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Deal talks jobs, economic growth during area visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the Port of expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.

October 24, 2013 | Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Meeting focuses on child, family homelessness

Bryan County is known for its charm, its good school system and its quality of life.

October 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Military exercise across area

An exercise is under way through Oct. 23 on military-training areas on Fort Stewart, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., and in the surrounding communities.

October 21, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Long animal shelter has Dec. 1 deadline

Long County Code Enforcement Officer Steve Atkins said that the Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter has until Dec. 1 either to relocate or have all animals on the site removed.

October 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Festival with a heart

The last five years of the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival have been "extra special" thanks to a handful of dedicated volunteers and a community of eager ambassadors.

October 19, 2013 | By Magdalena Breeson Bryan County News | Local news


Survey says Savannah State

Nearly 70 percent of the more than 450 parents and students who responded to Richmond Hill High School's survey on graduation chose to hold it May 24 at SSU's Tiger Arena, assistant superintendent Dr. Trey Robertson told Bryan County school board members at a called board workshop Thursday at Black Creek.

October 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident indicted for cross burning

A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

October 19, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke police have busy night during concert

Pembroke police were kept busy the night country star Luke Bryan played in neighboring Claxton.

October 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill votes to replace public works company

Calling it a move that will save taxpayers money and keep millage rates low, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday against keeping the private company OMI to run the city's public works department next year.

October 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Facebook spat leads to stabbing

GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Senators vote for budget deal, not representative

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.

October 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


SkIO still studing Gulf oil spill

SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.

October 18, 2013 | Special to the News | Local news


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Local news


Early voting under way in Richmond Hill

The Nov. 5 general election is still weeks away, but early voting began Monday and continues through Nov. 1 in the race between incumbent Van Hunter and challenger Johnny Murphy for the Richmond Hill City Council Post 1 seat.

October 16, 2013 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


History takes flight

Those who thought they spotted a World War II-era bomber over the skies of Savannah early Monday afternoon weren't imagining things.

October 16, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

April 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County talks septic woes in Buckhead North

Issues with drainage and failing septic tanks are plaguing upscale Buckhead North, a resident said Tuesday during the Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City oks $280,000 for construction road

As work on Richmond Hill's new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back 400 years.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sherman picked as CVB director

Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

April 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

Were it not for a recent Facebook post, the change of ownership at ReMax Accent Richmond Hill might have gone largely unnoticed, thanks to the busy schedules of the principals involved.

April 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Monitor forecasts economic growth in region in 2014

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Rucking for awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Special to the News | Local news


Sherman to take reins at CVB

Christy Sherman will be the next director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau. She will start April 12. Sherman is replacing Chris Sheppard. Sheppard's husband is being transferred.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE hopes to hire coach in April

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Bryan County Board of Education meeting.

April 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City sets large-item trash pick-up

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | | Local news


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