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More pay for commissioners

Bryan County Commissioners will receive a pay increase beginning in January 2013 after a unanimous decision by the board Tuesday at its regularly scheduled meeting.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


Suit filed over landfill

Pooler-based Atlantic Waste Services is suing Bryan County over the company's proposed North Bryan landfill, claiming the county's ordinances don't comply with state law.

February 18, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Appeal hearing for P&Z member scheduled

In order to find out exactly why the Richmond Hill City Council voted to remove him from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Stephen Weiss will go before the council at a public appeal hearing.

February 18, 2012 | Crissie Elrick | Local news


BoE asks opinions on new superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 15, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke PZ board gets new member

The Pembroke Planning and Zoning Commission will see some new and familiar faces on its board after a decision Monday from the Pembroke City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Dangerous intersection getting a makeover

A Georgia Department of Transportation project is bringing some much-needed safety improvements to a busy intersection in North Bryan County.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Ducks getting daffier in Richmond Hill

Some problematic ducks will soon be removed from various areas throughout Richmond Hill after a decision by the Richmond Hill City Council.

February 15, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill PZ says no to giving Colonial Marsh a thumbs up

The Richmond Hill's Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-0 during a public hearing Monday against recommending approval of the proposed Colonial Marsh development near Sterling Creek Plantation.

February 15, 2012 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Schools want community input on next superintendent

The Bryan County Board of Education says it wants the community's input to help choose the next superintendent.

February 13, 2012 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


P&Z dispute takes a turn

The Richmond Hill City Council began the process to discharge a city Planning and Zoning Commission member Tuesday.

February 11, 2012 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Super spellers

It took five rounds to declare a winner of the Bryan County School system-wide spelling bee Wednesday when three students participated at George Washington Carver Elementary School.

February 11, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


BCFC sets plans for 2012, beyond, at retreat

Members of the community gathered Thursday for a retreat at the Richmond Hill City Center to discuss Bryan County Family Connection and its role in the community.

February 10, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Local streets on improvement list

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded 21 new contracts valued at more than $23.7 million for statewide bridge and infrastructure improvements, and some improvements are slated for Bryan County.

February 10, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Load limit put on bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced temporary load-limit changes on the state Route 119/E.B. Cooper Highway bridge over Russell Swamp in Liberty County.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Local news


Rider with a cause

Employees at the Keller Williams Realty Richmond Hill location got a special visit Tuesday from a Queens, N.Y. Keller Williams agent as he passed through Richmond Hill on a unique trip.

February 08, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

When the Richmond Hill Exchange Club met for lunch Wednesday, club president John Gough called it the group's most important meeting of the year

March 28, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City gets lirability-management grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.

March 28, 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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