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School officials await pre-k budget impact

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced almost $20 million in cuts to the state's pre-k program, but Bryan County School officials don't yet know how that cut will affect their programs.

February 14, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Education


Police blotters for Feb. 12

Among the entries in the police blotter in the Weekend Bryan County News was:

February 14, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Officers break up fight with Taser

A North Carolina man working at the Travel Lodge motel was stunned with a Taser on Wednesday by Richmond Hill Police after an incident at the Hwy. 17 motel. He was later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

February 14, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Public Safety


Children raise money for leukemia patient

Students at the Ford Academy's pre-school recently raised $1,000 to help pay for another child's medical bills.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


BCMS student earns music honor

Sierra Harn, a seventh-grade clarinet student at Bryan County Middle School, recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association District 1 Middle School Honor Band Clinic on Feb. 4.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Farm season extension study offers grants

Applications are being accepted through March 4 for the 2011 High Tunnel Pilot Study. James E. Tillman, state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia said the state has designated $100,000 for the initiative.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Seniors sell homemade crafts at center

Senior citizens who meet and eat five days a week at the Pembroke Seniors Center are always making crafts, and they have some to sell: knitted and crocheted items, decorative birdhouses, some leftover Christmas decorations and more.

February 14, 2011 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Churches set activities

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Gospel Truth Bible Clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the clinic at 362 Wade Carter Road, Ellabell.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Faith


That time of year to talk about love

This weekend could be considered Valentine's weekend with Valentine's Day right around the corner.

February 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants to be first for everyone

When God gave the Ten Commandments to man, he made it plain that nothing was to come before him.

February 14, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Seek the Lord's kingdom in life

If you read my column regularly, you realize that I enjoy basketball a great deal. I have played, coached, refereed and watched since I was about 6 years old. When you speak of basketball coaches, no matter the level, one name stands above all of the rest: John Wooden.

February 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


DOT memorial plan is sensbile

The Georgia Department of Transportation has struck the perfect balance between sensitivity and safety with the introduction earlier this month of a formal plan for memorializing those who die on state and federal roadways.

February 14, 2011 | By Athens Banner Herald | Opinion


Random thoughts on random stuff

By Dick Yarbrough

February 14, 2011 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Brackets set for Richmond Hill High School teams

The seedings have been set for the Region 2-AAAA basketball tournament at South Effingham High School and though neither the Richmond Hill boys or girls finished the regular season well enough to earn first-round byes, both are hopeful of advancing to state.

February 14, 2011 | By Terry Logan Bryan County News | Local sports


Bryan County basketball teams head into region tourney on winning note

Both Bryan County High School basketall teams will head into the Region 3-A tourney with wins under their belt. The No. 3 ranked Lady Redskins (22-3, 9-1) closed out the regular schedule with a 63-46 win over Southeast Bulloch on Saturday night in Brooklet.

February 14, 2011 | By Tim Traywick Bryan County News | Local sports


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Cartoon symbolic of those who let Obama ruin our country

Editor, An editorial cartoon by R. McKee serves as a modern take on the old Hans Christian Anderson tale about the emperor who was swindled by to weavers who promise to make him a suit of clothes that is invisible to people who are stupid and incompetent. When the emperor and his cabinet members cannot see the clothes, they pretend to be able to see them for fear of being deemed unfit for their positions. In reality, the swindlers only pretended to make the suit and clothe the emperor. He isn't wearing anything.

November 27, 2014 | | Opinion


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


BCHS students take part in SeaPerch

Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


R Hill having Christmas decoration contest

The city of Richmond Hill is holding its first Christmas-decoration contest.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


BCES names employee of quarter

Firefighter Jason Blalock has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth and final quarter of 2014 at Bryan County Emergency Services. Blalock, left, was nominated by several BCES members. He is receiving the award from BCES Chief Freddy Howell.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Turkey taxes take bite out of holiday

I find it hard to believe that this is my sixth Thanksgiving since permanently relocating to Coastal Georgia and my third since becoming an American citizen. In that brief period, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday.

November 27, 2014 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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


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