual open house and business after-hours event through the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people came out to enjoy a plethora of low country boil, raffles, musical entertainment and much more.

May 30, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Swim advisory lifted for Ogeechee River

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Bacterial disease cause of fish kill

A massive fish kill affecting 40 miles of the Ogeechee River was caused by a bacterial disease induced by environmental stress, environmentalists said Thursday.

May 27, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


State warns of fish kill in Ogeechee

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have responded to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35- to 40-mile segment of the Ogeechee River in Screven and Bulloch counties with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


Planning commission meeting canceled

The Richmond Hill Planning Commission meeting set for Monday, May 23, has been canceled.

May 23, 2011 | | Local news


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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3.

July 06, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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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