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Back to his roots

Back to his roots

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright is returning home to perform locally at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill this Sunday at 4 p.m.

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Updated: sep. 13, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Working wonders

Working wonders

The 2014 United Way of the Coastal Empire’s campaign kickoff in Bryan County ended with host Dave Kartunen telling the approximately 200 people in attendance reasons not to give between now and when fundraising ends in November.

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Updated: sep. 13, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Remembring 9/11

Remembring 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a somber ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

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Updated: sep. 13, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

Pine beetles infest Fort McAllister trees

 The southern pine beetle has invaded Fort McAllister, according to a press release issued Friday by the park.

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Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student named Georgia National Merit Semifinalist

Richmond Hill High School student Jaden Freeze has been named a Georgia National Merit semifinalist, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on its website, ajc.com earlier today.

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Local officials remembered 9/11 during a ceremony Thursday morning at the Firefighter Memorial at the Bryan County Adminstrative Complex in South Bryan.

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Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Wildcats' Harris, Redskins' Smith have big games for respective teams

Senior running back Ronnie Harris rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and Richmond Hill High School’s defense pitched a shutout in the Wildcats 20-0 season-opening win Friday over visiting Johnson.

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South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

South Bryan Rec offering pickleball

The South Bryan County Recreation Department is now offering pickleball.

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United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 Bryan County campaign Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center by announcing the organization has set a fundraising goal of $75,000.

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Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Retreat looks at big issues facing Bryan County

Note: Look for more coverage in future stories on issues raised at the retreat.

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Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

Richmond Hill YMCA reaches milestone

This is an exciting time for our Richmond Hill YMCA! A 4,000 square foot expansion to our current 10,000 square foot facility will open this fall! The additional space is greatly needed to offer more room for group fitness classes, a larger spin room, and a multi-purpose room. More programs and classes will be added, and more people will be served as the Y becomes an even greater asset to our Richmond Hill community!

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Bryan County Commission to meet

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the court house in Pembroke.

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City approves effort to renovate apartments

City approves effort to renovate apartments

Richmond Hill City Council gave its endorsement Tuesday to a St. Louis-based developer’s planned $22.9 million renovation of Ashton Apartments that will be financed at least partly through the sale of about $15 million in revenue bonds issued by the City of McDonough Housing Authority.

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Updated: sep. 06, 2014 6:00 a.m.
At 30, local club still serving

At 30, local club still serving

A local service club which annually puts on a wildly popular kids fishing derby and honors local public safety honors is now getting behind an upcoming blood drive.

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Updated: sep. 06, 2014 6:00 a.m.
Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Singer-songwriter Jake Miller to play GOSF

Delete-Merge UpSinger-songwriter Jake Miller reportedly will perform at the 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival presented by Southern Eagle Distributing.

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Motel sink falls on man's toe

Motel sink falls on man's toe

From Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

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Incredible edibles

Incredible edibles

Davy Crockett Murray doesn’t just make candy, breads or cakes.

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Helping put bark in new park

Helping put bark in new park

Twenty-five members of the Richmond Hill High School Interact Club along with advisor Adam Balduff and members of the Bark Park board spent Saturday helping to ensure the Bryan County Bark Park opens in October.

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Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

Developer drops bid to rezone in Richmond Hill Plantation

A development company that planned to add multi-family homes in Richmond Hill Plantation at the corner of Port Royal Road and Sterling Links Way has apparently decided to drop those plans.

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City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

City asked to consider putting Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

Jeff's Beverage owners Jeff Nielsen and Kathy Nielsen asked Richmond Hill City Council on Tuesday to consider letting voters decide whether Sunday package sales of alcohol should be legal in the city limits.

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BoE approves $55.4 million budget

BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

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Updated: aug. 30, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Carver Elementary among state's best

Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

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Updated: aug. 30, 2014 7:00 a.m.
BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won’t quit.

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Updated: aug. 30, 2014 6:00 a.m.
BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

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Bark Park opening set for October

Bark Park opening set for October

Backers of the Bryan County Bark Park announced Tuesday the park will open in October during the nonprofit group's  celebration of National Dog Day at Fish Tales restaurant.

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Exchange Club salutes charter members

Exchange Club salutes charter members

The Exchange Club’s “Covenant of Service” ends with the words “to serve in unity with those seeking better conditions, better understandings, and greater opportunities for all.”

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Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Lady Wildcats down BI 9-0

Izzy Marsh's three run blast helped power Richmond Hill High School to a 9-0 win over Bradwell Institute Tuesday in Hinesville.

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GBI investigating probation office

GBI investigating probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

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Say that again?

Say that again?

At 2:37 p.m. this past Wednesday I received a phone call that one of my staff members had been shot. I did what most people who receive a phone call like that do: I said, "say that again."

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Updated: aug. 27, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Suspect in holdups sought by police

Suspect in holdups sought by police

Area area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

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Probation office reportedly under GBI scrutiny

A Savannah television station has reported Bryan County's probation office is under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. WSAV3 reports Sheriff Clyde Smith as saying the investigation concerns a former employee and missing money.

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Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Update: Arrests, but no shooting charges yet

Two Savannah men have been arrested in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange employee in Richmond Hill, but neither has been charged with the actual shooting, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds said Tuesday.

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