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Legislators back Coastal Greenway with words, funds

The 20-year effort to build a bicycle-pedestrian path through coastal Georgia from Savannah to St. Marys has been given a boost by the 2016 Legislature.

July 07, 2016 | By Jo Hickson Special to the News | Local news


Red Cross faces summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give to replenish a low summer blood supply.

July 07, 2016 | Special to the News | Local news


Open house set for new Bryan County flood maps

An open house on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's new Bryan County flood maps will be held July 18.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Voters back at polls for two BC races

Bryan County voters are going back to the polls to decide two races that did not have clear winners in the May primaries.

July 07, 2016 | By Ted O'Neil | Local news


Richmond Hill receives flood insurance upgrade

Eligible policyholders who have flood insurance in the city of Richmond Hill can expect to save about $120 a year because of the city's voluntary participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Rating System.

July 05, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Wanted: Artwork from southeast Georgia

The Office of the Governor in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts announces a call for entries for "The Art of Georgia II: Portraits of a Community." This second iteration of the exhibit follows the inaugural "Art of Georgia: Celebrating Georgia's Landscapes and People," which exhibited 133 works by 95 Georgia artists from 2012 to 2014.

July 03, 2016 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Large turnout for city’s Fourth of July party

Thousands of people streamed into J.F. Gregory Park Saturday evening for food, music and fireworks, but Luis Rodriguez Jr. only had one thing on his mind: the inflatable Mickey Mouse bounce area.

July 02, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Fort McAllister’s ‘living history’ marks the 4th

Dillan Lee called out commands as Chandler Anderson and Scott Lawson loaded their Civil War-era rifles Saturday at Fort McAllister.

July 02, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Patriotic Chevy takes center stage

John DiMarco's 1937 Chevy was parked almost in the middle of the lot Saturday during the "Star Spangled" Cars and Coffee at the Richmond Hill History Museum.

July 02, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Richmond Hill mayor receives municipal awards

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler recently received the Certificate of Excellence and the Robert E. Knox Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute Certificate at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) 83rd Annual Convention in Savannah on June 27.

June 30, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Richmond Hill eyes new park

The city of Richmond Hill is considering building what is called a "passive park" on 187 acres behind the Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision off Harris Trail.

June 30, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


School supplies sought for families in need

Bryan County Schools and United Way of the Coastal Empire are teaming up to collect school supplies for local families in need. They're going about it in a unique way though, using a school bus to collect the donations.

June 29, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Rotary installs new board, hands out awards

The Richmond Hill Rotary Club installed its new officers and board for 2016-2017 and handed out several awards at its annual meeting recently.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Search begins for new RH police chief

The city of Richmond Hill is looking for a new police chief for the first time in three decades.

June 28, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Independence Day festivities slated for July 2

Three separate events Saturday in Richmond Hill will help people get an early start on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

June 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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Parents of injured cheerleader sue Bryan County Schools

The parents of a cheerleader injured during Richmond Hill High School's 2015 homecoming parade have sued the school district and several people involved with ...

July 28, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Krupp, Montgomery win runoffs

The candidates who finished with the most votes in their May primary races - Don Montgomery and Karen Krupp - continued that momentum Tuesday, winning their respective ...

July 26, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Richmond Hill Sanders delegate: DNC emails ‘very troubling’

Lisa Ring of Richmond Hill said Monday from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that leaked Democratic National Committee emails showing favoritism to Hillary Clinton ...

July 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine and Ted O'Neil editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Flag removed from Bryan County Courthouse

A Christian flag in the courtroom at the Bryan County Courthouse has been removed, Clerk of Courts Rebecca Crowe confirmed Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


National Night Out set for Aug. 4

In partnership with the Richmond Hill Police Department, the city of Richmond Hill will host National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug ...

July 23, 2016 | Special to the News | Local news


New principals, new teachers for Bryan County Schools

New faces will be everywhere this year for Bryan County Schools, including 90 new teachers and two new principals.

July 22, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Christian flag in Bryan County courtroom could spur appeals

The leader of the group that demanded a Christian flag be removed from the courtroom in the Bryan County Courthouse thinks its presence could lead ...

July 22, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Christian filmmaker promotes new movie in Richmond Hill

Christian filmmaker Dave Christiano calls Hollywood "the most powerful, destructive force on the planet," but he is trying to change that one movie at a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant

SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the News | Local news


Brookshire to run for 4th District Commissioners seat

Brad Brookshire has announced he will seek the 4th District seat on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners in the Nov. 8 election.

July 21, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


RHFD introduces newest member

The Richmond Hill Fire Department's newest member is too big to fit in any fire trucks and won't be able to put out ...

July 21, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Richmond Hill purchasing three new vehicles

The Richmond Hill City Council voted Tuesday night to purchase three new vehicles for nearly $100,000, including $35,000 for a new patrol vehicle ...

July 20, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Bryan County Schools highly rated for financial efficiency

Bryan County Schools is just one of eight districts statewide to receive 4.5 stars out of five on a new Financial Efficiency Star Ratings ...

July 19, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Bryan County to remove Christian flag from courtroom after complaint

A Wisconsin-based organization is requesting that a Christian flag be removed from the courtroom in the Bryan County Courthouse.

July 19, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Pembroke City Clerk Betty Hill retires

Pembroke City Council recognized Betty Hill, who retired after 22 years as city clerk, during its meeting Monday.

July 19, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


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