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Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Bryan County raises fee for unsightly property

Bryan County residents now will face stiffer penalties for not keeping their property tidy.

June 15, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Bryan County Family Connection gives thanks

Rebecca Swope couldn't help choking up as soon as she took the podium Thursday at Bryan County Family Connection's appreciation luncheon.

June 11, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

A chain-reaction crash that claimed the lives of five Georgia Southern University nursing students on April 22 is still fresh on people's minds.

June 11, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

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


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Tight timetable set for roundabout work

Drivers should expect delays next week as grading and other site work begin for construction of a roundabout at Highway 144 and Belfast River Road.

June 09, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Pembroke police pleased with tag reader

The Pembroke Police Department's trial use of an automated license plate reader has worked so well, it might become permanent.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Deal with DOT saves Richmond Hill $700,000

Relocating water and sewer lines for the widening of Highway 144 will not cost the city of Richmond Hill any money.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Officials: ‘Spill’ from wastewater treatment plant not a major concern

A recent discharge at Richmond Hill's Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant was termed a "major spill," but city and state officials claim it is no cause for alarm.

June 08, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


Cross not a burden for Pembroke man

A Pembroke man will walk around Statesboro next Saturday carrying a large orange cross to help a local family in need.

June 06, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT For the Bryan County News | Local news


Area unemployment rate lowest in 7 years

The Georgia Department of Labor announced recently that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for April was 5.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 5.8 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since June 2008 when it was 5.3 percent. The rate in April 2014 was 6.5 percent.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


3 ‘major hotels’ coming to Richmond Hill

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 05, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Local news


Historical Sociey to host June lecture on Ford today

The Richmond Hill Historical Society announced that its monthly lecture will focus on the impact of Henry and Clara Ford.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


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'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


Appeal filed in wrongful-death lawsuit

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers is now headed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

June 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


‘We overcome evil with good’

One by one, people took the pulpit at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill to do the one thing they all could for the people of Charleston, South Carolina - pray.

June 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


City downplays sewage spill

A recent discharge at Richmond Hill's Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant was termed a "major spill," but city and state officials claim it is no cause for alarm.

June 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Local news


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