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Cartwright named head coach at BCHS

Veteran coach Allen Cartwright has been named the new head football coach at Bryan County High School, it was announced Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | | Local news


Volvo coming to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 29, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Charge filed in 2014 Station Exchange shooting

Richmond Hill police have charged Malic Stevens of Savannah in the August 2014 daytime shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange Employee.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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 Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 24, 2015 | 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 a recent meeting in Richmond Hill.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Former BCHS teacher charged with sexual exploitation of children

A former Bryan County High School teacher and coach was arrested today for sexual exploitation of children, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Department.

April 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | | Local news


Police blotter: Man tries to walk home from bar, decides to take nap at car wash instead

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

April 21, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Kinder Morgan set to give presentation to DABC

Kinder Morgan, the company behind the proposed Palmetto Pipeline project, is scheduled to give a presentation Wednesday morning to members of the Development Authority of Bryan County, according to a proposed agenda sent out Monday afternoon by the DABC.

April 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Breakfast kicks off Georgia Cities Week

Armstrong State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken spoke about the importance of partnerships at Monday's breakfast to kick off Georgia Cities Week. The event at the Richmond Hill City Center was hosted by the city, which co-sponsored the breakfast with the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. Roughly 40 people attended the hour-long breakfast, which included an update on city projects from Mayor Harold Fowler. Others attending included Pembroke Mayor Mary Warnell, Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed, Development Authority of Bryan County Chairman Derrick Smith and Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber Executive Director Brianne Yontz.

April 20, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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Richmond Hill salutes 'fallen heroes'

Meeting two groups of military veterans, of different generations, left an indelible mark on U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter.

May 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Richmond Hill High graduates step off into the future

The future began Saturday for more than 400 Richmond Hill High School students who marched across the stage at the Savannah Civic Center to receive their high-school diplomas.

May 25, 2015 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Local news


Bryan County News hires assistant editor

Paul Floeckher has been named assistant editor of the Bryan County News and bryancountynews.com.

May 20, 2015 | | Local news


3 more lawsuits filed in fatal I-16 pileup

Three more lawsuits have been filed in connection with last month's pileup on Interstate 16 in North Bryan that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students and seriously injured two others.

May 20, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


GDOT denies Palmetto Pipeline certificate request

Tuesday's denial of Kinder Morgan's request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity does not mean the Palmetto Pipeline is dead.

May 20, 2015 | By Jason Wermers and Paul Floeckher jwermers@bryancountynews.com, pfloeckher@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Ground broken on affordable housing in Pembroke

Before officials broke ground last week on Pembroke's $9.5 million Sawmill Landing project, Mayor Mary Warnell called the 60-unit development off Surrency Street another sign the city is ready for business.

May 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke Library adds computers

Pembroke Library patrons probably noticed something different about the facility when they walked in the door last week.

May 13, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County officials look to move on from Volvo

Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed awoke early Monday morning to a phone call with news he didn't want.

May 13, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


More lawsuits filed in fatal I-16 pileup

Two wrongful-death lawsuits were filed Tuesday in Bryan County Superior Court in connection with the Interstate 16 pileup that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students last month, and a third is expected soon.

May 13, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Liberty OKs shooting range near county line

A new, private gun club and shooting facility will be developed on the east side of North Coastal Highway 17 near the Leroy Coffer Highway intersection, close to the Bryan County line.

May 12, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


Expect lane closures on Highway 144 around Fort Stewart

Road work on Highway 144 began Sunday night and will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said in an email Monday morning.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Volvo chooses SC over Bryan County

Bryan County's loss is the Charleston, South Carolina area's gain.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Fort Stewart announces prescribed burns

Smoke might be visible in and around Fort Stewart today because the post's Forestry Branch will perform prescribed burns in the following training areas:

May 07, 2015 | | Local news


Richmond Hill’s statistical mom

Richmond Hill's Tara Jennings has one of those jobs that's hard to define.

May 06, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill joins regional planning group

Richmond Hill now is a full-fledged member of the Savannah-based Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, known as CORE MPO for short.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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