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'When the world as we knew it changed forever'

Solemnly marking the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, Richmond Hill Police Chief Billy Reynolds wondered aloud what could have been for the nearly 3,000 people who died that day.

September 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

County needs mental health services, commissioners told

The Bryan County Commissioners were told at their monthly meeting Tuesday that suicide in the county continues to be a problem.

September 10, 2015 | From staff reports | Local news

Fort McAllister to host Kids' Crabbing Tourney

The sixth annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured, will be held Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Qualifying ends with few challengers to incumbents

This year's elections in Pembroke and Richmond Hill will have few contested races.

September 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Paper may be delayed today

Bryan County News subscribers may see a delay in the delivery of the paper today. If you do not receive your copy in the mail today it should arrive tomorrow and include the annual Newcomers Guide to Bryan County. We apologize for the inconvenience to some subscribers.

September 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Current, former mayors to run against each other in Pembroke

Pembroke's current mayor will run for re-election against the city's previous mayor.

September 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

RH voters to decide on Sunday retail alcohol sales

Richmond Hill voters will decide in November whether to allow retailers in the city to sell alcohol on Sundays.

September 01, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Riverkeeper names spokeswoman to fight pipeline

SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against Kinder Morgan's proposed Palmetto Pipeline.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Wastewater-treatment plant getting back on schedule

Construction of Richmond Hill's new Sterling Creek wastewater-treatment plant is getting back on schedule following rain delays, according to the city's assistant director of planning and zoning.

August 28, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Richmond Hill senior apartments nearly ready

JoAnn Stockman was impressed by a tour she took last week of the new Ashleigh Place senior-living apartments in Richmond Hill.

August 26, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news

Richmond Hill High School football seeks support

Richmond Hill High School competes in sports against schools such as Bradwell Institute and Effingham County, Statesboro and Ware County high schools in Georgia's enrollment-based region alignments.

August 26, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news

Qualifying next week for RH, Pembroke elections

People interested in running for elected office in Richmond Hill and Pembroke this year will officially declare their candidacy next week.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Development authority gets good audit

The Development Authority of Bryan County received a good financial bill of health from the accountant who conducted its 2014 audit.

August 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Seafood Festival entertainment schedule announced

Following last month's announcement of country-music singer Joe Nichols as the headliner, a number of other performers have been added to the schedule for this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

August 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

County holds line on millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners set the 2015 county millage rate at 9.15 mills Tuesday evening during a meeting at the county annex in Richmond Hill.

August 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

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City agrees to buy 51 acres, envisions downtown

City officials are looking to give Richmond Hill a downtown.

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Updated Seafood Festival mobile app available

All the information about next weekend's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival can be right in the hands of anyone with a smart phone or tablet.

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Lanes to be closed this week for start of overpass repairs

Drivers should expect more traffic congestion at the Interstate 95/Highway 17 interchange this week as work begins to repair the exit 87 overpass.

October 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Family Promise tuning up to start in Bryan County

Another fundraiser for Family Promise of Bryan County was music to Candice Stewart-Fife's ears.

September 30, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

DOT outlines roundabout proposal for 144 and I-95

Bryan County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed made sure to attend a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education ...

September 29, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

DOT hosting open house Tuesday on 144/I-95 proposal

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold an open house Tuesday in Richmond Hill on its proposed plans for safety improvements to the interchange at ...

September 28, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Fort McAllister State Park to host ‘Your State Parks Day’ on Saturday

Fort McAllister State Historic Park will host "Your State Parks Day," a volunteer event, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the ...

September 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Library Book Club to meet next week

The Richmond Hill Library Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the small conference room of the library, 9607 Ford ...

September 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Eight BCHS students shine in essay contest

Eight Bryan County High School students earned extra cash with their reading and writing skills this summer, winning awards in an essay contest about the ...

September 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Ogeechee Riverkeeper cancels paddle trip

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has canceled the September paddle trip, which had been scheduled for Saturday at Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge, because of unforeseen circumstances. The paddle ...

September 24, 2015 | | Local news

Pumpkin Patch set for Oct. 3

There will be pumpkins, mums, games, food, decorations - whatever one wants to celebrate the beginning of fall - at this year's Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by ...

September 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Webster U. to host female empowerment conference

Webster University sponsors an annual university-wide community-service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news

Supporters tout benefits of Coastal Greenway

Supporters of the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway touted its economic potential and health and safety benefits to a joint study committee that met Monday in ...

September 23, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

Deputy remembered: 'To know Rick was to love Rick'

As an investigator in the Chatham County Sheriff's Office's Internal Affairs Unit, Cpl. Rick Hall took his job very seriously.

September 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

DOT: Overpass repairs pushed back to mid-October

Repairs to the damaged Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 in Richmond Hill have been delayed and now aren't expected to begin until mid-October ...

September 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news

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