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Kitchen fire displaces family

Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

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Updated: jul. 30, 2014 2:00 p.m.


Life On the Hill

JULY 31

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Chili Pepper race draws crowd to Richmond Place

Chili Pepper race draws crowd to Richmond Place

Nearly 150 runners and walkers hit the streets around the Richmond Place subdivision early Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Red Hot Chili Pepper 5k to raise money for the Thornwell Home for Children.

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Tragedy strikes military family

Tragedy strikes military family

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

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Rain could delay ‘even better’ Night Out in Pembroke

Organizers say Pembroke’s Night Out this weekend will be better than ever, if the weather cooperates.

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Beginning of the end (of summer)

With the first day of school right around the corner open houses and back to school rallies are in full swing this week.

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Fort Stewart soldier killed in plane crash on beach

Fort Stewart soldier killed in plane crash on beach

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured on a beach in Venice, Florida, when a plane crashed onto them.

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Lawhon headed to Darton State

Lawhon headed to Darton State

Richmond Hill High School senior reliever Josh Lawhon was so dominant in 2014 he went 6-0, didn’t allow a run in region play and was the only relief pitcher to be named All-Region 3-AAAAA by coaches.

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Updated: jul. 26, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

Unpaid fines add up to big bucks

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy

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Updated: jul. 26, 2014 6:00 a.m.


BoE names new assistant principal at BCHS

The Bryan County Board of Education has completed its search for Bryan County High School’s new assistant principal. Jason Kornegay will assume his new role immediately, following board action on the superintendent’s recommendation. The action was taken following a closed session to discuss personnel during the Board of Education’s regular meeting on Thursday night.

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City to smoke test sewer pipes

City to smoke test sewer pipes

Those who see smoke coming out of a sewer vent next week shouldn’t worry. It’s just the city of Richmond Hill conducting smoke tests to find leaks in its sewer system.

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Updated: jul. 24, 2014 11:57 a.m.
County tabs Taylor as next administrator

County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually. 

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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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Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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Perdue, Carter, Reese advance in runoffs

David Perdue will be the Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat after he defeated longtime Congressman Jack Kingston in Tuesday's runoff. Other winners were Buddy Carter, who edged out Dr. Bob Johnson for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat being vacated by Kinston; he'll face Democrat Brian Reese of Savannah in November after Reese beat Richmond Hill's Amy Tavio in a runoff.

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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.

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