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County is NFIP compliant

Despite a report to the contrary in the Federal Register, unincorporated Bryan County is compliant with requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program, according to a press release issued Monday by Bryan’s planning and zoning department.

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Updated: apr. 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Easter comes early

Easter comes early

Under bright blue skies and balmy temperatures, hundreds of local children got an early start on gathering their Easter candy when they scooped up more than 13,000 candy-filled eggs at the Consumed Church on Longwood Blvd.

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Updated: apr. 16, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

Roads update highlights GCW breakfast

State transportation board member Ann Purcell talked road projects Monday as keynote speaker at a breakfast launching Georgia Cities Week in Richmond Hill.

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Updated: apr. 16, 2014 5:00 a.m.


County Administrator Ray Pittman to resign

Bryan County Adminstrator Ray Pittman is resigning effective July 11. Pittman's resignation was accepted by the Bryan County Board of Commissioners at a brief called meeting Monday afternoon at the county's administrative building in South Bryan.

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Septic woes plague neighborhood

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.

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Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week to begin

Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke’s Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid’s fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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Updated: apr. 12, 2014 6:00 a.m.


County to end retirement health benefit

Bryan County currently plays about 80 percent of health coverage for its retired employees — and that won’t change for anyone hired before May 1.

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Updated: apr. 12, 2014 5:00 a.m.


City joins regional planning group

In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn’t an option.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.


County reviewing property assessments

Property tax assessments are still weeks away from being mailed, but Bryan County tax assessors are currently in the process of reviewing more than 17,000 parcels in the county.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 7:00 a.m.


County to save $500,000 with refinancing

Note: The story said Bryan County will save taxpayers more than $5.5 million due to a reporter's error when reading the news release. The News regrets the mistake. 

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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.

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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.

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Updated: apr. 05, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Gov. Deal challenger makes pit stop in Ellabell

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.

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Updated: apr. 05, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Sherman picked as CVB director

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.

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Updated: apr. 05, 2014 5:00 a.m.


Large trash pick-up is part of cities week

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

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Updated: apr. 04, 2014 9:30 a.m.
Firm passes into new hands of familiar faces

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.

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Updated: apr. 02, 2014 7:00 a.m.


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.

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Updated: apr. 02, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Rucking for awareness

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.

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Updated: apr. 02, 2014 7:00 a.m.


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.

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RHHS names new head football coach

RHHS names new head football coach

Wildcats offensive line coach Josh Eads will be the next head football coach at Richmond Hill High School. 

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Updated: apr. 01, 2014 3:00 p.m.


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.

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Updated: apr. 01, 2014 2:30 p.m.


City sets large-item trash pick-up

Richmond Hill is set to celebrate Georgia Cities Week from April 13-19.

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Updated: apr. 01, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Exchange Club taps public safety officers for 2014

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

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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.

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Updated: mar. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.


No coach yet

School officials had hoped to approve the hiring of a new football coach for Richmond Hill High School at Thursday night's Board of Education meeting. Those plans changed suddenly Thursday and officials are now hoping to get a new coach on board by the BoE's April meeting.

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Schools to be accredited

Though it still has to be made official, it appears Bryan County Schools passed its first district-wide accreditation with flying colors. Read full story in the March 29 issue of the Bryan County News. 

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Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honors public safety officers

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honors public safety officers

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club honored some of the county's top public safety officers today during a banquet at the Richmond Hill City Center. 

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RHFD gets funding boost

Richmond Hill Fire Department firefighters have been working with outdated air bottles — most dating back more than a decade, new fire Chief Ralph Catlett told City Council members at last week’s meeting.

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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:

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