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Flash flood warning in effect today

Our area is under a flash flood watch through this evening. The National Weather Service issued the watch for much of Southeast Georgia after rain over the weekend and the expectation of more. A ...

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 m...

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Impact fees may cut burden on property taxes

Bryan County has one of the most generous homestead exemptions for senior citizens in the state, knocking $50,000 off the value of a home for both county and school taxes for residents over age 65....

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Opinion

Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but p...

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business

Citizens EMS academy planned

Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on? If so, then the Citizens Emergency Services Academy is a...

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hisp...

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Shepard Deseret News | Education

Georgia icon still giving 'em 'zell'

Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.To that ...

August 28, 2014 | Gainesville (Ga.) Times | Opinion

Netflix adds 17 TV show seasons this fall

TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?Netflix is adding 17 new seasons worth of TV shows this fall to keep viewers busy, ...

August 28, 2014 | John Clyde OK.com | Hot Topics

Video: Grandpa builds homemade hovercraft for kids

An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft. YouTube user VideoPapa posted a video of his son and grandson showing off what...

August 28, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S

Looks like American girls are better off in the North. That's at least according to a survey by the Girl Scouts Research Institute, which found that most American girls find more comfort and succ...

August 28, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics

Workshops on managing health issues

The Living Well Coastal Workshop is a free, six-week program on self-managing of health conditions. The program focuses on those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, breathing difficul...

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same. On April 22 of this year, we celebrated Earth Day, a day traditionally set aside to appreciate our world and prote...

August 28, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion

PBS's 'Time Team America' highlights GSU work

STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncov...

August 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle

Community Announcements for Aug. 28

Savannah Regional Central Labor Council presents its annual Labor Day Family Picnic from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at JF Gregory Park, 521 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill. Free admission. Sponsorship...

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements

Businessman publishes second book

It's not all about chocolate – at least not all the time. Before going into All Things Chocolate and More to dip strawberries and fill each cannoli with creamy goodness, Chocolatier David Wil...

August 28, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill

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