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West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years. 

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Croy named to board

Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

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Teachers with guns?

Teachers with guns?

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

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Updated: jul. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke gets grant for well search

Pembroke will get a $30,000 federal grant to help it find another water source.

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Updated: jul. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.


Richmond Hill to smoke test sewers next week

If you see suddenly smoke coming out of your sewer vent, it’s Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system. The tests will run from Monday through Friday, depending on the weather, along Highway 144 west and side streets between Highway 17 and I-95. There will also be smoke testing in Richmond Hill Village.

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Updated: jul. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Runoff is Tuesday

Runoff is Tuesday

A handful of runoffs will be decided Tuesday as voters head to the polls. How many voters will vote is anybody’s guess.

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Updated: jul. 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.


County to name new administrator Tuesday

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will name a new county administrator during a called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill Administrative Complex. The meeting is open to the public.

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Pembroke's new website up and running

Pembroke announced its new website is up and running. Included on the new site is information about city government including the city council, boards, authorities, agendas and minutes from council meetings, as well as the municipal code, according to a press release.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

Dolphin Project to celebrate 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.


Smoke in the 'broke?

Pembroke could one day be home to “Smoke in the ’broke,” a pastor told city council Monday night.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 7:00 a.m.


Bacteria puts man in ICU

A local man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph’s Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher’s Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

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Updated: jul. 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.


RHBC Chamber July Business After Hours

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its July Business After Hours event Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Hwy 17. 

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Bryan County Emergency Services station remodeled

Bryan County Emergency Services station remodeled

The Bryan County Emergency Services station in Pembroke got more than a fresh coat of paint recently. It also got a new carport.

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BCHS has new principal

After a called meeting and a 20-minute executive session, the Bryan County Board of Education voted Friday evening to name Cari Delatorre as the new principal for Bryan County High School. 

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Updated: jul. 12, 2014 1:57 p.m.
Johnson speaks to Senate committee

Johnson speaks to Senate committee

The track record of Georgia, and several other states, on voting rights is reason enough for Congress to restore protections of the Voting Rights Act that were struck down by a Supreme Court decision last year, according to the Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson.

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Updated: jul. 12, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Y kicks off expansion fundraiser

Y kicks off expansion fundraiser

The Richmond Hill YMCA kicked off an expansion campaign Thursday to raise money for its 4,000 square foot addition Thursday.

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Updated: jul. 12, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Finalists picked for county administrator

Finalists picked for county administrator

Members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners named the top three candidates for the position of county administrator Tuesday during the board’s regular meeting in Pembroke.

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


BoE announces called meeting

The Bryan County Board of Education will meet at 5:45 p.m. today at the Richmond HIll Pre-K center in a called meeting.

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Early voting still going on in county

Early voting still going on in county

  Early voting in runoff elections continues through next week in Bryan County.

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Updated: jul. 10, 2014 5:38 p.m.
Richmond Hill Receives Favorable ISO Rating of Four for Fire-Protection Services

Richmond Hill Receives Favorable ISO Rating of Four for Fire-Protection Services

Richmond Hill recently received an Insurance Services Office rating of 4 for its fire-protection services for the city.

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Big day for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Big day for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love’s Seafood Restaurant.

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Updated: jul. 09, 2014 7:00 a.m.
CRCT results mostly positive for Bryan Schools

CRCT results mostly positive for Bryan Schools

With the state changing to a new testing system this fall, local school officials said the last Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests go round for Bryan County was about par for the course for a system many believe to be among the best in the state.

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Updated: jul. 09, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor’s note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

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Updated: jul. 09, 2014 6:00 a.m.


County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

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Pastor of Pembroke church testifies before U.S. Senate

Pastor of Pembroke church testifies before U.S. Senate

The Rev. Dr. Francys Johnson, senior pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke and the president of the Georgia NAACP, testified June 25 before a Senate committee on the voting rights act. 

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Scenes from Richmond Hill July 4 celebration

Scenes from Richmond Hill July 4 celebration

A few shots of Richmond Hill's July 4 celebration Saturday at J.F. Gregory. 

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BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

BCES firefighters put out blaze in Ellabell

Bryan County Emergency Services firefighters put out a structure fire at an Ellabell home Sunday. 

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Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Rotary Club Helps Out at Henderson Park

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill worked hard to celebrate the ground breaking of the new handicapped accessible path at the De Vaul Henderson Park and to help clear land for the construction of the Bryan County Bark Park July 3. 

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Limited red snapper harvest set

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved a request by NOAA Fisheries to allow limited harvest of red snapper in the federal waters of the South Atlantic.

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Track complex could be in works

Richmond Hill High School coach Levi Sybert has built the school’s track and field and cross country programs into area powerhouses since he arrived in 2007.

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RHFD gets 'new' station

RHFD gets 'new' station

Six months ago the roof leaked, paint was peeling and nobody would have wanted to spend the night there. Fast forward six months and a $220,000 renovation to Richmond Hill’s fire station #1 on Ford Avenue has turned a one-time sow’s ear into a silk purse.

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Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed “major drainage problems” in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city’s master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

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Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

 The 3rd infantry division band, “the Rhythm of the Marne,” put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city’s annual Fourth of July salute “Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st,” Tuesday.

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Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual “Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

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Updated: jul. 04, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

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Armstrong State announces graduates

Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received. 

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Whiz kid

Whiz kid

A Richmond High School junior took home second place in the Certiport 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S National Competition last month.

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Dedication gets its reward

Dedication gets its reward

The Bryan County Emergency Services honored one of its own last week when it renamed South Bryan Volunteer Fire Station No. 3 on Highway 144, the Chief Mike Smith Volunteer Fire Station #3. Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell called it a fitting tribute to a man who has dedicated his life to serving others.

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Plenty to choose from this holiday

With fireworks going off on Tybee Thursday, the River Street fireworks extravaganza happening on Friday, and Richmond Hill’s celebration Saturday there are plenty of options for those looking to commemorate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July weekend.

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Firefighter honored by BCES

Firefighter honored by BCES

Bryan County Emergency Services Firefighter/EMT John Middleton has been named the “Employee of the Quarter” for the second quarter of 2014. 

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Updated: jul. 02, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Fireworks, activities planned

Fireworks, activities planned

The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday in JF Gregory Park. Live music will be performed by The Tams, and food will be available.

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City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed “major drainage problems” in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city’s master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

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