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Local officials serve as Santa’s elves

Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.

December 10, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Use caution to prevent fires during holidays

Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose fire risks if handled improperly.

December 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke lights tree, readies for festival

More than 50 people turned out Saturday to see a giant Christmas tree light up the downtown area of Pembroke as part of the 27th annual Pembroke Christmas Tree lighting.

December 08, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Boats, fireworks light up Ogeechee

The Ogeechee River lit up Saturday night thanks to the help of some festively decorated boats and a fireworks display.

December 07, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Cook-off stews up stiff competition

Piping-hot chili lured hundreds of people to the pavilion in J.F. Gregory Park on Friday when more than a dozen chili vendors served up samples of home-cooked chili during the city's 10th annual Chili Cook-Off.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill parade rolls out ‘sweet candy’ spirit, tunes, more

Adults and children alike lined the sidewalks of Hwy. 144 and Richard Davis Drive on Saturday morning when marching bands, cheerleaders, parade floats and more rolled through town as part of the 16th annual Richmond Hill Christmas parade.

December 07, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Repairs to GPB radio tower in Pembroke under way

Repairs to Savannah's Georgia Public Broadcasting radio tower located in Pembroke are under way as the company works to restore full power after a lightning strike damaged the tower in November.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Researchers keep watch as right whales return

BRUNSWICK - One of the world's rarest marine mammals is returning to Georgia's coast. A North Atlantic right whale was seen off South Carolina on last week, the first of a watery winter migration.

December 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Local news


Helen's Haven advocates for children

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

December 05, 2011 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Local news


Knitting group donates flag flown in Afghanistan

An American flag flown in Afghanistan is on display in the Richmond Hill Public Library thanks to efforts from the Common Threads knitting group.

December 04, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fort Stewart starts holiday season with tree lighting

Bundled in coats and scarves, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their young children gathered outside Club Stewart Thursday night for Fort Stewart's annual tree-lighting ceremony.

December 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | Local news


Annual campaign raises funds for United Way programs

Programs offered through the United Way of Bryan County will receive much-needed funding after this year's campaign generated more than $64,000.

December 03, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Christmas Stroll, Holiday Market set for Dec. 10 in RH

Holiday shoppers are encouraged to shop the "Hill" for a unique coastal Christmas as the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Christmas Stroll and Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in Richmond Hill.

December 02, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill gears up for holiday festivities

While Thanksgiving dinner and Black Friday shopping may have come and gone, Christmas festivities in Bryan County, including parades, a chili cook-off, tree lightings and more, are just around the corner to keep everyone in the holiday spirit.

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


UGA extension cutbacks hit county program

Some changes will soon take place in the University of Georgia Extension Services in Bryan County as local extension agent Don Gardner steps down to fill an empty extension agent position in Glynn County.

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


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Ford Plantation unveils redesigned golf course

Ford Plantation showcased the $7-million redesign of its Pete Dye-designed golf course to national and local media Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Gambill, Neumann best in Georgia

Richmond Hill's Lou Gambill was named the top Georgia Recreation and Parks Association volunteer in the state Thursday night in Tybee Island. Gambill volunteers with South Bryan County Recreation Department and is known locally as Mr. Baseball for his work with kids.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Dogs get their day

The sound of dogs barking was very likely music to Wendy Bolton's ears Wednesday afternoon.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill votes to hike water sewer rates

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to raise water and sewer rates for the city's roughly 4,800 customers beginning in January, blaming the increases on state mandates and a potential shortfall of $25 million in the city's coffers in a decade.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Fire burns South Bryan home

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a home and at 45 Meadows Road on Monday morning in south Bryan County, Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


One kilometer at a time

By now, chances are you have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback and West Point graduate, a member of the United State Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 03, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Changes to development topic of RH workshop

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss a proposed revision to the Richmond Hill Plantation master plan regarding property at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way.

November 03, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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