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4-H promotes shooting awareness

By Don Gardner

December 22, 2010 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Education


Students entertain retired educators

Adrian Opper's seventh-grade chorus at Bryan County Middle School entertained the Bryan Evans Retired Educators Association on Tuesday during its monthly meeting. The school hosted the meeting and welcomed the BEREA group with a beautifully decorated room, served refreshments for members as they arrived and the chorus sang Christmas carols. Lunch was catered by the BCMS lunchroom. The BEREA thanks Principal Deborah Hamm, counselor Toni Bacon and the faculty and staff for their hospitality and making this an exceptionally great holiday experience.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Judge rejects air permit for plant

ATLANTA - A state judge on Thursday rejected an air permit that allows the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in central Georgia – a decision that cheered environmentalist groups and dealt the project's developers a stinging setback.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Car dealer donates $36K worth of toys

CLAXTON - NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC distributed $36,718 in toys to three local organizations as a result of a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser" that took place Dec. 1-15.

December 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Pet store raises funds to fight canine cancer

PawParazzi pet boutique of Richmond Hill raised close to $900 for the National Canine Cancer Foundation during its Pet Pictures with Santa event.

December 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Dec. 7-17

The following property transfers were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Dec. 7-17:

December 22, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Reindeer Games a success

Jill Beason was among those who attended the Richmond Hill Reindeer Games Saturday in the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park. Beason lives in Savannah but works in Richmond Hill at David Donaldson CPA. She came to the park with her family despite the rainy weather.

December 22, 2010 | | Lifestyle


Census raises House count for state

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Community announcements for Dec. 22

Richmond Hill United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the church fellowship hall.

December 22, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Our lawmakers wanted to keep 'Don't ask...'

Senators Saxby Chambliss, Johnny Isakson and Congressman Jack Kingston are opposed to the imminent repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. All three elected officials voted not to repeal DADT. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the repeal today, overturning the 17-year old policy that bars gay men and women from serving openly in the military.

December 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National News


Group helps provide low cost spaying, neutering for pets

On a drizzly, dreary, mid-December day, a group of women enthusiastically oversee a fundraiser bake sale outside of the Richmond Hill Food Lion.

December 22, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill


GSU's Brent Russell honored again

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Sports Network added to nose tackle Brent Russell's list of honors for 2010 with his selection to its All-America second team defensive unit. Russell, a 6-foot-2, 287 pound, sophomore from Comer, Ga., was named a first team Associated Press All-American and Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American earlier this month. He is one of 20 finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, an annual award honoring the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

December 22, 2010 | Special To the Bryan County News | Sports


See, be seen: Rotary dance performance

At their regular meeting on Dec. 16, Rotary Club members and seniors from the Richmond Hill Senior Center were treated a dance performance by Life Moves Dance Studio. The performance was a preview for the studio's 2010 holiday production, "Scrooge," which took place on Dec. 19.

December 22, 2010 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days from Dec. 22

Dec. 22: Common Threads - Join the Richmond Hill Public Library's Common Threads group at 10 a.m. to learn to knit or crochet, or improve upon your skills, and create items for charity in the process. Donate your finished pieces to Project Linus or Warm Up America, which accept blankets and hats for the needy. For more information, call 756-3580.

December 22, 2010 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


State, nation continue to grow

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Beth Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


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Homeless tell their own stories with personal cameras

Rachel Marcotte falls asleep 20-30 times a day.

November 28, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


3 of the best 'foodie' movies

TASTY TOWN - Are you still full from your Thanksgiving feast? You probably aren't alone. We wait all year to stuff our faces with the traditional Thanksgiving food. From turkey to green beans to pumpkin pie, everything is delicious. In honor of all of the amazing food you'll be dreaming of until next year, here are three great movies for the "foodie" in all of us.

November 28, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Hot Topics


Five tips for being grateful

Whether saying grace, giving a compliment or counting your blessings, gratitude has been scientifically proven to not only improve mental health but physical health.

November 28, 2014 | By Frank Clayton Deseret News | Hot Topics


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


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