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School level Teachers of Year announced Thursday

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.

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From classroom to real world

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.

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High-flying festival fun

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.

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Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

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Updated: oct. 21, 2014 11:03 p.m.
Bryan County High School band director resigns

Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

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Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

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Updated: oct. 21, 2014 2:34 p.m.
A queen and her court

A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

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Updated: oct. 20, 2014 4:04 p.m.


4-H'ers in photo op

Bryan County 4-H members Jasmine Tapper and Christian Shellman, front, along with Bryan County 4-H director Trish West, attended the most recent meeting of the Bryan County Commission. There, they got an opportunity to have their photo taken with Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed and commissioners Jimmy Henderson, Wade Price, Carter Infinger, Steve Myers and Noah Covington.

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Updated: oct. 20, 2014 3:07 p.m.
Police reports for Oct. 20

Police reports for Oct. 20

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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Updated: oct. 20, 2014 3:03 p.m.
Schools to hold forums on districting

Schools to hold forums on districting

 With McAllister Elementary set to open in South Bryan in August 2015, Bryan County Schools will hold a series of community forums beginning Nov. 6 to get feedback on districting, as school officials figure out how to set elementary school attendance lines.

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Special start to Seafood Fest

Special start to Seafood Fest

The 16th Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing got under way Friday morning by giving special needs kids and their families some fun.

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1 injured, exit shut

1 injured, exit shut

A Friday morning crash involving a tanker truck which rolled down an embankment at the I-95 North exit on Highway 144 has shut that ramp until crews can clean up spilled oil and clear the scene.

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Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

Pooler man faces charges over photos at tanning salon

A Pooler man reported to be a soldier is facing charges of taking “inappropriate” photos of a woman at a Richmond Hill tanning salon last week.

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Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Pembroke's Spooktacular just around corner

Get ready for some fun when Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority host the city’s annual 5K/10K and festival on Oct. 25.

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Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone to hold job fair Monday

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

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Commissioners OK budget

Bryan County Commissioners Tuesday approved a 2015 budget of $19.9 million with little discussion Tuesday night at the board's meeting at the Administration Building in South Bryan.

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Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood Festival gets under way Friday

Seafood, carnival rides, arts and crafts, kettle corn, peach cobbler and plenty of live music headlined by the Grammy winning band Blues Traveler is on tap this weekend at the 16thannual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

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Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke Police Dept. to add precinct office

Pembroke will again have a police precinct office at Miller Village, after city council voted Monday night to accept an offer of office space from Claxton Housing Authority. The only thing the city will have to pay is for water, phone and internet. A ribbon cutting will be held soon -- and Public Safety Director Bill Collins thanked the CHA, which is renovating the office for police at no charge and will cover the light bill, he said.

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GOSF gets started Friday

GOSF gets started Friday

Seafood. Rides. Arts and crafts. More seafood. Fun things for kids to do. Fun things for adults to do. Music performances by nationally known recording artists, along with regional – and local – favorites.

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Police blotter for Oct. 13

Police blotter for Oct. 13

Information taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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Updated: oct. 13, 2014 4:53 p.m.
Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

Early voting started today in Bryan County.

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Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke council meets tonight

Pembroke's city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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Updated: oct. 13, 2014 11:53 a.m.
Police graduates honor late detective

Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill’s finest Friday morning.

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Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

Bryan students lead area in SAT scores

The results are out, and seniors in Bryan County Schools scored a combined 1490 on the SAT this year, 45 points higher than the state average.

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Firefighters spread the message

Firefighters spread the message

The curriculum for about half an hour Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

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It's good to be king

It's good to be king

 Richmond Hill High School special education teacher and wrestling coach Bob Parker said Alexis Mercado could easily be Georgia’s governor if he wanted the job.

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 7:22 p.m.
Pete the Cat meets Sen. Carter

Pete the Cat meets Sen. Carter

Pete the Cat met state Senator Buddy Carter on Monday at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, as the Pooler pharmacist and Republican Congressional candidate read to students there to help kick off Georgia Pre-K week.

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Update: City follows county lead

Update: City follows county lead

More than 100 manufacturing jobs may be on way to the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.

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RH Rotary raises $2,500 to eradicate Polio

RH Rotary raises $2,500 to eradicate Polio

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club and Georgia Game Changers raised over $2,500 on Saturday to help eradicate polio during the Pacing for Polio 5K fundraiser at J.F. Gregory Park.

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Police blotter for Oct. 6

Police blotter for Oct. 6

Delete-Merge UpIncidents below taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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Updated: oct. 06, 2014 2:20 p.m.
RH Garden Club's pumpkin patch a hit

RH Garden Club's pumpkin patch a hit

The pavilion at JF Gregory Park was filled on Saturday morning with visitors to the Richmond Hill Garden Club's annual pumpkin patch. The event featured plenty of pumpkins, games, prizes, treats, a pumpkin fairy and photo stations. For a full story on the festivities and more photos, see Thursday's Bryan County News.

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Carver using chess to sharpen minds, skills

Carver using chess to sharpen minds, skills

A game some say dates back at least 1,500 years is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

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County Commission to hold called meeting Monday

County Commission to hold called meeting Monday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss "water issues and Development Authority Issues," according to the notice sent Friday afternoon.

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Wearing pink

Wearing pink

First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke supporting breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing Bryan County Emergency Service pink t-shirts. The staff will be wearing their pink t-shirts every Friday throughout the month of October.

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St. Anne breaks ground on new sanctuary

St. Anne breaks ground on new sanctuary

With an abundance of prayer and then a flip of shovels, Richmond Hill’s St. Anne Catholic Church broke ground on its future during a ceremony Thursday evening at the site where the new 26,000-square foot sanctuary will be constructed.

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Update: Three injured in crash on post

Update: Three injured in crash on post

Three  people were injured in a multiple vehicle accident around 2:30 p.m. today on Highway 144 East on Fort Stewart after a head-on collision earlier this afternoon. One person was air lifted to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah and two were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital, according to Fort Stewart public affairs officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.

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