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Augusta remains in Georgia

Alas.

April 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


'Community conversation' touches variety of issues

Local leaders talked issues ranging from schools and transportation to health care during a two-hour "community conversation" April 2 at the Stevens Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Exchange Club fights child abuse with pinwheels

Exchange Club of Richmond Hill President Laura Evans said her club was looking for a way to raise awareness about child abuse when members hit upon the idea of planting a pinwheel garden alongside Highway 144.

April 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


Pembroke senior center gets social

Danielle Durant could probably get elected president of McFadden Place tomorrow if she wanted.

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill man needs liver, kidney transplant

The gofundme.com Web page set up to help raise money for Timmy Shuman describes him as a humble, kind man who loves God and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Growth comes with a price

First of a series

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


City OKs $10 million loan application for new plant

Richmond Hill City Council approved a $10.5 million loan application Tuesday night to pay for the last phase of construction on the new Sterling Creek wastewater-treatment facility.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Fearless predictions and growing muttonchops

Welcome to another exercise in whatever it is this column will be this week.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


RH girls soccer team keeps rollins

The Richmond Hill High School girls' soccer team remained unbeaten with back-to-back shutouts of teams from Effingham County.

April 02, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Bryan County football stadiums slated for makeovers

The football stadiums at both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high school are getting offseason makeovers after the Bryan County school board voted to spend more than $540,000 to improve both facilities before next season.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County BoE mulls cutting day-care buses

A study by the Bryan County school system on whether it should stop providing bus transportation to day-care providers isn't going over well with some who rely on that transportation.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Carter visits Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center

Patients and residents at Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond Hill got an impromptu visit Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., who talked to the mostly senior audience about the House's recent passage of a measure aimed at fixing Medicare.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Soldier turns wordsmith

Anthony Sardina spent 22 years in the Army as an infantryman and served during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003, but it was a lifelong love of English, poetry and drama that set the Richmond Hill resident on a mission to write a novel.

March 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


Richmond Hill voters to decide on Sunday sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Truckload of tires burns

Firefighters from Pembroke and surrounding departments battled a March 6 tire fire near the courthouse for approximately 90 minutes before getting it extinguished.

March 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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Veteran headed for well-earned trip

Winfred Tuten long ago earned the trip he's taking this weekend to Washington, D.C.

May 01, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

April 30, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Volvo coming to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 29, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


1,900-acre manufacturing facility sought for I-16 ‘megasite’

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of

April 24, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


RHHS gridders sign with colleges

The number of football players from Richmond Hill High School who'll be playing football at the college level increased to eight Friday after Caleb Branham, Hayden Gorsuch and Johnathan Hartley Seale signed letters of intent to play at the next level during a ceremony at the RHHS LINK media center.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Bryan County comes in under budget

Bryan County Finance Director John Grotheer had some good news and some not-so-good news for county commissioners at a recent meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Breakfast marks Cities Week

The city of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Georgia Cities Week Breakfast at Richmond Hill City Center Monday.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Lifestyle


Kinder Morgan states case to Development Authority of Bryan County

The proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project's underground footprint in Bryan County is getting a little bit bigger, members of the Development Authority learned Wednesday morning during a presentation by representatives of Kinder Morgan.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Kinder Morgan reveals pipeline details

Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline Project has generated a great deal of controversy in a relatively short time. It is opposed by some environmental groups and property owners in Georgia, who say it is environmentally unsound and sets a dangerous precedent given the company's request to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the ability to use eminent domain.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


500-plus attend public hearing on proposed pipeline

Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Friday night crash kills Ellabell man

One man was killed and another had to be flown by helicopter to a Savannah hospital Friday when the pickup they were in ran off the road and hit a tree on Ash Branch Church Road in Bulloch County, police said.

April 20, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Summer lunches may cost county

Bryan County may have to pick up the financial slack for South Bryan children who need the federally funded summer-lunch program because of guidelines that limit where those children can be fed.

April 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | News


County considering larger RH Library

With $1.25 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax money allocated this year toward a new library in South Bryan, officials say plans to replace the Richmond Hill Library with one more than twice its size could be closer to fruition now than ever before.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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