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There is only one reason to celebrate

For the last couple of weeks I have been talking about the truths we must know about Christmas. Today I want to talk just a bit about the meaning of Christmas in today's world.

December 20, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Service awards to local Catholics

Three area Catholics recently received the Francis X. Gartland Award for distinguished service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Faith


It is more blessed to give than receive

I think one of the nicest things that the local fire departments do to bring in the spirit of Christmas is the annual visit of Santa Claus coming through the neighborhoods.

December 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Bryan teens graduate academy

Five Bryan County teens are set to graduate from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart on Saturday at commencement ceremonies at Fort Stewart's YCA campus.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Cupcakes of Doom build robot

Richmond Hill Girl Scouts, known collectively as the Cupcakes of Doom from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, entered a robot "Gir" in the First Lego League Robotics competition Dec. 4 in Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


City reports minor sewage spill

The city of Richmond Hill reported a minor sewage spill Tuesday morning near the Travel America on Hwy. 17 near I-95, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

December 20, 2010 | Staff report | News


Community announcements for Dec. 20

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

December 20, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Accept God's gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 20, 2010 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Best Christmas present is free

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

December 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Good times far outweigh the snags

"You're glowing," my friend Gina recently told me. "I wonder why. It must be because the hubby is home."

December 20, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Opinion


Hearts must be open to accept faith

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! Most of us are familiar with the letter to the editor that ran in the New York Sun in 1897 from then 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. She wrote, " Dear editor: I am 8 years old, and some of my friends say that there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in 'The Sun,' it's so. Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?"

December 20, 2010 | By John Scherer Columnist | Opinion


Not remarkable but it's still a skill

I finally did it. I learned to make fire by rubbing two sticks together. And although that particular skill is not marketable in a conventional sense and likely not necessary unless you are lost in the wilderness, I feel a sense of accomplishment.

December 20, 2010 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Should politics trump national security

Very often, the way you respond to a problem depends on where you sit and how you view it. As a child, my parents taught me the value of a "bird's eye view." As an activist working in the trenches of the 1960s civil rights movement, I learned about building a movement from the ground up. Today as an elected official, I try to approach issues with a big-picture view to make the best decisions for my neighbors and the state.

December 20, 2010 | By State Sen Nan Grogan Orrock Guest columnist | Opinion


Military still restricts gays

WASHINGTON - While President Barack Obama this week is expected to clear the way for gays to serve openly in the military, the new law won't go into effect immediately and unanswered questions remain: How soon will the new policy be implemented, will it be accepted by the troops and could it hamper the military in Afghanistan and Iraq?

December 20, 2010 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | Military


Wildcat wrestlers run dual meet record to 10-1

The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team took its 9-1 dual meet record into Chatham County on Tuesday to face the Savannah Arts Academy.

December 18, 2010 | Special For the Bryan County News | Sports


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Come to life spiritually through Jesus

There is a TV show called "The Walking Dead" that is popular among many. It is about people who die from a virus but come back to life changed individuals - but not for the good of humanity.

November 22, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Georgia mountains are real-life postcard

About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.

November 22, 2014 | Video by Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Soprano sings for Festive Friday

Soprano, Savannah VOICE Festival artist and teacher Rebecca Flaherty performed a selection of popular and Broadway songs during Festive Friday on Nov. 15, at the Richmond Hill City Center. The evening raised funds to support scholarships and community outreach for the Savannah VOICE Festival. A "Diva Delight" cocktail was developed in honor of the occasion and many local music lovers including members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill attended.

November 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Toys for Tots Baseball Camp set

The Richmond Hill High School baseball program is holding its 3rd annual Toys for Tots Baseball Camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the high school baseball field.

November 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local sports


I-95 interchange project shown to public

South Bryan residents crowded the meeting room of the Bryan County Board of Commisisoners on Thursday to learn more about the I-95 interchange at Belfast Keller Road.

November 21, 2014 | Staff Bryan County News | Local news


Donors help schools go the extra mile for kids

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, members of the Bryan County Board of Education had extra reason to be thankful at Thursday night's meeting at Bryan County High School in Pembroke.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Poinsettias aren't poisonous, just beautiful, demanding

The Aztecs used them to control fevers and make a red dye. Montezuma had them brought to what is now Mexico City by caravan because they could not grow there at the city's high altitude.

November 21, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Property transfers Nov. 11-13

The following real-estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court on Nov. 11-13:

November 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Rotary donates to Horsin' Around

Horsin' Around received a check for $1,200 from the Richmond Hill Rotary Club during the club's meeting Nov. 13.

November 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Tickets available for GSU finale

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29th with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports


Learn to pick yourself up, get back in race

I think I finally have become famous.

November 20, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Fourth graders tour Fort King George

Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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