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Councilman and wife safe after unexpected water adventure

John Fesperman laughed when fellow Councilman Russ Carpenter good-naturedly called him "Gilligan" at Tuesday night's Richmond Hill City Council meeting.

July 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Georgia Southern's Keel named Georgia Regents University's next president

After more than five years years as president of Georgia Southern University, Dr. Brooks Keel is leaving to become president of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, effective July 20.

July 08, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Area dentists protest proposed Fort Stewart clinic

Some Liberty County dentists are upset that a new dental clinic is coming to Fort Stewart through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

July 08, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


'No doubt' roundabout will be done before school starts

Construction of a roundabout at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road is set to begin Thursday under a revised schedule by the contractor.

July 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


I-95 overpass repairs to begin soon

The Georgia Department of Transportation is determining whether to repair or to replace the damaged support beams on the Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 in Richmond Hill, according to a GDOT spokeswoman.

July 07, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


All lanes of I-95 are open in Richmond Hill

All lanes of Interstate 95 at exit 87 in Richmond Hill now open to traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced Saturday afternoon.

July 04, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Exit 87 reopens, lanes remain closed after truck mishap

The exit 87 off ramp from Interstate 95 south in Richmond Hill reopened around 9 p.m. Thursday, about 11 hours after a tractor trailer struck the I-95 overpass.

July 03, 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 02, 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 Murphy McKeel's memory

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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Richmond Hill streamlining development regulations

Over the next 12 months, a planning firm will work with Richmond Hill leaders to streamline the city's land-development regulations.

July 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Watch for military vehicles on highways

Military vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Hunter Army Airfield to Fort Stewart late Thursday.

July 10, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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