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Veterans honored with thanks, song, race

Hundreds gathered for separate events Tuesday at J.F. Gregory Park to say thanks to veterans and honor the memory of Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman, who was killed Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


For local veterans and families, welcome home was nice

Bob Proctor was among a number of Vietnam veterans to get a welcome home Tuesday during a Veterans Day observance at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


SouthCoast to host free diabetes-awareness seminar

SouthCoast Health, the Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group, will host a free community diabetes awareness seminar in observance of American Diabetes Month on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

November 12, 2014 | | Local news


Cassandra Donaldson named BCS's top teacher

Bryan County Schools named Cassandra Donaldson it's Teacher of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year, school officials announced Friday.

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


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


Smith to chair DABC

Richmond Hill native Derrick Smith has replaced Steve Croy as chairman of the Development Authority of Bryan County.

October 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

Bryan County Schools introduced its school-level teachers of the year Thursday night at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting at Richmond Hill Middle School.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


From classroom to real world

More than a dozen Richmond Hill High School seniors voted for the first time Thursday as part of the school's senior government class.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


High-flying festival fun

The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Bryan County News | Local news


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City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 16, 2015 | | Local news


Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city's new top cop.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

January 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

January 12, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


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


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