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1,900-acre manufacturing facility sought for I-16 ‘megasite’

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 

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 1:35 p.m.
Bryan County comes in under budget

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.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Bryan County Schools to become IE2

Bryan County Schools to become IE2

The Bryan County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to make Bryan County Schools an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) school district.

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Former BCHS teacher charged with sexual exploitation of children

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.

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Kinder Morgan states case to Development Authority of Bryan County

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.

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Kinder Morgan reveals pipeline details

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.

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500-plus attend public hearing on proposed pipeline

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.

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Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

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.  

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Police blotter: Man tries to walk home from bar, decides to take nap at car wash instead

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.

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Kinder Morgan set to give presentation to DABC

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.

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Breakfast kicks off Georgia Cities Week

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.

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Summer lunches may cost county

Summer lunches may cost county

Bryan County may have to pick up the financial slack for South Bryan children who need the federally funded summer-lunch program because of guidelines that limit where those children can be fed.

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Updated: apr. 19, 2015 1:19 p.m.
Congressman says pipeline project must be held to standards

Congressman says pipeline project must be held to standards

The company hoping to build a pipeline through coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if the project is approved, First District Congressman Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

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County considering larger RH Library

County considering larger RH Library

With $1.25 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax money allocated this year toward a new library in South Bryan, officials say plans to replace the Richmond Hill Library with one more than twice its size could be closer to fruition now than ever before.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 12:02 p.m.
Richmond Hill to hold public hearing Tuesday on wetland delination

Richmond Hill to hold public hearing Tuesday on wetland delination

Richmond Hill will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to get input on new wetland delineations on the coast.

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Bryan County comes in under budget

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 Tuesday’s meeting in Richmond Hill.

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Administrator is Pembroke's first in four years

Administrator is Pembroke's first in four years

Pembroke has its first city administrator since 2011 after City Council members named Dustin Peebles to the post.

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Pembroke names new city administrator

Pembroke names new city administrator

Pembroke City Council has named a new administrator.

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Library hosting essay contest for Bryan County students

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. 

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'Community conversation' touches variety of issues

'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.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2015 6:30 a.m.
Pembroke senior center gets social

Pembroke senior center gets social

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

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Richmond Hill man needs liver, kidney transplant

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.

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Growth comes with a price

Growth comes with a price

First of a series

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City OKs $10 million loan application for new plant

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.

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Richmond Hill Farmers Market to hold grand opening

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.

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Bryan County football stadiums slated for makeovers

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.

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Bryan County BoE mulls cutting day-care buses

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.

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Young authors recognized

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.

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Carter visits Bryan County Health & Rehabilitation Center

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.

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GDOT to host pipeline hearing at City Center

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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BoE OKs upgrades to stadiums

BoE OKs upgrades to stadiums

The Bryan County school board voted Thursday night to spend more than $540,000 on improvements to the stadiums at Bryan County High School and Richmond Hill High School.

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Charges filed for March 18 burglaries in Richmond Hill

Charges filed for March 18 burglaries in Richmond Hill

Two Walterboro, S.C. men faces charges of burglary, theft and criminal trespass for the March 18 burglary of Plantation Building and Lumber Supply and the Ford Plantation maintenance shop.

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Richmond Hill resident faces charges in Pooler

Richmond Hill resident faces charges in Pooler

A Chatham County school teacher who lives in Richmond Hill faces charges he sent texts of a sexual nature to one of his students.

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Updated: mar. 26, 2015 3:59 p.m.

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