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OMI drops $2M suit with city

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 22, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Opinions sought on road work

The Georgia Department of Transportation is seeking input on the proposed widening of Highway 144 from Timber Trail Road to south of Belfast River Road in Bryan County and will hold a public hearing from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in Richmond Hill.

February 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Pembroke chili cook-off is Saturday

Chili lovers, rejoice.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Website ranks Richmond Hill among 50 safest cities in state

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah Bank to get a name change

The Savannah Bank will be rebranded South State Bank this summer, a move toward regionalism one senior vice president said should make banking more convenient for customers who travel.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


OMI drops $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill

Public works company OMI has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, city attorney Ray Smith announced Tuesday night after the city council met briefly in closed session.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Board talks driveways for county lots

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners heard a first reading Tuesday of a revised ordinance aimed at making travel safer by putting more space between driveways on roads with speed limits of 50 mph or greater.

February 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Sunday sales gets passed to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 15, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Former Pembroke priest gets 7 years for sex abuse

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


RHPD warns of nighttime car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department apparently has been responding to a lot of calls regarding vehicle break-ins during the night, according to a press release from the department.

February 13, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke force grows with help of volunteers

The Pembroke Police Department is adding an auxiliary unit of trained volunteers to help it deal with large civic events and emergencies.

February 13, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools to be open

Bryan County schools will be open tomorrow, though in an emailed statement superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said staff members will check roads at 4 a.m. and if icy roads make it necessary to close schools a notice will be posted on school and district websites and sent through the school notification system.

February 12, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Freezing rain advisory in Pembroke

Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said today it appears Bryan County will miss the worst of ice and snow from Winter Storm Pax.

February 12, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


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


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