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Police department gets holiday boost

The Pembroke Police Department has a little spare change in its pocket after receiving a donation Thursday from local business Liberty Auction.

December 18, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Atlantic Waste is denied

A show of hands from the Bryan County Commissioners proved Tuesday that the voices of many county residents had been heard during the past several months as the board unanimously voted 4-0 before a standing room-only crowd to deny requests for ordinance changes from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

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


City OKs alcohol ordinance with new changes

More changes have been made to the city of Pembroke's alcohol ordinance after some discussion and a decision by the City Council during Monday's regular meeting at City Hall.

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


Parade rallies crowds in Pembroke

More than 1,000 people lined the streets Saturday in downtown Pembroke when the city's 28th annual Christmas parade and festival rolled through town bringing marching bands, parade floats, arts and crafts and more for everyone to enjoy.

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


Landfill request denied

Applause erupted from a standing room-only crowd Tuesday as the Bryan County Commissioners voted to deny requests from landfill developer Atlantic Waste Services.

December 13, 2011 | Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Council names new zoning board member

The Richmond Hill Planning and Zoning Commission has a new member after the City Council unanimously approved Tuesday appointing Jonathan Goodman.

December 13, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Staff writer | Local news


Second reading set for landfill company's request

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will conduct a second and final reading of an ordinance change regarding landfills during its regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

December 12, 2011 | Bryan County News | Local news


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


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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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