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Infinger wins District 4 seat

Voters overwhelmingly elected Carter Infinger to represent District 4 on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.

November 30, 2010 | | News


Roller derby rolls with local women

Aura Welch, Maria Martinez and Joyce Kelner are "fresh meat," enduring sore muscles and bruises from playing on a fast-paced and growing grassroots sport team.

November 29, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Lifestyle


Man opens DUI school

Most people don't wake up in the morning, look at themselves in the mirror and say, "I'm going to be a DUI instructor," according to Bob Bennett, who is opening a DUI school in Richmond Hill next month.

November 29, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Business


Pembroke welcomes female cop to PD

Pembroke got a new face on its police force earlier this month.

November 29, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Public Safety


Lions Club recognizes Marie Smith

Longtime Pembroke Lions Club member Marie L. Smith was recognized for her humanitarian work by Lions Club International and named a Melvin Jones Fellow on Nov. 16 by Joe Bill Brannon, Lions Club district governor. Brannon awarded Smith a plaque and said the Melvin Jones Fellowship is "the highest honor that a (Lions) club can give to an individual."

November 29, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Garden club has Thanksgiving meeting

The Pembroke Garden Club had a Thanksgiving-themed meeting Nov. 18 for its regular monthly meeting at the Pembroke Community Center. The guest speaker was Scott Thompson of Thompson's Garden Center on Hwy. 67. The club will have its annual Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the community center.

November 29, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Hunters organize to feed needy

Since 1993, hunters have been bringing meat to the tables of those in need through the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program.

November 29, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Who is it you're giving thanks to?

At this time of year, we hear a lot about the things we should be thankful for, such as family, good health, financial resources and the things we need that they buy. It is important to give thanks for the blessings of life that we receive. But there is another question that needs to be answered: Who is the recipient of our thanks?

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Live by the message from Heaven

The God of creation did not just create man and leave him to his own devices. God speaks to man so man can know what God desires of him. The way God speaks to man has changed thorough the centuries of time.

November 29, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Do you listen to what God says?

Many years ago, my wife and I moved away to New Orleans to go to school. We were both in our early 20s, having been married only a year and a half. We were scared and excited, all at the same time. I imagine that our parents (both sets) were more frightened than excited.

November 29, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't forget those less foruntate

Dear editor: In the state of Georgia, there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia's seven hospitals serving people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact with support from friends or family.

November 29, 2010 | | Letters


Over the Hill Gang donates to society

Dear editor: The Richmond Hill Classic Vehicle Club known as the Over the Hill Gang recently made a $500 donation to the Richmond Hill Historical Society. The is to help with costs incurred in moving the Bailey Carpenter one-room barber shop to the museum grounds.

November 29, 2010 | | Letters


News should have dont better

The Nov. 20 edition of the Bryan County News included a letter to the editor that insinuated unethical behavior by several local elected officials and endorsed a candidate in the coming runoff election. As with any letter published, the opinions expressed were clearly those of the writer, not the Bryan County News.

November 29, 2010 | | Opinion


Community announcements for Nov. 26

The "Common Threads" knit, crochet and quilting group will be hosting a silent auction at the Richmond Hill Library on Monday.

November 29, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


District 4 race to be decided Tuesday

A new Bryan County commissioner will likely be chosen Tuesday evening, four weeks after the general election for the District 4 seat went to a runoff vote.

November 29, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | News


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Obedience to God is a must for salvation

Last week, we began talking about how obedience to God is a must. We looked at two Old Testament examples of this idea: the Israelites and the brazen serpent (Numbers 21) and the account of Naaman (2 Kings 5).

July 29, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Black and white stories can be powerful

One Sunday, while sitting around the dinner table, my sister Louise and I began to tell "Daddy stories" - the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he was "made a preacher," as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told to me about those days, not what I had seen.

July 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Parents, use every second wisely

Right after my daughter's birth, I thought I never had enough time to get things done. I had a new baby, I'd just returned to work and I was adjusting to a lot of "firsts." While I enjoyed my precious, new little one and devoted as much time as I possibly could to my career, laundry stacked up, dishes went unwashed, tumbleweeds of dog hair and dust rolled lazily across the kitchen floor and a thin layer of dust coated nearly every surface in my house.

July 29, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


In diversity lies our true power

True power, our power, is in our diversity and difference. It is not in the illusive power we chase in money and things. It is not in what we call unity. We are already unified through breath.

July 29, 2014 | By Craig and Sharon Butts | Opinion


Keep traditions in the spirit of God

Teachers in Bryan County schools go back to work Monday, and the students will only be a week behind them.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow Jesus’ way on resolving conflict

Human beings always have had conflict with one another. Conflict can sever once-good relationships that can go unresolved throughout one's lifetime.

July 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


East Tennessee and a cow, in a car

MOULTRIE - Having been in the news business for many years, I have occasionally been asked what was the funniest or strangest story I've ever covered. Well, there have been a number of instances along the way that brought some chuckles, otherwise making my day.

July 29, 2014 | By Dwain Walden | Opinion


Raise your hand if you like moving

Raise your hand if you like moving.

July 29, 2014 | By Rich DeLong | Opinion


Heavy use of English language

I am a heavy user of the English language. If it carried a usage fee or royalty, I always would be over-budget (according to my husband).

July 29, 2014 | By Lesley Frances Columnist | Lifestyle


Why incumbents keep winning

It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic low for a midterm-election year. Which might have been notable except, as The Washington Post pointed out, that "Congress's approval rating has reached historic lows at least 12...times since 2010."

July 29, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton | Opinion


Carter honored to be nominee; Tavio thankful for support

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | News


EMS ambulances get new look

You may have noticed a different looking ambulance running up and down the roads in Bryan County recently. Bryan County Emergency Services has two "brand new" remounted ambulances and three slightly used medium duty ambulances with a totally new look, BCES chief Freddy Howell said Friday. Thanks to a donation from Orafol, the reflective material and graphic design has enhanced the ambulances' visibility, especially at night. These ambulances were all purchased from allocated and voted on SPLOST dollars and are brand new inside and out. While BCES hopes that you only see the outside of the ambulance, if you do ...

July 28, 2014 | | Public Safety


If it’s late July, it must be band camp

Richmond Hill High School's annual rite of summer, also known as band camp, is a big event for hundreds of local kids. The school's marching band is one of the most decorated in Georgia and has won a number of major marching band competitions in recent years under director Dr. Dan Kiene.

July 28, 2014 | | Education


Thoughts on our dream

I suppose everyone has their take on the American Dream. For me, it's like standing outside and looking in. I don't know exactly how to frame my concept of the phrase. I would say that most of us natural born citizens would not know. Rightly so; we were born into it. The immigrant, of course, can compare. Further, I would wager, that most of us have never seen The Stature of Liberty standing out in New York Harbor, only once did I see it.

July 28, 2014 | By Francis Bond | Opinion


Students going off to college need to be aware of fire safety

Each year, college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally set fires, overloaded power strips and open flame. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general carelessness.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


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