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Solicitor General race going to a recount; run-off is July 26

Solicitor General race going to a recount; run-off is July 26

The margin between Andrew Johnson and Chet Gregg for second place in the three-way primary for Bryan County Solicitor General grew by one vote Friday ...

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Updated: may. 27, 2016 4:01 p.m.
School board approves $66 million budget

School board approves $66 million budget

The Bryan County Schools Board of Education Thursday night approved a tentative $66 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year, some $4.8 million more ...

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Memorial Day observances set

Memorial Day observances set

Richmond Hill and Pembroke will both mark Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Monday.

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Primary Election News & Notes

Primary Election News & Notes

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

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Road work closures suspended for weekend

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 ...

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Exchange Club fishing derby June 4

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 ...

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RHPD captures Pennsylvania bank robber

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.

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Solicitor General race could go to recount; other contests settled

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 ...

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Updated: may. 24, 2016 11:17 p.m.
Schools see 38% drop in discipline issues

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 ...

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Updated: may. 24, 2016 2:50 p.m.
County gets state money for Harris Trail project

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.

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Primary election is Tuesday

Primary election is Tuesday

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

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Richmond Hill High School graduation

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 ...

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Bryan County High School graduation

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 ...

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Bryan County Schools might waive GMAS scores

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 ...

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County commissioners update two policies

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.

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Phifer wants to focus on skilled trades, teacher retention

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 ...

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Seger running for third term

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.

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Bryan County Relay for Life raises $60,000

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 ...

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Singleton thinks business background would benefit schools

Singleton thinks business background would benefit schools

Audrey Singleton says she understand education after owning Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool since 1994, but she also understands what it’s like as a business ...

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Humphreys wants strong, unified school system

Humphreys wants strong, unified school system

Drew Humphreys grew up in a strong public school setting in southern Indiana and says he wants to make sure Bryan County has the same.

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Krupp looking for next level of school involvement

Krupp looking for next level of school involvement

Karen Krupp started off volunteering in local schools when her children started attending, and for the past six years has worked as a substitute teacher ...

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The oak trees come down: A timeline

The oak trees come down: A timeline

These photos were taken by Assistant Editor Ted O’Neil over the course of the past two weeks to show the progression of the work ...

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Updated: may. 18, 2016 12:40 p.m.
Bryan among fastest growing counties in the nation

Bryan among fastest growing counties in the nation

Bryan County was the 27th fastest growing county in the nation from 2010 to 2015, and 22nd for just 2015, according to information presented at ...

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North Bryan ranch plans to use horses as help for troubled youth

North Bryan ranch plans to use horses as help for troubled youth

Around 2009, Mandy Toole started thinking she wanted to do something more with her horses than just ride and take care of them. She wanted ...

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Richmond Hill STEM students unveil solar/electric vehicle

Richmond Hill STEM students unveil solar/electric vehicle

Students in the Scientific Research III class at Richmond Hill High School unveiled their semester-long project Tuesday, which entailed converting a gas-powered go-kart to one ...

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Ford Avenue oak trees coming down

Ford Avenue oak trees coming down

Despite the rain, workers continued Tuesday morning and early afternoon removing the centuries-old oak trees at the corner of Highways 144 and 17 in Richmond ...

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Updated: may. 17, 2016 1:21 p.m.
Pembroke ready for ‘Run Across Georgia,’ Memorial Day

Pembroke ready for ‘Run Across Georgia,’ Memorial Day

Pembroke prides itself on its strong ties to the military and nearby Fort Stewart.

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Richmond Hill grads enjoy ‘senior walk’

Richmond Hill grads enjoy ‘senior walk’

At 9 a.m. Monday, members of Richmond Hill High School’s Class of 2016 got up from their desks and left en masse.

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Updated: may. 16, 2016 12:29 p.m.
Family Promise golf outing a success

Family Promise golf outing a success

Family Promise of Bryan County’s second annual golf outing Friday afternoon moved the organization one step closer to opening, but it’s what happened ...

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Bryan County High School still waiting on valedictorian

Bryan County High School still waiting on valedictorian

They’ve spent countless late nights and weekends studying for four years, but they’ll have to wait a few more days before finding out ...

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Clara Ford gala raises $31,000

Clara Ford gala raises $31,000

The Richmond Hill Historical Society said today it raised more than $31,000 at fundraising events celebrating Clara Ford’s 150th birthday last month to ...

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Updated: may. 12, 2016 12:37 p.m.
Candidate profile: Don Montgomery, solicitor general

Candidate profile: Don Montgomery, solicitor general

Two decades ago, when he was named Police Officer of the Year for his work in Maryland’s Baltimore County, a reporter asked Don Montgomery ...

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Candidate profile: Chet Gregg, solicitor general

Candidate profile: Chet Gregg, solicitor general

Chet Gregg says he didn’t consider running for Bryan County solicitor general until he woke up one night in February with a feeling that ...

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Candidate profile: Andrew Johnson, solicitor general

Candidate profile: Andrew Johnson, solicitor general

In his 10 years as an attorney, Andrew Johnson has been a public defender, city attorney and city court judge, all of which he says ...

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Smith running for sixth term as sheriff

Smith running for sixth term as sheriff

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith, who began his law enforcement career 50 years ago, says he has no plans to retire and is running for ...

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Former deputy running for sheriff

Former deputy running for sheriff

Cleve White, who served 13 years as a Bryan County sheriff’s deputy, is running for sheriff because he doesn’t think the county is ...

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Pembroke American Legion post marches on

Pembroke American Legion post marches on

The members of the John Duggar American Legion Post 164 in Pembroke are not strangers to the concept of meeting a challenge head-on.

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Arborist recommended removing RH oak trees in 2014 report

An arborist hired by the city of Richmond Hill in 2014 to determine the condition of the centuries-old oaks at the intersection of Highways 144 ...

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Updated: may. 11, 2016 2:21 p.m.
Pembroke residents to vote on liquor sales

Pembroke residents to vote on liquor sales

Pembroke residents will get to decide in November whether their city allows restaurants to serve liquor, after council members voted Monday to put the measure ...

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Fr. Joe leaving St. Anne’s, but not retiring

Fr. Joe leaving St. Anne’s, but not retiring

The Rev. Joseph Smith, pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church since 2003, is being reassigned within the Diocese of Savannah at his own request for ...

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RH valedictorian ‘too close to call’ says principal

RH valedictorian ‘too close to call’ says principal

At the close of the 2016 Senior Honors Night at Richmond Hill High School Monday, Principal Debi McNeal specifically addressed five members from the top ...

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Updated: may. 10, 2016 9:57 a.m.
Update: Iconic oak trees coming down next week

Update: Iconic oak trees coming down next week

After 15 months of discussion and investigation, the city of Richmond Hill announced Monday morning that the two oak trees at the corner of Highway ...

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County commissioners’ meeting postponed one week

County commissioners’ meeting postponed one 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 ...

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Oak trees at 144/17 intersection coming down

Oak trees at 144/17 intersection coming down

After 15 months of discussion and investigation, the city of Richmond Hill announced this morning that the two oak trees at the corner of Highway ...

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Updated: may. 09, 2016 10:32 a.m.

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