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Commissioners meeting postponed a week

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners, which normally meets the second Tuesday of the month, has moved its May meeting from May 10 to May 17. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 17 in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Bryan County Courthouse in Pembroke.

May 12, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Richmond Hill's sewage violation fines end, new plant running

The city of Richmond Hill no longer has to pay fines of up to $1,500 a month to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division now that its wastewater treatment plant is fully functional.

May 04, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Richmond Hill wastewater plant fully functional

The city of Richmond Hill no longer has to pay fines of up to $1,500 a month to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division now that its wastewater treatment plant is fully functional.

May 04, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Pembroke charter school group attracts more than 250 students

With less than two weeks before its application to the state is due, the North Bryan group of parents, educators and business leaders trying to establish a public charter school in Pembroke is pleased with its progress.

May 03, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the News | Local news


Richmond Hill resident to showcase 1963 Studebaker Avanti in NC

Richmond Hill resident Art Thumwood, first place winner of the Avanti Fest in Jacksonville, Florida, will show his 1963 Studebaker Avanti at Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on Saturday.

April 29, 2016 | | Local news


New principal appointed at McAllister Elementary School

The Bryan County Board of Education at its April 28 meeting appointed Bivins Miller as the next principal of McAllister Elementary School.

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


Primary election May 24; early voting starts Monday

Bryan County voters will decide six local races in this year's primary election, with all partisan races consisting of only Republican candidates.

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


Ellabell man authors ‘Chicken Soup’ story

Sonny Cohrs and his wife, Brandy, like to joke that Porter, their chocolate Lab, "Found us, we didn't find him."

April 27, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Board of Ed candidates trade verbal jabs at forum

A candidate forum Tuesday evening at Richmond Hill City Center was mostly cordial until the very end, when the three candidates for vice chairman of the Bryan County Board of Education spoke.

April 27, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Campaign signs dot Bryan County landscape

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign."

April 27, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Bryan County Schools plans for decade of growth

JEKYLL ISLAND - Using conservative estimates, the Bryan County school system expects to grow by 3,500 students over the next decade, but officials say they cannot wait that long to prepare for the increase.

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


Deadline to register to vote in primary is Tuesday

The last day to register to vote in the May 24 general primary election is Tuesday.

April 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Retired educators award scholarship

Oretha Hunter, a paraprofessional at Richmond Hill Primary School, was recently awarded a $500 scholarship by the Bryan-Evans Retired Educators Association. Hunter is a senior at Liberty University completing a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

April 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Local GOP avoids controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 20, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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Primary Election News & Notes

A first-time observer's thoughts on Tuesday's primary.

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


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the News | Local news


Exchange Club fishing derby June 4

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill will host its 26th annual fishing derby from 8 a.m. to noon on June 4 at the DNR ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


RHPD captures Pennsylvania bank robber

Richmond Hill police early Sunday morning captured a suspect wanted in Pennsylvania after finding him in a parked vehicle outside a local business.

May 25, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Solicitor General race could go to recount; other contests settled

Just seven votes separate second and third places - Andrew Johnson and Chet Gregg - in the primary results for Bryan County Solicitor General. The margin is ...

May 24, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Schools see 38% drop in discipline issues

Being "sent to the principal's office" is something students in Bryan County and Richmond Hill middle and high schools experienced less frequently this past ...

May 24, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


County gets state money for Harris Trail project

Bryan County will receive $110,000 from the Georgia Department of Transportation for improvements along Harris Trail in anticipation of higher traffic volumes.

May 23, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Primary election is Tuesday

Early voting has ended, but the actual Primary Election is Tuesday. Here is a recap of all our candidate profiles:

May 22, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Richmond Hill High School graduation

(Editor's note: For more information and pictures about commencement ceremonies for both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high schools, please see Thursday's Bryan ...

May 22, 2016 | Steve Scholar | Local news


Bryan County High School graduation

(Editor's note: For more information and pictures about commencement ceremonies for both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high schools, please see Thursday's Bryan ...

May 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


Bryan County Schools might waive GMAS scores

Bryan County Schools Superintendent Paul Brooksher is recommending that the board of education set aside its policy of using scores from the Georgia Milestones Assessment ...

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


County commissioners update two policies

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners updated two policies, dealing with purchasing and sick leave, at its monthly meeting recently.

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


Phifer wants to focus on skilled trades, teacher retention

Although two of her sons, who graduated from Richmond Hill High School, went to college and a third son, who is a RHHS student now ...

May 18, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Seger running for third term

Two-time incumbent Dennis Seger says he wants another term on the Bryan County Schools Board of Education because of unfinished business.

May 18, 2016 | Ted O'Neil | Local news


Bryan County Relay for Life raises $60,000

American Cancer Society officials announced this week that the Bryan County Relay for Life raised more than $60,000 to help in the fight against ...

May 18, 2016 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Local news


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