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GoFundMe account set up for Hummeldorf family

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of the firefighter killed in an accident in Savannah on Wednesday morning.

November 23, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day. All events are open to the public.

November 23, 2017 | Bryan County News | Local news


County employee drowns

A county employee drowned Tuesday while trying to help get a dog from a pond near the South Bryan Administration Building, according to Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith.

November 21, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Firehouse Subs, other RH businesses, close to opening

Cool, dry weather has helped aid progress on several Richmond Hill business construction projects.

November 20, 2017 | Bryan County News | Local news


Pembroke adds teeth to curfew

The Pembroke City Council passed an amendment to the curfew ordinance, adding ways violations of the curfew should be addressed by law enforcement during its regular meeting Nov. 13.

November 17, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Local news


County moves forward on impact fees

Bryan County commissioners took their first step Tuesday night to establish impact fees for developers building in the unincorporated portion of the county.

November 17, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Growth the main topic at Chamber breakfast

Growth and infrastructure were the topics of the day at the annual Grits and Government Legislative Breakfast Thursday.

November 16, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Yard of the Month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club has selected the home of Christa Martin at 195 St. Catherines Court in the Waterford Landing subdivision as their November Yard of the Month.

November 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City holding comprehensive plan open house

The city of Richmond Hill will host an open house on its comprehensive plan from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

November 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Veterans saluted at Bryan County High School

Patrick Bowers spent 17 years in the Army and served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq before retiring as a sergeant first class.

November 10, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


County gets $2.9M for water/sewer

Bryan County has received a $2.9 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to expand water and sewer projects on both ends of the county.

November 10, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces new staff

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has announced staff changes, including the appointment of a new Riverkeeper/Executive Director. The nonprofit's board of directors and current team members are excited to welcome Dr. Simona Perry as the organization's new leader.

November 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


County hosting more planning forums

Bryan County will hold two public input sessions this week where community members can offer insights and suggestions on the county's proposed comprehensive plan.

November 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City council: townhomes, parades, parks

The Richmond Hill City Council addressed several issues in a relatively short 25-minute meeting Tuesday night.

November 08, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil toneil@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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WildScapes symposium focuses on barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill ...

December 17, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


Survey says …

Vicki Bacon of Pembroke is the first winner in the Bryan County News reader survey.

December 15, 2017 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Safety concerns on Belfast River Road raised

Projected growth and increased use has many residents concerned about the safety of Belfast River Road, particularly at the Harris Trail intersection.

December 15, 2017 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Bridge renamed for Ellabell man

Drivers on Highway 280 may have recently noticed a new sign on the I-16 overpass bridge.

December 14, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Local news


Win some Christmas cash

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Having parade at night is likely new tradition

While it may have felt cold enough for it, snow was the one thing missing from Pembroke's Christmas festivities Saturday.

December 14, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH the VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art at his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Pembroke honors former mayor

The Pembroke City Council Monday named its chambers in honor of former Mayor Harry Owens, unveiling a new sign in the building's entryway. Owens ...

December 13, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum | Local news


County approves $36 million budget

Bryan County Commissioners approved a $36 million budget Tuesday night for fiscal year 2018, up from the current $33 million.

December 13, 2017 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


2017 Pembroke Christmas Parade photos

Click HERE to view photos from the 2017 Pembroke Christmas Parade.

December 11, 2017 | | Local news


Food trucks coming to Richmond Hill

A new dining experience - food trucks - may soon be available in Richmond Hill after city council reviewed an ordinance change that would allow them.

December 08, 2017 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Election volunteers honored

Bryan County Elections Supervisor Cindy Reynolds recently hosted a lunch for retired poll volunteers whose combined service to Bryan County totals more than 150 years.

December 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke parade to be Saturday night for lights

Christmas celebrations are in full swing as Pembroke prepares for its 34th annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday.

December 07, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Local news


Building a dynasty one step at a time

Levi Sybert, Richmond Hill High School technology specialist and head track and cross country coach, has worn many hats over the past decade.

December 07, 2017 | Evelyn Fallon | Local news


Chamber Holiday Market Saturday

The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual Holiday Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in J ...

December 05, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


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