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Pembroke PD opens new substation

The Pembroke Police Department celebrated the opening of a new substation Tuesday at Miller Village.

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club honors top public safety officers

Richmond Hill Exchange Club President Laura Evans said driving past a traffic stop on her way to work Wednesday morning reminded her of why the club has been honoring the county's top public safety officers since 1990.

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blotter: Man forgets to shut car hood, trucker causes ruckus, more

From Pembroke Police Department, Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County High School students attend 2015 Career Day

More than 500 Bryan County High School students attended 2015 Career Day on Tuesday at the school. Among the subjects were nursing, law enforcement, paramedics, various branches of the military and journalism.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


LeAnna Williams before 2015 Career Day at BCHS

Bryan County High School sophomore LeAnna Williams helps Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten get the camera ready prior to 2015 Career Day.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Last living member of original Richmond Hill City Council dies

Thomas Darieng, the last living member of the first Richmond Hill City council and one of the city's founding fathers, died Thursday at Hospice House of Savannah.

March 20, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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


Public hearing on offshore drilling set for Tuesday in Savannah

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a public meeting Tuesday on proposed offshore drilling along the Georgia coast.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Transportation plan changes in Senate

Controversial legislation that could change the way Georgia funds its transportation infrastructure has undergone another change – this one less damaging to local government coffers, officials say.

March 18, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City calls for referendum on Sunday package sales

Members of Richmond Hill city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide if they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Police reports: Taco thrown at restaurant

From Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports.

March 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Next Bark Park fundraiser set for March 21

Area award-winning news anchor Sonny Dixon confirmed will act as emcee and auctioneer Saturday, March 21, at the Bark Park fundraiser "Bryan's Bash - Dinner & Drinks," at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Garden Club honors memory of member

The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently celebrated Georgia Arbor Day with a memorial service honoring long-time club member Barry McElveen, who died last September. The club dedicated a Savannah Holly tree to McElveen and placed a plaque in front of it. McElveen, a local businessman, also was active in club projects including the fall Pumpkin Patch fundraiser and placing the bluebird houses in Henderson park.

March 14, 2015 | | Local news


Elks Lodge donates coats, money

Chris Goodrich, the exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 183 in Savannah, presents a box of warm coats and a check to Maj. Phil Swyers of the Salvation Army. Future Exalted Ruler Al Deutsch assisted with the presentation.

March 13, 2015 | | Local news


BCHS football coach, AD leaving

Bryan County High School football coach and athletic director Mark Wilson is leaving the school.

March 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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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


Congressman says pipeline project must be held to standards

The company hoping to build a pipeline through coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if the project is approved, First District Congressman Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local 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


Richmond Hill to hold public hearing Tuesday on wetland delination

Richmond Hill will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to get input on new wetland delineations on the coast.

April 16, 2015 | Staff Bryan County | 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


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


Pembroke names new city administrator

Pembroke City Council has named a new administrator.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Library hosting essay contest for Bryan County students

Bryan County students have an opportunity to enjoy a science fiction adventure and maybe earn some cash expressing their ideas in an essay about the novel White Wing, by Gordon Kendall.

April 10, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


'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


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


Richmond Hill Farmers Market to hold grand opening

Richmond Hill will hold a grand opening Tuesday at J.F. Gregory Park for the Farmers Market, which is now run by the city.

April 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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