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See and be seen: RH Independence Day

The city of Richmond Hill celebrated Independence Day last Saturday with live entertainment, water rides for children, vendors, fireworks and more. Thousands of community members came out to J.F. Gregory Park to enjoy music by "The Tams" and celebrate America. Tiffany Stroud was among them with her camera to document the festivities.

July 09, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days

July 10-16: Butterflies Interactive Display - Experience the life of butterflies through this interactive display in the Center Court of the Savannah Mall Monday-Saturday, from 12-8 p.m., or Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Admission is $3, and children under the age of 8 get in free with an adult ticket purchase. For more information, call 927-7467.

July 09, 2014 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


Big day for Ogeechee Riverkeeper

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


CRCT results mostly positive for Bryan Schools

With the state changing to a new testing system this fall, local school officials said the last Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests go round for Bryan County was about par for the course for a system many believe to be among the best in the state.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Celebration at J.F. Gregory draws a crowd

Editor's note: Vy is the 2014 valedictorian of Richmond Hill High School and is freelancing this summer for the Bryan County News before she heads off to Rice.

July 09, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen For the Bryan County News | Local news


County names finalists for county administrator job

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has narrowed down its list of finalists for the job of county administrator to three.

July 08, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Bryan County News | Local news


Run camp for teens next week

Georgia Game Changers and the Coastal YMCA are hosting a three-day running camp for teens beginning Monday at the Richmond Hill YMCA. The camp is for kids ages 13-18 and will be from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information call the YMCA at 756-5856.

July 08, 2014 | Staff reports editor@bryancountynews.net | Local sports


Braves still a mystery at halfway point

"Roll up! Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour! Step right this way!"

July 08, 2014 | Denton Ashway Special to the News | Opinion


Thoughts inspired while working out

I made my first visit to the workout gym in over a year the other day. As most of my readers know I like to perform my fitness regimen in my garage where it is private, easily accessible…and most important - free! I happened to be out of town and could not fit my garage in my suitcase, so I decided to make a visit to the local gym for some climate-controlled exercise. Who knew exercising in an air-conditioned room could be so nice.

July 08, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


More transparency needed, still

As lawmakers continue debating ethics and transparency in Georgia government, with the hourglass emptying fast on the 2013 session, yet another independent nonprofit think tank has given the state a less than encouraging grade.

July 08, 2014 | By Columbus Ledger-Enquirer | Opinion


Time to remember sacrifices for our happiness

The United States celebrates its freedom on the Fourth of July. It was on this day that the Declaration of Independence from the kingdom of Great Britain was signed.

July 08, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


We have many freedoms to celebrate

Most of us have just celebrated, in one way or another, Independence Day and are enjoying what is commonly called the Fourth of July weekend.

July 08, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Lord has no limits in power or love

Our country is 238 years old. We have been a world leader, almost since our first days as a democracy.

July 08, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Community announcements for July 8

Prayer breakfast- The September Birth Month Committee members of Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church, Richmond Hill, will host their second "Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser" beginning at 9 a.m. today at the church. Everyone is welcome and asked to attend and show support by purchasing a breakfast plate for $8 and hear Evangelist and Christ Memorial Baptist Church First Lady Gwendolyn Broxton speak on the power of prayers.

July 08, 2014 | | Community Announcements


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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,

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 2014.

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.

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 good idea to sit outside during a thunderstorm.

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


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?!"

July 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner | Lifestyle


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


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, and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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 and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


RHPD hosts National Night Out

Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.

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


Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

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


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.

July 30, 2014 | | Opinion


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.

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.

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.

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


Coastal Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2014 annual meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, 1 Conservation Way in Brunswick.

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


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