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Living life to higher standards

Last week I talked a little about Coach John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach at UCLA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The reason I had Coach on my mind was that I was reading a book about him and the seven principles by which he lived his life.

February 22, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You can learn the word of God in music

"This World is Not My Home" is a song from which we need to learn a lesson.

February 22, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Community announcements for Feb. 22

Conference

February 22, 2011 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Jekyll panel opposes gambling plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - Jekyll Island Authority Chairman Bob Krueger says the authority board does not favor legalized gambling at the state park.

February 22, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


See and be seen: Rotary's 'Grease' prom

On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill hosted a "Grease" Valentine Prom fundraiser. Attendees enjoyed '50s themed dinner, music and dancing, as well as live and silent auctions to benefit charitable organizations.

February 22, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill


Changes in HOPE, pre-K to be announced

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders are set to announce changes in Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten programs designed to keep the initiatives from going broke.

February 22, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


RHES names paraeducators of the year

Shannon DeMello and Debbie DeMond were both named Parapro of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at Richmond Hill Elementary School.

February 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Education


FMWR race to include physical challenges

Registration is under way for Families In Training, a six-week program at Tominac Fitness Center that develops and maintains physical activity and fitness.

February 21, 2011 | Staff report | Things to Do


Local activist in fight against state's water rule

Clean water activists are putting pressure on lawmakers to change language in a rule they say weakens regulations for moving water from one basin to another, which a local group claims can damage the Ogeechee River.

February 21, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | News


President asks for $617B defense budget

President Barack Obama's fiscal 2012 defense budget request continues the department's reform agenda, but protects personnel and family programs, Pentagon officials said.

February 21, 2011 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Top brass support force reduction plan

Reductions in end strength for the Army and Marine Corps beginning in 2015 will be conditions-based, and can be tailored if required when the time comes to implement them, defense leaders told Congress on Wednesday.

February 21, 2011 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Some military kids are just over it

Gauge Smith is a pretty normal 13-year-old guy, who somehow managed to answer all of my questions without pausing the Xbox game he played with his friends.

February 21, 2011 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Gumbranch pastor happy church is doing great things

It's a new year and a time for new goals, programs and relationships. Since October 2007, Pastor David Daus, an Indiana native, has served as pastor of Gumbranch Baptist Church. He said he is excited about the things happening at the church and the far-reaching impact members have on their community.

February 21, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God wants us to be real

Writing this column is always a joy for me. I consider it a privilege to share the gospel with others, and I do not take it lightly when people take the time to listen to what I have to say. As a result, I am thrilled when I receive feedback regarding something I have written or shared. It lets me know that people understand what I am saying and that it has touched their life in some way.

February 21, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Quon gets top accolade at RHES

Liz Quon, a second-grade teacher at Richmond Hill Elementary School, has been chosen as Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 academic year.

February 21, 2011 | Katie McGurl Bryan County News | Education


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Small Business Saturday coming

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau, announce Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, as well as a "Shop, Dine & Play Local This Holiday Season ... And Beyond" marketing message.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

On my "to-do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Outlaw policing for profit in Georgia

Back in 1966, Bobby Fuller sang about, "Robbin' people with a six-gun, I fought the law and the law won." And rightfully so - robbery is a crime. But what happens when it's the law doing the robbing and the law wins?

November 26, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Nov. 26

These opinions are not the News'. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 756-4021 to leave a message.

November 26, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


New RH plant sets job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Families, pets can meet Santa

It might be normal to hear, "ruff ruff ruff" when walking past PawParazzi Pet Boutique, but soon people will also hear, "Ho ho ho."

November 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and Be Seen: RH Farmers Market redux

Tuesday was the last Richmond Hill Farmers' Market of the year. The market, which takes place at J.F. Gregory Park every Tuesday, will start back up in April 2015. Harvey Lashley will be the new market manager next year. Tiffany Stroud was there with her camera.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days

Nov. 28-29: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Area gearing up for holiday celebrations

Richmond Hill's 19th annual Star-Spangled Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS sails in regatta at Sunbury

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Sports


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Holiday is for catching up

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Wildcat wrestlers get off to 4-0 start

Richmond Hill High School's wrestling team opened the 2014-2015 season with a bang, winning the Blue Devil Duals at Statesboro High School.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local sports


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