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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


Plastic showing up on seemingly pristine area beaches

Even when one can't see plastic litter on the beach at Tybee Island, there's a good chance there's plastic litter on the beach. Or in it.

December 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


New sewage plant could be partially solar-powered

Richmond Hill's new wastewater-treatment plant could be partially powered by solar energy when it opens for business in 2015.

November 29, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | News


Theft reported from Black Creek Cemetery

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Big pothole flattens tire

Matter of record - An officer was dispatched to the Jukebox on Highway 17 around 2 a.m. Sunday "in reference to an injured person," a report said.

November 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Area Vietnam vets wanted for anniversary

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler is an Army veteran, but was sent to Germany instead of serving in Vietnam.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Bryan schools do well in AP classes

It appears Bryan County Schools stacks up pretty well in terms of advanced-placement courses available to its high-school students.

October 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Chess a treasure at Carver

Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Sidewalk work to start

Work on Richmond Hill's sidewalks master plan will start later this month after city-council members Tuesday approved a bid of $385,863 to get the project under way.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | News


It's on to the finals for Freeze

Richmond Hill High School senior Jaden Freeze is in select company.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Impact fees may cut burden on property taxes

Bryan County has one of the most generous homestead exemptions for senior citizens in the state, knocking $50,000 off the value of a home for both county and school taxes for residents over age 65.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion


Police Blotters for August 18

The following Incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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Articles By Author - Jeff Whitten


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


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


Lawmakers pass proclamation for soldiers

The 3rd Infantry Division got a standing ovation from the Georgia General Assembly this morning.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


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