View Mobile Site

Archive By Section - Local news


Pembroke PD opens new substation

The Pembroke Police Department celebrated the opening of a new substation Tuesday at Miller Village.

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Exchange Club honors top public safety officers

Richmond Hill Exchange Club President Laura Evans said driving past a traffic stop on her way to work Wednesday morning reminded her of why the club has been honoring the county's top public safety officers since 1990.

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Blotter: Man forgets to shut car hood, trucker causes ruckus, more

From Pembroke Police Department, Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

March 25, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan County High School students attend 2015 Career Day

More than 500 Bryan County High School students attended 2015 Career Day on Tuesday at the school. Among the subjects were nursing, law enforcement, paramedics, various branches of the military and journalism.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


LeAnna Williams before 2015 Career Day at BCHS

Bryan County High School sophomore LeAnna Williams helps Bryan County News reporter Jeff Whitten get the camera ready prior to 2015 Career Day.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Last living member of original Richmond Hill City Council dies

Thomas Darieng, the last living member of the first Richmond Hill City council and one of the city's founding fathers, died Thursday at Hospice House of Savannah.

March 20, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill voters to decide on Sunday sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Public hearing on offshore drilling set for Tuesday in Savannah

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a public meeting Tuesday on proposed offshore drilling along the Georgia coast.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Transportation plan changes in Senate

Controversial legislation that could change the way Georgia funds its transportation infrastructure has undergone another change – this one less damaging to local government coffers, officials say.

March 18, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


City calls for referendum on Sunday package sales

Members of Richmond Hill city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide if they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Police reports: Taco thrown at restaurant

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

March 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Next Bark Park fundraiser set for March 21

Area award-winning news anchor Sonny Dixon confirmed will act as emcee and auctioneer Saturday, March 21, at the Bark Park fundraiser "Bryan's Bash - Dinner & Drinks," at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 14, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Garden Club honors memory of member

The Richmond Hill Garden Club recently celebrated Georgia Arbor Day with a memorial service honoring long-time club member Barry McElveen, who died last September. The club dedicated a Savannah Holly tree to McElveen and placed a plaque in front of it. McElveen, a local businessman, also was active in club projects including the fall Pumpkin Patch fundraiser and placing the bluebird houses in Henderson park.

March 14, 2015 | | Local news


Elks Lodge donates coats, money

Chris Goodrich, the exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 183 in Savannah, presents a box of warm coats and a check to Maj. Phil Swyers of the Salvation Army. Future Exalted Ruler Al Deutsch assisted with the presentation.

March 13, 2015 | | Local news


BCHS football coach, AD leaving

Bryan County High School football coach and athletic director Mark Wilson is leaving the school.

March 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


1 2 3 4 5  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 100

Articles by Section - 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

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 Schools to become IE2

The Bryan County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) school district.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | 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


Summer lunches may cost county

Bryan County may have to pick up the financial slack for South Bryan children who need the federally funded summer-lunch program because of guidelines that limit where those children can be fed.

April 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Congressman says pipeline project must be held to standards

The company hoping to build a pipeline through coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if the project is approved, First District Congressman Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County considering larger RH Library

With $1.25 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax money allocated this year toward a new library in South Bryan, officials say plans to replace the Richmond Hill Library with one more than twice its size could be closer to fruition now than ever before.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


1 2 3  Next »  Last »

Page 1 of 3


Please wait ...