In my house, the contest for state school superintendent is as important as the governor's race. I have a son, son-in-law and now a grandson who are public school teachers and they – and all the other teachers – deserve a draw-a-line-in-the-sand advocate.
Folks!! Voting is a right given to you by this great country of ours. Shame on you if you have excuses not to vote.
Dear editor: Veterans Day is a national holiday to honor all who have served in the United States Military Services. "It is easy to take liberty for granted, if you have never had it taken from you." (Dick Cheney)
Landmark Holiness Church will host a regional revival Sunday through Friday, Nov. 5, at the church at 711 Parker Ave. Extension, Brooklet.
Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials are excited over the pending opening of a new Army-run health clinic in the city.
"O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" - Galatians 3:1
Today we celebrate Halloween. Although the day and date of some holidays may change, Halloween is always on October 31.
Every year, under the leadership of Col. Paul Cordts, MEDDAC Hospital Commander, Brigitte Shanken, director of volunteer services at Winn Army Community Hospital, spearheads community enhancement projects for hospital volunteers to visit nursing homes in adjacent counties.
Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats
Regional history buffs celebrated a significant event Oct. 23 at Mallow Plantation at Pine Harbor in McIntosh County. Lt. Col. John McIntosh, best known as the commander of the Continental Troops at Fort Morris in 1778 during the American Revolutionary War, was interred for a third time.
I remember the day so well - like it was yesterday. The wheels of the 707 jet airliner hit the runway at Sea-Tac Airport that evening in darkness. The sound of silence inside the filled-to-capacity plane was deafening. Literally, you could have heard a pin drop. And then wild hysteria broke out. Shouts of joy filled the cabin as emotion overcame every GI on board. They had been holding back for more than a year.
There's a stereotype following young military wives around, regardless of how often one proves it false.
An inscription at the top of the glossy, black Vietnam Veterans Memorial partially relays the stories of countless men and women who can't tell their own:
Family members of active duty members stationed in and around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will soon have more access to health care with the projected spring 2011 opening of an Army community-based primary care clinic in Richmond Hill. The clinic is among 17 clinics the Army is opening near 14 installations across the United States.
Trash. Garbage. Waste. Rubbish. Refuse. Debris. Whatever you call it, it is a significant problem. Waste that is not disposed of properly can overwhelm our lives. Have you ever seen pictures of places like France, where workers currently are on strike and the garbage is not being picked up? It just accumulates. When you see mountains of uncollected trash on streets and curbs, it is easy to understand how much waste we create every day. Studies consistently show that Americans - yes, we are the trashiest of all - create anywhere from four to seven pounds of trash a day per person ...
Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.
A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.
Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.
The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.
This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.
The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.
I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.
Has anyone ever wondered what the Bryan County Emergency Services is all about? Ever thought about what it feels like to have fire gear on?
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
Nostalgia is popular these days: Retro fashions, disco and '80s pop, "Throwback Thursdays" on social media. What's old is new again, what used to be hip turned square and then back to cool.
TV LAND - September is almost here and the summer movie season is all but over. So, what now? How about some TV?
An inventive grandfather built a toy for his family that neighbors are sure to be envious of - a working hovercraft.