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Richmond Hill joins regional planning group

Richmond Hill now is a full-fledged member of the Savannah-based Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, known as CORE MPO for short.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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 Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

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


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Saying good-bye appropriately with predictions

So my memory isn't what it once was, but maybe there used to be a beer commercial that included the line "know when to say when."

May 07, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Sports


Richmond Hill’s statistical mom

Richmond Hill's Tara Jennings has one of those jobs that's hard to define.

May 06, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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