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Wreck in RH briefly shuts down I-95N

Wreck in RH briefly shuts down I-95N


An accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle Wednesday evening shut down Interstate 95 North.

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RH man killed in work-place accident

RH man killed in work-place accident

A Richmond Hill man was killed Tuesday morning at his place of employment when he became wedged between two trailers.

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Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

Texting on stolen phone leads to suspect's arrest

A stolen cell phone recently landed an armed-robbery suspect in jail after the alleged thief engaged in texts with police.

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WaterWays Township Experiences Encouraging Growth in 2014

WaterWays Township welcomed more new families and achieved more community milestones in 2014 than any other year since its inception.

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Updated: jan. 28, 2015 10:52 a.m.
Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

Property transfers for Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1 – Jan. 24.

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Police blotter for Jan. 26

Police blotter for Jan. 26

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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Updated: jan. 26, 2015 3:07 p.m.
Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Veteran of three wars celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

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Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:23 p.m.
Dog takes quite a ride

Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

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Updated: jan. 23, 2015 3:09 p.m.


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

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No called meeting on Project Honey

No called meeting on Project Honey

Richmond Hill’s city council won’t hold a special called meeting next week to discuss a contract on Project Honey, a Development Authority of Bryan County codename for an effort to bring more jobs and investment at Belfast Commerce Centre.

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Council tables developer's request

Council tables developer's request

Members of Richmond Hill City Council tabled a developer’s request Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for a new subdivision in Richmond Hill Plantation off Sterling Links Way, citing concerns over what sort of homes national builder D.R. Horton will construct in the development which is to be called The Links at Ways Station.

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Updated: jan. 20, 2015 9:18 p.m.
Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Meth bust update: Suspect still on run

Following Wednesday night’s bust of a meth lab in Pembroke, authorities have announced that Rodney Shuman, 44, is wanted in connection with trafficking methamphetamine and possessing a fire arm by a convicted felon. He is also charged  with two counts of aggravated assault, according to Bryan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Donnie Thomas.

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Updated: jan. 16, 2015 4:55 p.m.


City may hold called meeting Jan. 26 for 'Project Honey'

It's called Project Honey by the Development Authority of Bryan County, and local officials have alluded to it in the past at meetings. Here's a link to a story that includes mention of the project, which apparently could bring more than 100 jobs and $100 million in investment to the Belfast Commerce Centre: http://www.bryancountynews.net/archives/34772/

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Updated: jan. 16, 2015 3:50 p.m.
Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

Business After Hours oyster roast a hit

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce’s January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended. 

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Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

Roundabout in works for Belfast River, 144?

The occasionally scary intersection at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road could one day be the site of a traffic roundabout, it seems.

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Updated: jan. 16, 2015 12:36 p.m.
Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke appoints police chief, honors firefighters

Pembroke got a new police chief Monday night when council members appointed former Guyton chief Randy Alexander as the city’s new top cop.

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Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Sunday retail alcohol sales legal in Bryan beginning this weekend

Beginning this weekend, Bryan County residents can buy alcohol in the unincorporated parts of the county on Sunday after members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners approved a second reading of the ordinance allowing such sales.

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Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke names police chief

Pembroke City Council named Randy Alexander as police chief at Monday night's meeting. Alexander spent the past nine years as Guyton's police chief and establishedd the city's first police department, according to a press release.

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Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

Dunham Marsh residents feeling left out in cold

As Bryan County Schools administrators continue to work on a proposed attendance area for the new McAllister Elementary, some Dunham Marsh parents still feel left out in the cold.

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Districting process for McAllister continues

Districting process for McAllister continues

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

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Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Zent wins Carver spelling bee title

Ultimately, the word “ultimatum” separated Carver Elementary spelling champ Mason Zent from his closest, competitor, Ryan Wiebold.

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RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

RHMS teacher Robert Hodgdon named state's top science teacher

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) announced the winners of the Science Teacher of the Year. Robert Hodgdon, a teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School, was selected as the 2015 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for the State of Georgia by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent, said, “Mr. Hodgdon is a dynamic teacher who goes above and beyond every day.  From engaging lessons within the walls of the classroom to field experiences throughout the state to building phenomenal relationships with students, the GTSA could not have selected a better winner.”

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Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

Fire destroys Pembroke mobile home

North Bryan Emergency Services, along with automatic aid units from the City of Pembroke Fire Department, responded to a reported fire Thursday night in a residence at 101 Power Circle Road. EMS unit 5 was the first unit to arrive on scene. The crew reported to incoming units on a fully-engulfed single-wide trailer, andseveral small propane cylinders were near the fire.

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Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

Helping the BCCF do its job of spreading Christmas Cheer

The Bryan County Children’s Fund made Christmas brighter for 450 children from 250 families in 2014. None of it would have been possible without those who pitched in to help in one form or another.

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Updated: jan. 08, 2015 5:25 p.m.
Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

Rotary updated on St. Anne's new sanctuary

St. Anne Catholic Church’s new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn’t be more pleased with the way things have gone so far.

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Bringing home babies

Bringing home babies

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage’s lives.

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Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

Update: Teen in wreck now in stable condition

The 15-year-old put in a medically induced coma Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a school bus is now in stable condition and responsive, according to the Georgia State Patrol trooper who investigated the crash.

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Updated: jan. 08, 2015 11:20 a.m.

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