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DOT: Overpass repairs won't begin until mid-September

Repairs to the damaged Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 in Richmond Hill will not start until next month, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Vote ensures Richmond Hill’s millage rate for 2015 will remain unchanged

Richmond Hill City Council voted Tuesday evening to hold the line on the city's 2015 millage rate at 4.209 mills.

August 05, 2015 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill City Council approves plat for ‘The Commons’

In a late addition to the Richmond Hill City Council meeting agenda Tuesday evening, the council approved the preliminary plat of "The Commons," a 273-acre development of 517 single- and multi-family lots off Harris Trail Road near Port Royal Road.

August 05, 2015 | By Steve Scholar Bryan County News | Local news


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Community comes together for rain-shortened Night Out

A storm moving through the area cut short Saturday's National Night Out observances in Richmond Hill and Pembroke.

August 01, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Richmond Hill Council plans to keep same millage rate

Richmond Hill City Council will have a public hearing on its proposed 2016 millage rate prior to its regular-scheduled meeting Tuesday night.

July 30, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


School board holds line on taxes

The Bryan County Board of Education has given final approval to a fiscal-year 2016 millage rate that will not raise county school taxes.

July 30, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate rises to 6.1 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, up 0.3 percentage point from 5.8 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 7.6 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


RHMS teacher gets national environmental award

A veteran Richmond Hill Middle School teacher was recognized as a top environmental educator in the nation during a ceremony Friday morning at the White House, according to a news release.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the News | Local news


Joe Nichols to headline Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

Country music singer Joe Nichols will headline this year's Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill.

July 17, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Midway residents speak up for trees

Beauty and safety were the main concerns of residents gathered at Monday's Midway City Council meeting.

July 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


RH City Council reschedules meeting

The regularly scheduled Richmond Hill City Council meeting, which was to take place Tuesday, has been postponed because of a lack of a quorum.

July 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia announces Barber Foods stuffed-chicken recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Barber Foods stuffed-chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk to pets and consumers.

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New roundabout causing some confusion

The roundabout at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road should be finished on schedule, according to county officials.

July 15, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


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Wastewater-treatment plant getting back on schedule

Construction of Richmond Hill's new Sterling Creek wastewater-treatment plant is getting back on schedule following rain delays, according to the city's assistant director ...

August 28, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Richmond Hill senior apartments nearly ready

JoAnn Stockman was impressed by a tour she took last week of the new Ashleigh Place senior-living apartments in Richmond Hill.

August 26, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Richmond Hill High School football seeks support

Richmond Hill High School competes in sports against schools such as Bradwell Institute and Effingham County, Statesboro and Ware County high schools in Georgia's ...

August 26, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Qualifying next week for RH, Pembroke elections

People interested in running for elected office in Richmond Hill and Pembroke this year will officially declare their candidacy next week.

August 24, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Development authority gets good audit

The Development Authority of Bryan County received a good financial bill of health from the accountant who conducted its 2014 audit.

August 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Seafood Festival entertainment schedule announced

Following last month's announcement of country-music singer Joe Nichols as the headliner, a number of other performers have been added to the schedule for ...

August 20, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


County holds line on millage rate

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners set the 2015 county millage rate at 9.15 mills Tuesday evening during a meeting at the county annex ...

August 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Pembroke Council approves millage rate, no tax hike

The Pembroke City Council met briefly Monday night, but it did manage to fit in an important vote.

August 10, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


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