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Pembroke names new city administrator

Pembroke City Council has named a new administrator.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Library hosting essay contest for Bryan County students

Bryan County students have an opportunity to enjoy a science fiction adventure and maybe earn some cash expressing their ideas in an essay about the novel White Wing, by Gordon Kendall.

April 10, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


'Community conversation' touches variety of issues

Local leaders talked issues ranging from schools and transportation to health care during a two-hour "community conversation" April 2 at the Stevens Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.

April 10, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Pembroke senior center gets social

Danielle Durant could probably get elected president of McFadden Place tomorrow if she wanted.

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill man needs liver, kidney transplant

The gofundme.com Web page set up to help raise money for Timmy Shuman describes him as a humble, kind man who loves God and his family.

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Growth comes with a price

First of a series

April 08, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


City OKs $10 million loan application for new plant

Richmond Hill City Council approved a $10.5 million loan application Tuesday night to pay for the last phase of construction on the new Sterling Creek wastewater-treatment facility.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Richmond Hill Farmers Market to hold grand opening

Richmond Hill will hold a grand opening Tuesday at J.F. Gregory Park for the Farmers Market, which is now run by the city.

April 01, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Bryan County football stadiums slated for makeovers

The football stadiums at both Bryan County and Richmond Hill high school are getting offseason makeovers after the Bryan County school board voted to spend more than $540,000 to improve both facilities before next season.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County BoE mulls cutting day-care buses

A study by the Bryan County school system on whether it should stop providing bus transportation to day-care providers isn't going over well with some who rely on that transportation.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Young authors recognized

Winners of the Young Georgia Authors program district competition were recognized at the Bryan County Board of Education meeting March 26 at Lanier Primary. Those recognized were Richmond Hill Primary's Cole Thomas and Kamryn McGraw; Richmond Hill Elementary's Lauren Smith and Joanna Xiao; Bryan County Elementary's Rebekah Johnson; Carver Elementary's William Graves; Bryan County Middle's A.J. Anderson and Jessica Hammond; Richmond Hill Middle's Caren Bausch; and Richmond Hill High's Destinee' Rivera, Christina McKinley, Marion Jeffers and Francis Parco.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Carter visits Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center

Patients and residents at Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center in Richmond Hill got an impromptu visit Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., who talked to the mostly senior audience about the House's recent passage of a measure aimed at fixing Medicare.

April 01, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


GDOT to host pipeline hearing at City Center

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline project on April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Police blotter: Threats, meth allegations at Morgans Bridge Road address

The below incidents are taken from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Bryan Co. Schools will shift principals

McAllister Elementary got its first principal, and Bryan County High, Richmond Hill Primary and Carver Elementary each got a new principal after the Bryan County Board of Education voted last week to shuffle principals at several schools for the 2015-16 school year.

March 27, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


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Cartwright named head coach at BCHS

Veteran coach Allen Cartwright has been named the new head football coach at Bryan County High School, it was announced Thursday.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | | Local news


Volvo coming to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 29, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Charge filed in 2014 Station Exchange shooting

Richmond Hill police have charged Malic Stevens of Savannah in the August 2014 daytime shooting of a Suites at Station Exchange Employee.

April 28, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | 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 BoE picks flexibility preference

The Bryan County Board of Education charted its immediate future during its April 23 meeting by voting to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2, school district.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Whitten | 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


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