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DOT to suspend construction zones to be suspended for sales tax holiday

Motorists heading out to the mall for back to school shopping during the Sakes Tax Holiday can better enjoy their travels through major shopping districts, The Georgia Department of Transportation...

July 31, 2014 | | Local news

Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 20...

July 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

GOP candidate, pharmacist says ACA dying slow death

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as it is commonly referred to as, has been dying a slow death. Last week that death process may have sped up. In two separate ruling...

July 31, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter Guest Columnist | Opinion

Stormwater is good rain gone wild

I love a good rainstorm - I always have. My mother used to check the weather forecast for thunderstorms because I was fascinated by them and wanted to watch them outside. However, it's not really a...

July 31, 2014 | By Sara Swida Guest Columnist | Opinion

See and Be Seen: Richmond Hill Farmers Market

Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.

July 30, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

Avoid donating blood to these pests

School starts in about a week. Kids are out enjoying their last few days of freedom, and parents are getting ready for another year of asking, "Have you done your homework?!" We have been getting ...

July 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner | Lifestyle

3rd ID band to give free concert

The 3rd Infantry Division Band's brass quintet, woodwind quintet and jazz combo performs its monthly Rhythm of the Marne concert. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be at 7 p.m. Th...

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Trying to pick the real ‘outsider’

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office ...

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Trying to determin who is the real outsider in race

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office,...

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

RHPD hosts National Night Out

Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception. From 6-9 p.m., the community is invited to J.F. Gregory Park for the Richmond Hill Police Department...

July 30, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill

School start means buses, kids

School starts next week in Bryan County, meaning those big yellow buses will be back out on our streets and highways, carrying our community's most precious cargo, its children. There also will be ...

July 30, 2014 | | Opinion

Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.According to Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell, the fire was reported around 5:51 p...

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news

Make health an important part of back-to-school planning

Back-to-school is a busy and exciting time of year, no matter what age children are.In addition to making sure students have school supplies, new clothes and, increasingly, some type of "smart devi...

July 30, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. For the Bryan County News | Lifestyle

Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.Shoppers cab get tax breaks on computers, clothes and school supplies on Friday and Saturday. The sales-tax holiday applies both to t...

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business

GS going tobacco free starting Friday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.The move to prohibit tobacco use across campus comes after ...

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education

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