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Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Tight timetable set for roundabout work

Drivers should expect delays next week as grading and other site work begin for construction of a roundabout at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road.

June 09, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Pembroke police pleased with tag reader

The Pembroke Police Department's trial use of an automated license plate reader has worked so well, it might become permanent.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Deal with DOT saves Richmond Hill $700,000

Relocating water and sewer lines for the widening of Highway 144 will not cost the city of Richmond Hill any money.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Officials: ‘Spill’ from wastewater treatment plant not a major concern

A recent discharge at Richmond Hill's Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant was termed a "major spill," but city and state officials claim it is no cause for alarm.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Cross not a burden for Pembroke man

A Pembroke man will walk around Statesboro next Saturday carrying a large orange cross to help a local family in need.

June 06, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT For the Bryan County News | Local news


Area unemployment rate lowest in 7 years

The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for April was 5.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 5.8 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since June 2008 when it was 5.3 percent. The rate in April 2014 was 6.5 percent.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


3 ‘major hotels’ coming to Richmond Hill

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 05, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Historical Sociey to host June lecture on Ford today

The Richmond Hill Historical Society announced that its monthly lecture will focus on the impact of Henry and Clara Ford.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fly-in to benefit Bryan families

The upcoming Liberty County Blazing Angels Fly-in charity event on Saturday and Sunday in Hinesville will support Family Promise of Bryan County, a charity focused on helping local homeless families.

June 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


City to appeal in suit against officer

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers could go to a jury trial, but a judge's ruling in the case will be appealed first.

June 04, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Top-notch barbecue

A new book deems Smokin Pig as one of the best barbecue restaurants in the United States.

June 04, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Area unemployment rate lowest in 7 years

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for April was 5.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 5.8 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since June 2008 when it was 5.3 percent. The rate in April 2014 was 6.5 percent.

May 28, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Bryan County High graduation: ‘Always a Redskin’

Brooke Edwards began her valedictorian address by congratulating her fellow Bryan County High School graduates.

May 27, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


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Exit 87 to be 'closed for a lengthy period of time'

One lane of Interstate 95 South and the exit 87 off ramp in Richmond Hill are being shut down after a tractor trailer struck the overpass this morning.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Little reaction here to same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Friday that same-sex couples can marry nationwide has, at least on the surface, drawn little reaction in Bryan County.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Rotarian of Year earned by Merritt

The week before Christmas last year, Teresa Merritt hosted the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's first Military Night Out at her local dance studio.

June 28, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Community goes extra mile in memory of young boy

The McKeel family was able to visit Richmond Hill for only a few hours this weekend, but the memory will last a lifetime.

June 27, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate rises to 5.9 percent in May

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for May was 5.9 percent, up 0.5 percentage point from 5.4 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.1 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Bryan County offering several ways to celebrate the Fourth

A community picnic, a car show, live entertainment, historical re-enactments and, of course, fireworks are among the ways America's independence will be celebrated around Bryan County.

June 24, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Richmond Hill signs off on wastewater treatment loan

The city of Richmond Hill put the final touch Monday on the $23.5 million loan it is receiving to build the new Sterling Creek wastewater treatment facility.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Appeal filed in wrongful-death lawsuit

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers is now headed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


‘We overcome evil with good’

One by one, people took the pulpit at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill to do the one thing they all could for the people of Charleston, South Carolina - pray.

June 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


City downplays sewage spill

A recent discharge at Richmond Hill's Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant was termed a "major spill," but city and state officials claim it is no cause for alarm.

June 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


DNR hears from public on possible license fee increases

A scattering of people from Bryan and surrounding counties turned out Wednesday for a public forum on potential cost increases for hunting and fishing licenses in Georgia.

June 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation's denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.

June 18, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Pembroke wins grant for new playground equipment

The small city of Pembroke got a big response from the community to receive a grant toward new playground equipment.

June 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


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