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Third time no charm for rezoning request

Rezoning for the Colonial Marsh project, a proposed subdivision next to Sterling Creek, was shot down for the third time by the Richmond Hill City Council at the Feb. 6 regular meeting, much to the delight and applause of the Sterling residents who came out in support of a denial.

February 23, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


Statue vandals caught

The mysterious case of the baby Jesus statue being taken from a nativity scene in Richmond Hill and destroyed has been solved by RHPD Lt. Michael Albritton.

February 16, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


Traffic death trail postponed

The point that Bryan County NAACP Chapter Co-chairman Dave Williams emphasized at Monday's meeting at Bryan Neck Church in Richmond Hill is this: the chapter needs more Bryan County members to be rechartered as a branch of the organization.

February 16, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


Deputies nab alleged kidnapper

Bryan County Sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Ellabell resident and registered sex offender Daniel Riggs on Tuesday night, hours after he allegedly kidnapped his 4-year-old stepdaughter from her grandparents' house in Rincon.

February 16, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


Oneida gearing up to open

It is almost time for the newest addition to North Bryan County's Interstate Centre Industrial Park to open for business.

February 16, 2007 | Roger Allen Correspondent | News


Anther fire hits Pembroke family

The Pembroke Fire Department was called to go to a fire on the afternoon of Jan. 29. It turned out this was the second fire at the same location in just two weeks.

February 16, 2007 | By Roger Allen Correspondent | News


Pembroke pastor named to national NAACP

The Rev. Francys Johnson, pastor of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke, was named Monday as the Southeast national regional director for the NAACP.

February 16, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


No comments at BoE meeting

The new Bryan County Board of Education got off to a fresh start by putting its new chairman, Eddie Warren, into harness as their liaison to the national school board advocacy office.

February 16, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Painting the town history

Urban artist Chris Walker puts the finishing touches on a mural on the courthouse annex side of the old Telephone Company building on Ford Avenue on Jan. 26. The mural depicts the label put on every case of iceberg lettuce shipped out of Richmond Hill in the 1940s when the lettuce industry prospered here.

February 16, 2007 | | News


A taste of Florida

Gordon Holland doesn't remember the year his wife put the seeds in a flower bed behind their house on Pine Crest Street.

February 11, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten | News


Setting a trend

The city of Richmond Hill has been given the "Trendsetter Award" by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and Georgia Trend Magazine.

February 11, 2007 | By Ross Blair Bryan County News | News


Commissioners look to new park

Members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners recently visited the future site of the Dee Henderson Memorial Recreation Park down Highway 144 to discuss the project and reflect on a decade's worth of work that has gone into making the park a reality.

February 11, 2007 | By Ross Blair | News


Still time to apply

Property owners who haven't already applied for the county's new homestead exemptions only have until March 1 to do so, according to Bryan County Tax Commissioner Debbie Newman.

February 11, 2007 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | News


Founder of Ernest Homes dies

Ernest Williams, founder of Ernest Homes, died Monday at the age of 51.

February 04, 2007 | Ross Blair Staff Writer | News


Man escapes injuries in fire

A Pembroke man in ill health escaped serious injury Monday when he was able to get outside after a fire started in his kitchen.

February 04, 2007 | Jeff Whitten | News


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Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base

RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | News


Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida couple was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News


Hinesville mayor speaks at RH Rotary

In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 16, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | News


Former first lady campaigns for grandson

Former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter made a stop in Hinesville on Saturday morning to campaign for her grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Allman files claim against producers

LOS ANGELES - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" film project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider," contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.

October 15, 2014 | By Ted Johnson Reuters News Service | News


Sidewalk work to start

Work on Richmond Hill's sidewalks master plan will start later this month after city-council members Tuesday approved a bid of $385,863 to get the project under way.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | News


RHHS crowns homecoming queen, king

Congrats to Richmond Hill High School's 2014 homecoming queen and king, Diana Malave and Alexis Mercado!

October 04, 2014 | | News


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | News


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