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Council buys land to solve drainage problem

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed "major drainage problems" in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city's master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Whitten jwhitten@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fourth on the First with the Third rocks the house at First Baptist Church, Pembroke

The 3rd infantry division band, "the Rhythm of the Marne," put on a free concert for a packed Pembroke First Baptist Church at the city's annual Fourth of July salute "Celebrating the Fourth with the Third on the 1st," Tuesday.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Fun times at the "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st” at Pembroke First Bapist Church

The Pembroke First Baptist Church held its annual "Celebrating the Fourth with the 3rd on the 1st" Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Not only did the 3rd Infantry Division band perform, but soldiers past and present and their families were honored.

July 04, 2014 | Taylor Carpenter tcarpenter@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Girl donates money to Family Promise

Note The following is from Family Promise member Aviva Goelman Rice.:

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


Improving FOIA will make it easier for everyone to access gov't

Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune's Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screenings. To hide this information, the VA used the "pre-decisional" exemption, simply stating that the requested documents were "preliminary" communications and could thus be withheld. This misapplication was not an isolated incident. Agency use of this b(5) catch-all exemption has skyrocketed to more than 12 percent of all FOIA requests, often to prevent embarrassment or hide errors and failures–ignoring President Obama's clear instructions to the contrary ...

July 03, 2014 | By Nate Jones Special to the News | Opinion


Crime reports for July 2

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

July 03, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


His plate is home grown

I can and have assailed you with facts and figures on the economic importance of agriculture to this state, and I probably will again.

July 03, 2014 | By Don Gardner | Opinion


High intensity interval training burns calories fast

Are you looking for a way to burn more calories in a small amount of time? Many of us have busy schedules therefore making it impossible to get an hour workout in at the gym. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) offers a fantastic alternative. You can cut down your hour to a mere 20 minutes and still burn hundreds of calories while shedding fat and building muscle.

July 03, 2014 | Living Well | Lifestyle


Armstrong goes back to its roots, sort of

Armstrong State University officially rolled out its new name Tuesday, offering free Leopold's ice cream in Compass Plaza to students, faculty and staff to celebrate the name change.

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


Georgia's role in fighting terrorism

On Sept. 11, 2001, our way of life in the United States changed forever.

July 03, 2014 | By Buddy Carter State Senator | Opinion


Arthur now a hurricane, still expected to stay off coast

The first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season is now a hurricane, according to a Thursday morning update from Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell.

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Armstrong State announces graduates

Editor's note: Though Armstrong Atlantic's graduation was in May, this release announcing graduates was only recently received.

July 03, 2014 | Special Bryan County News | Local news


Savannah man sets GA record for 205lb, 8 ounce swordfish

Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater gamefish record holder after landing a 205 pound 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore on May 31. Page's fish bested the previous men's record held by W.H. Lippitt since 1980 by almost 20 pounds.

July 03, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Sports


Be committed, achieve something

My husband and I sat watching a documentary celebrating the anniversary of the Freedom Riders. They were student advocates who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and we could not help but notice the struggle of separatism still continues in many places in this country. On the one hand, the belief was that the fight was for equality, a right to have that which was given through the wording of the Constitution. But if we were to really take a close look, what was really being sought was respect.

July 02, 2014 | By Craig and Sharon Butts | Opinion


Red Cross asks for donors as holiday nears

The American Red Cross asks blood and platelet donors to help prevent a summer shortage by making an appointment to roll up a sleeve around the Independence Day holiday.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Lifestyle


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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


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. Thursday in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Visitors without military ID should access Fort Stewart via Gate 1's visitor center

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


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


Life On the Hill

JULY 31

July 30, 2014 | | Local news


Community announcements for July 30

Driver's Education

July 30, 2014 | | Community Announcements


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