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City holding comprehensive plan open house

The city of Richmond Hill will host an open house on its comprehensive plan from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

November 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

Veterans saluted at Bryan County High School

Patrick Bowers spent 17 years in the Army and served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq before retiring as a sergeant first class.

November 10, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

County gets $2.9M for water/sewer

Bryan County has received a $2.9 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to expand water and sewer projects on both ends of the county.

November 10, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil | Local news

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announces new staff

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) has announced staff changes, including the appointment of a new Riverkeeper/Executive Director. The nonprofit's board of directors and current team members are excited to welcome Dr. Simona Perry as the organization's new leader.

November 10, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 09, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news

County hosting more planning forums

Bryan County will hold two public input sessions this week where community members can offer insights and suggestions on the county's proposed comprehensive plan.

November 08, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

City council: townhomes, parades, parks

The Richmond Hill City Council addressed several issues in a relatively short 25-minute meeting Tuesday night.

November 08, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil | Local news

SPLOST passes overwhelmingly

Less than 5 percent of Bryan County voters took to the polls, but those who did overwhelmingly approved the SPLOST renewal Tuesday, 84 percent to 16 percent.

November 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

Election Day

Polls are open until 7 p.m. as voters countywide consider a SPLOST renewal, while in Pembroke residents will decide whether or not to grant a Freeport Exemption.

November 07, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

Local man’s ‘Got Talent’

A music career spanning five decades will take another step forward when Mark Cartwright auditions for "America's Got Talent" later this month.

November 03, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil | Local news

Ghosts in Bryan County?

Bill Edwards, who hosts a radio talk show on WTKS in Savannah, related a story this morning about a former staffer driving through Richmond Hill one night who said he almost hit a woman standing in the street wearing a black sweater.

October 31, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil | Local news

Paving operations to close lanes on Hwy. 204

Paving work along Highway 204 this week will require lane closures in Chatham County.

October 30, 2017 | Bryan County News | Local news

Halloween hours set

The Richmond Hill Police Department has set trick-or-treating hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Tuesday, while the city of Pembroke says hours there will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

October 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

Bryan County United Way needs spike in donations to meet this year's fundraising goal

With about $80,000 pledged, and only three weeks left in the campaign, United Way organizers are counting on the generosity of area residents and businesses in Bryan County to step up and help them reach or top their 2017 fundraising goal of $175,000.

October 24, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news

County: Questions remain over city annexation

Bryan County officials are urging residents to make their opinions known over a proposed annexation that would add about 5,000 acres to the city of Richmond Hill.

October 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news

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Fundraiser started for Breona Watkins

The sister of a Richmond Hill woman killed by gun shots over the weekend has created a GoFundMe account for the family.

January 17, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

County moves ahead with intersection projects

Three key intersections in South Bryan will be studied for improvements as the Bryan County Board of Commissioners continues to address growth and infrastructure issues.

January 17, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

Second survey winner chosen

Kathy Platt of Richmond Hill is the second of two winners in the Bryan County News reader survey.

January 16, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the News | Local news

Pembroke man arrested on drug charges

A Pembroke man was arrested Thursday on drug charges.

January 13, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Floyd is only finalist for Pembroke administrator

Pembroke Downtown Development Authority Director Alex Floyd was named as finalist for city administrator at Monday night's council meeting.

January 11, 2018 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Local news

County kicks off year with quick business meeting

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners addressed several items of business during a relatively short meeting Tuesday in Pembroke to start 2018.

January 09, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

Flag rededicated for fallen soldier

North Bryan firearms manufacturer Daniel Defense hosted a flag rededication in honor of fallen Army Staff Sgt. Anthony "Cookie" D. Davis at its recently completed ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Walthourville police chief expects to be fired

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he expects to be terminated Monday.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Fatal bus crash headed to court?

The cause of a Dec. 5, school bus accident that claimed the life of 5-year-old Cambria Shuman has not been released yet, however Liberty County ...

January 05, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Equipment failure at Hinesville's Fort Stewart water pollution control plant leads to spill

Hinesville announced Friday that its water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after ...

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Highway 144 on Fort Stewart reopened

Update: 144 East on Fort Stewart from Richmond Hill to Hinesville is now reopened. Drivers are still urged to drive carefully.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the News | Local news

The thaw begins

Life is starting to return to normal after the first measurable snow fall in Coastal Georgia since 1989.

January 05, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

Ice came, ice saw, ice conquered

Coastal Georgia's first snowfall since 1989 was not as bad as some predicted, but its impact will be felt for days as nightly temperatures ...

January 03, 2018 | Ted O'Neil | Local news

Storm could postpone home delivery of Bryan County News

Due to hazardous driving conditions caused by the storm and noted by local law enforcement, it is possible your Bryan County News print edition will ...

January 03, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

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