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Commission would allow women in combat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 - The Defense Department will review the recommendations of a congressional commission studying the role of women in combat when the group's report is complete, a DOD official said today.

January 15, 2011 | By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service | Military


Richmond Hill boys, girls beat Ware County

Richmond Hill over came a turnover laden game by both teams to edge visiting Ware County 48-44 in a girls' Region 2A-AAAA matchup Friday at the Wildcat Gym.

January 15, 2011 | Terry Logan Bryan County News | Local sports


Budgets bode ill for Georgia schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Schools across Georgia are bracing for another tough budget year as federal stimulus money dries up and state dollars remain scarce.

January 15, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


State schools boss warns of cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's new schools superintendent warned that the state's public schools will "have to continue to do more with less."

January 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Public view of equality unchanged since 2006

ATLANTA (AP) - Having a black president hasn't exactly led Americans to believe their country has moved closer to the ideal of racial equality preached by Martin Luther King Jr., according to a new poll.

January 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


King honored on Fort Stewart

Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson based his address during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance Wednesday at Fort Stewart not on King's legendary "I Have A Dream" speech, but on King's last book, prophetically titled "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community." The book was published in 1967, one year before King's assassination and decades before most of Johnson's audience was born.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Hearing set in soldier shooting deaths

A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Center trying to keep seniors covered

"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle


Get sucked into another world

"Tron Legacy" is a sequel. The first film came out in the summer of '82. I was a toddler. That year Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon and John Belushi passed away.

January 14, 2011 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Pembroke man dies in hunting accident

A hunting accident near Brooklet Saturday took the life of a Pembroke man, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.

January 13, 2011 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the News | Local news


New governor preachs austerity

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal preached austerity in his first State of the State address on Wednesday, unveiling an $18.2 billion budget proposal that will mean deep cuts to the state's popular HOPE scholarship program and a slimmed down state workforce.

January 13, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


3rd ID unit at Benning has new boss

FORT BENNING - Col. Johnnie Johnson is taking command of Fort Benning's 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

January 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Military


Wounded warrior's new home in the works

A Hinesville resident and disabled veteran will soon have his dream home, one with wide doors and an open floor plan to accommodate his needs, allowing him to live as independently as possible with his wife and three sons.

January 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Soldier's murder trial delayed

The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.

January 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Local news


Three new commissioners take seats

The three commissioners elected to the Bryan County Board of Commissioners took their seats for the first time Tuesday afternoon, and the first order of business was a new meeting schedule.

January 12, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Local news


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Exchange club names students of month

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill students of the month for November and December, Carolyne Casaine and Ronnie Harris, were recognized Dec. 10.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Couple grateful for courtesy during trip

Editor, We left Florida for our trip to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Nov. 15. We stopped at the Denny's restaurant in Richmond Hill for breakfast, as we usually do. The restaurant was crowded, so we had to wait to be seated.

December 20, 2014 | | Opinion


Holiday Market draws all kinds of interest

There was a steady hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers at the fourth annual Holiday Market last Saturday at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.

December 20, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Business


RH Garden Club names yard of month

The Richmond Hill Garden Club awarded its December Yard of the Month to Sandy and Austin Andersen, who live at 500 Greenwich in Richmond Heights subdivision.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Santa visits Sterling creek

Santa visited residents of Sterling Creek Plantation subdivision recently with the help of Bryan County Emergency Services. He rode a fire truck and stopped to hear what children wanted for Christmas.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Colonial-era Christmas at Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site hosted its annual Colonial Christmas festival on Dec. 6, giving visitors a taste of 18th century holiday traditions and seasonal entertainment.

December 19, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Correspondent | Lifestyle


Nursing student graduates

ALBANY - Darton State College's Nursing Division held its traditional nurse-pinning ceremony to honor recent graduates Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Cavalier Arena.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


From road builder to road traveler

Ricky McCoy spent 45 years working on roads. He's going to spend his retirement traveling them.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County | Local news


Start now to get good fishing from pond

We have a lot of residential subdivisions with ponds on them. We have a lot of farmsteads with ponds. If you have a pond, either your own private pond or one owned and managed by your homeowner's association, now is the time to start planning for next year's management of the pond.

December 19, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


U8 Wildcats finish second in league

The SBRC U8 Wildcats claimed second place in the recently completed South Georgia Youth Football League season.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


H-ville Golden Corral building on market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


School board approves sale of school to Pembroke

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday night to approve the sale of Bryan County Elementary and a 6.59 acre site to Pembroke, a week after the city OK'd its part of the deal.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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