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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


Commissioners vote to put Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Bryan County commissioners voted 3-2 at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting to put Sunday alcohol sales on the ballot in November. Commissioners Jimmy Henderson and Carter Infinger voted against the measure, which if passed will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in the unincorporated part of Bryan County.

February 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


No snow expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


DOT seeks input on Hwy. 144

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


New yard waste rules to start March 1

Richmond Hill will officially stop accepting yard waste for pickup if it is put in plastic bags beginning March 1 following a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night to require the debris be put in paper bags.

February 08, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Council approves paper bags for dry trash

Richmond Hill city council members voted unanimously Tuesday to require residents to use paper bags for dry trash pickup.

February 05, 2014 | Bryan County News | Local news


Prep roundup: Wildcats host 3-AAAAA wrestling tourney

Richmond Hill High School will have home mat advantage today when the Wildcats play host to the Region 3-AAAAA wrestling tournament.

February 01, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Old Man Winter shrugs at Bryan County

Winter storm Leon may have had more bark than bite locally, but Bryan County was well prepared to handle what might have come, the head of the county's emergency services said.

January 31, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Forecast predicts winter storm

Schools and some government offices are closed in Bryan County as the fallout from a massive winter storm expected to hit the Coastal Empire on Tuesday afternoon continues into today.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor's note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

July 09, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen For the Bryan County News | Local news


County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

July 08, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Pastor of Pembroke church testifies before U.S. Senate

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, senior pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke and the president of the Georgia NAACP, testified June 25 before a Senate committee on the voting rights act.

July 07, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Scenes from Richmond Hill July 4 celebration

A few shots of Richmond Hill's July 4 celebration Saturday at J.F. Gregory.

July 07, 2014 | Vy Nguyen, Hollie Barnidge For the Bryan County News | Local news


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


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