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Congressional debate streamed online tonight

A debate between the candidates for Georgia's Congressional District 12 will be online this evening.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Storm watch in effect until midnight

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area is to be in effect until midnight.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Pacing for Polio race Saturday

Pacing for Polio, a fundraising 5K race and evening of events, will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the pavilion in Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park.

October 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


Lift offshore-drilling moratorium

President Barack Obama's recent move to allow seismic exploration of oil and gas reserves off the shores of Georgia and the Atlantic Coast has left many hopeful that the offshore drilling moratorium currently in place may soon be lifted. A new study by University of Wyoming energy economist Dr. Tim Considine indicates the degree to which such a move would benefit Georgians and our Mid-Atlantic counterparts.

October 01, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Special to the News | Opinion


Embrace the diversity God gave us

Fall started this week. Can you feel it in the crisp and cool mornings and evenings?

October 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Scammers target local minister

Scammers are seemingly everywhere these days, and Richmond Hill Church of Christ Minister Riley Nelson said he's had four calls recently from people with the same scam – an offer of a $9000 grant, he said.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Richmond Hill High School chorus invited to perform Easter Sunday at Carnegie Hall

Richmond Hill High School senior chorus member Donovan Nally called it a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. Junior Sarah Furlong said it was "awesome."

September 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


It's a good think to know your numbers

My good friend stopped by my office the other day, somewhat surprising me with his visit. He looked a little perplexed and indicated to me he had just found out that he had high blood pressure.You should know that my friend is in relatively good shape. He's slightly younger than me and stays very active; and he recently lost about 10 pounds by way of good dieting and exercise. I asked him how he discovered that his blood pressure was high. He said he had it taken at the dentist's office just prior to a procedure he ...

September 30, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Something God does not want us to love

John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the Earth.

September 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Avoid costly lessons in finance

When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse.

September 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Community Announcements for Sept. 30

Oct. 2: St. Anne Catholic Church will break ground on its new sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at 10550 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill. Call 706-733-2800.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Tell me what you want to see

As a child who wanted nothing more than to grow up and become a journalist, I used to write stories for and draw out my own homemade "newspapers" to distribute to my family on Sunday mornings at breakfast. I tried to design my publications based on what I thought each of my family members might want to read. Dad's "newspaper" was about sports, and my younger sister's often featured reports on Strawberry Shortcake and her social circle.

September 30, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


The night of the intruder

Regardless of all the monotonous and uneventful chores around home that have to be done, there can be excitement and suspense.

September 30, 2014 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Lifestyle


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Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


The next 7 days

Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email nbccoffice@nbcchurch.com.

October 23, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | | Opinion


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Long Co. school bonds would attract state money for new school

Editor, Those of you familiar with the Long County School System are aware of the student growth and financial struggles faced by our system for many years. We are a low-wealth system, ranked 171st out of 180 school systems. Our students and teachers presently occupy many classrooms built in 1951 or earlier. The hardships we have faced have been many, but with the dedication of previous and present boards, superintendents, administrators, teachers and staff, we have survived.

October 22, 2014 | | Opinion


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


News of deaths is good Southern gossip

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don't have a clue the person ever existed.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business


Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


A queen and her court

Paige Shuman was named Bryan County High School homecoming queen on Friday night.

October 20, 2014 | Christie Howard Bryan County News | Local news


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