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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


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


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


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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


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


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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 Tuesday's meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 16, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Wildcats top-seeded in 3-AAAAA baseball tourney

Richmond Hill High School is the No. 1 seed heading in to the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs today. The Wildcats (16-5, 11-1) will play host to Glynn Academy (11-9, 4-8) in a best-of-three series starting with a doubleheader today at Wildcat Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Administrator is Pembroke's first in four years

Pembroke has its first city administrator since 2011 after City Council members named Dustin Peebles to the post.

April 16, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


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