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Caesarstone, state, DABC put together the "Deal of the Year"

Caesarstone, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Bryan County recently received the annual Eagle Star "Deal of the Year" Award by conexx: America Israel Business Connector, a nonprofit that helps bring mutual economic advances to Israeli and Southeastern economies.

June 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Caesarstone, DABC, state honored by Israeli-American group as "Deal of the Year"

Caesarstone, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Bryan County were recently honored with the annual Eagle Star "Deal of the Year" Award by conexx: America Israel Business Connector, a non-profit organization that helps bring mutual economic advances to Israeli and Southeastern economies.

June 20, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill candidate picks up endorsement

Richmond Hill businesswoman Amy Tavio and Democratic candidate for Congress was endorsed by one of her former opponents today.

June 19, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection honors partners

Bryan County Family Connection Coordinator Wendy Sims is usually a one-woman whirlwind of activity, moving from one of the local and state collaborative's many missions to another.

June 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Yappy Hour event rescheduled

The Bryan County Bark Park has rescheduled its Yappy Hour Hawaiian fancy-dress dog competition to Wednesday, June 25, at Fish Tales Restaurant at Fort McAllister.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Three public hearings set for Richmond Hill

The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke company named SBA's Exporter of Year

Savannah Global Solutions (SGS), a Pembroke-based company with deep roots in the forestry equipment business, has been named the 2014 "Exporter of the Year" by the Georgia Small Business Administration (SBA). SGS was among a group of 10 winners in various categories from throughout the state.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Meet Taylor, UGA student and intern

When you're a college journalism student the importance of gaining work experience is constantly drilled into you.

June 18, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Soldier injured in accident on 144

An accident Tuesday afternoon in Richmond Hill left a Fort Stewart soldier injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor trailer just outside the gates of the installation on Highway 144 East.

June 17, 2014 | Lewis Levine Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club installs new officers

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill swore in its new officers at its June 11 meeting. Those officers are President Laura Evans, President-Elect Barry Hall, Immediate Past President John Gough, Treasurer Lucretia Cole, Secretary Ursula Lee, and Directors Zoe Hall, Bob Mock, Bonnie Proctor, and Steve Asplund.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Health officials urge parents to be proactive with immunizations for new school year

Students will be going back to school in less than two months and health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children. A complete summary of Georgia immunization requirements can be found by going to www.gachd.org and clicking on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under the Quick Links menu on the home page.

June 17, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Dixie Pickers Antiques holds grand opening in Richmond Hill

Dixie Pickers Antiques held its grand opening ribbon cutting Monday in Richmond Hill, followed by an open house.

June 17, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Tara Nielsen wins BCES Biggest Loser Contest

Tara Nielsen wins "BCES Biggest Loser Contest"!With the help of the Bryan County Health Department's recording the weekly weigh ins, Bryan County Emergency Services hosted an 8-week "Biggest Loser" contest for anyone wishing to participate. Although several people signed up, and some even lost more weight, only one person completed all the requirements for the 8-week program. Tara Nielsen, wife of Captain Jeff Nielsen, was dedicated to the program and stuck it out for the entire 8-weeks. She actually didn't have a ton of weight to lose but I believe she was more focused on getting in ...

June 16, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


County residents to save on flood insurance after rating drop

Homeowners in unincorporated Bryan County should start seeing lower premiums on their FEMA flood insurance, officials say.

June 14, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Academic Honors: Dozens of local students earn college honors

Neely on the list at GSW

June 14, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | 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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