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R&R beneficial; not without risks

After a few months deployed overseas, service members are ready for a little R&R. Through the Army's Rest and Recuperation program, soldiers are allowed 15-18 days of leave, depending on their tours, to see family and friends or venture into other countries.

July 16, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Special to the News | Military


Growth partnership sets public hearings

The Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership will hold a public input meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday for Liberty County residents to discuss findings from its yearlong regional growth management study. The meeting will be in the courthouse annex board room.

July 16, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News


Two more trees dedicated on Warriors Walk

A gentle breeze rustled the leaves of row upon row of eastern red bud trees, swaying fragile wind chimes hung on delicate branches. Two more memorial trees now line Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk in honor of two soldiers who died last month while deployed to Iraq. A tree dedication was held Thursday to honor them.

July 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News


Hinesville Hurricanes play at home Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes will host the East Georgia Rebels at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium. Admission is $5 and children 12 and younger are free. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold and concessions will be available. Winners must present their tickets to claim prizes.

July 16, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Racing continues at Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe Speedway Park on Highway 80 in Pooler continues its summer season tonight with a variety of races, including a late-model special, street stocks, pure stocks, mini stocks and the 440s.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


Labonte is racing fixture

Bobby Labonte, who won the then-Winston Cup championship a decade ago, is now 31st in the Sprint Cup standings.

July 16, 2010 | By Monte Dutton Special to the News | Sports


Cajun continues family's military tradition

Capt. Michael Breaux is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father by serving in the Army. Breaux's grandfather served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His father served in the Army in the 1970s.

July 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Military brass: Outreach essential to suicide prevention

Preventing suicide among service members and veterans calls for comprehensive education and communication, Army Col. Robert W. Saum, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, said this week.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Health


June jobless number not encouraging

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


12-year-old pleads to robbery charge

SAVANNAH - A 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty to armed robbery in the holdup of a Papa John's Pizza delivery man in Savannah.

The boy, who entered the guilty plea on Wednesday to the June 30 robbery, will be sentenced by Chatham County Juvenile Court Judge Patricia Stone at a hearing later. For the time being he will be held at the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center.

July 16, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Cap on Gulf oil well seems to be holding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort.

BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence of a leak in the pipe under the sea floor, one of the main concerns. Wells spoke 17 hours after valves were shut to trap oil inside the cap, a test that could last up to 48 hours.

July 16, 2010 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press writer | State, National News


Poll gives Barnes, Oxendine leads

ATLANTA (AP) - Former governor Roy Barnes holds a big lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia, while the Republican race is likely headed to a runoff, according to a poll reported Thursday.

July 16, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Democrats in gubernatorial primary

Here are short biographies of the seven Democrats seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Democratic voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:

Name: Thurbert Baker

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | News


Republicans in gubernatorial primary

Here are short biographies of the seven Republicans seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Republican voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:

Name: Jeff Chapman (Did not respond to request for information)

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | News


Gov. candidate profile Roy Barnes

ATLANTA - Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


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Bryan County fugitive found in New York

SAVANNAH - An Ellabell man wanted for aggravated assault and theft by taking by the Bryan County Sheriff's Department was arrested Thursday in Albany, N.Y.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Search on for missing Richmond Hill girl

The Richmond Hill Police Department is searching for a missing Richmond Hill child.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Runway wunderkind

It's early afternoon on a Friday, and Troy Allen is itching for the school bell to ring.

April 24, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of April 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

April 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Proposed development awash in controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

April 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Balancing budgets should be common sense

The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.

April 23, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter | Opinion


Wrongful death suit against city, officer dismissed

A wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers was voluntarily dismissed Tuesday by the woman who filed it in February 2013.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Fire destroys Ellabell home

Some Ellabell residents are displaced following a fire Tuesday night that destroyed their mobile home.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Public Safety


County schools beat state in CCRPI scores

Bryan County Schools got some good news Monday.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


BoE OKs $15M to get started on new facilities

Members of the Bryan County Board of Education have approved spending about $15 million to get work started on both of the county's new elementary schools.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


Fitness store changes game with center groundbreaking

Three years ago, retiring Army physical therapist Sandra Elliott wrote a letter from Germany to Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler to let him know her family intended to play an active role upon their arrival in the city.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Roundup: Senior moments

Richmond Hill High School's baseball seniors were honored before a recent home game. The players led the Wildcats to a 17-8 record, including an 11-2 mark in Region 3-AAAAA.

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Roundup: BCHS, RHHS send runners to sectional meet

Bound for sectionals

April 23, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Veteran Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame, beginning its second year, is seeking nominations for this year's class.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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