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Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the News | Local news


Expect lane closures on 17 near Kelly Davis

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are doing road work on Highway 17 South through Feb. 21 to build a right turn lane onto Kellly Davis Drive. That means temporary lane closures in and around the work zone, and motorists are asked to slow down in the area.

February 02, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School board seeking input on school calendars

A survey at www.bryancountyschools.org is asking parents, faculty and others to weigh in on Bryan County Schools proposed calendars for next year - and the year after that, too.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Rep. Carter announces academy nominations from Bryan

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter recently announced his nominations from Bryan County to the United States service academies.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Bryan County News Bryan County News | Local news


Fire damages Ellabell home

An Ellabell home was partially gutted by fire Friday. No one was home when the fire broke out, authorities said.

January 28, 2017 | Dan Scott For the Bryan County News | Local news


Infinger a newcomer to politics no more

Carter Infinger was a newcomer to politics in 2010 when he ran for and won the District 4 seat on the Bryan County Commission.

January 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Daniel Defense to sponsor NASCAR XFINITY car

Black Creek-based Daniel Defense got quite a bit of air on cable news shows a few years ago when owner Marty Daniel went on Fox News to claim the NFL wouldn't let him run a TV ad on the Super Bowl.

January 26, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Fort Stewart

The National Weather Service on Monday confirmed the first tornado in the area from the weekend storms touched down near Fort Stewart. It was an EF-1, according to the NWS storm survey team. More details as they become available.

January 23, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of 2015 crash on I-16

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which killed Georgia Southern University Nursing students.

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


History on every corner

There is perhaps no better way to know a place than to walk around in it.

January 20, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


RHHS student to attend inauguration

When President-Elect Donald Trump is inaugurated Friday in Washington, D.C., one Richmond Hill High School student will be among those in attendance.

January 19, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Duplexes in Ford Plantation? Maybe

The Richmond Hill City Council approved a controversial redesignation Tuesday night of 28.5 acres on the Ford Plantation from single family to duplex in a unanimous vote that could potentially increase the number of homes on the affected acreage from 22 to 52.

January 19, 2017 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate the Positive" as a theme. Here is an version that has been edited for length:

January 16, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


31 Georgia Hospitals face Medicare penalties

Nearly one in four Georgia hospitals are being penalized by the federal government for high rates of patient injuries.

January 13, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


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Bryan County Schools makes state AP honor roll list

The percentage of Georgia graduates scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school increased again this year, even as participation ...

February 24, 2017 | Special to the Bryan County News | Local news


Rep. Allen to promote free tax filing programs

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen will meet with community leaders and the public at 10 a.m. Friday at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library to discuss ...

February 24, 2017 | | Local news


Clubs scramble to fill $$ void left by storm

Hurricane Matthew made an impact on Bryan County in more ways than one.

February 22, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Local news


Pembroke approves vote on Sunday alcohol sales

Pembroke City Council approved a referendum resolution Monday that would allow Sunday sales of packaged alcohol

February 16, 2017 | LeeAnna Tatum Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan GOP honors Daniel Defense founder

The Bryan County Republican Party honored Daniel Defense founder Marty Daniel and longtime County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed during the group's monthly meeting Feb ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


County fills board vacancies, tables cluster ordinance

It was a night of appointments at the Bryan County Commission meeting Tuesday as the group made appointments to the development authority, the planning and ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Local Democrats to meet Feb. 26

The Bryan County Democratic Committee meets from 4 to 6 p.m. the last Sunday of each month at The United Way of the Coastal ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill names city clerk

The City of Richmond Hill recently announced it has hired Dawnne Greene to serve as city clerk. In that role, she will manage administrative and ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Bryan County News Bryan County News | Local news


Ossabaw Foundation names director emeritus

OSSABAW ISLAND - Dr. Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees.

February 11, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


City officials recognized for training

Richmond Hill City Manager Chris Lovell and city council members John Fesperman Jr., Johnny A. Murphy and Russ Carpenter were all recognized by the Georgia ...

February 10, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


City diverts funds for park improvements

The Richmond Hill City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to divert $100,000 in 2017 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds that were ...

February 10, 2017 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Wrongful death case before Georgia Supreme Court

An attorney for a 14-year-old who committed suicide six years ago argued before the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a police officer is responsible for ...

February 09, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


School bond issue, ESPLOST move closer to vote

A $100 million bond issue for new schools and the renewal of the penny sales tax for education, ESPLOST, will be up for voters to ...

February 09, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Oral arguments held in wrongful death suit against Richmond Hill

Oral arguments were held Tuesday before the Georgia Supreme Court in a wrongful death suit filed against Richmond Hill.

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


RHHS hosting 2-AAAAAA basketball tourey

Richmond Hill High School is hosting the Region 2-AAAAAA basketball tournaments this week.

February 06, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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