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VA extends Gulf War vets coverage

Veterans of the first Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now have a smoother path toward receiving health-care benefits and disability compensation for nine diseases associated with their military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced this week.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD monitors substance abuse trends

Oct. 25 starts Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness, and this year Department of Defense officials hope to shed light on what may be a disturbing new trend in substance abuse by service members.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Let's be happy for each other

It's fast-approaching - the return of our soldiers. Some are no longer counting down in months, but in weeks. Some will return before Thanksgiving, some more before Christmas and still more after New Year's. And you can always tell whose husband will be home soonest, because their relief is palpable. When asked the generally dreaded question, "How much longer?" they smile brightly, and the answer comes out in the form of a relaxed sigh.

October 04, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


Caring forparents is difficult task

Parents are such a huge chapter in our personal "book of life." To so many, they are the one constant that stands firm when nothing else will. Parents have always been there for us. They are the mold by which most of us have been shaped.

October 04, 2010 | By John Scherer Columnist | Columnists


Lets keep working together

Today, I have three things to share with you: this week's message, a personal invitation and a "thank you" for your support.

October 04, 2010 | By Elder Dr. D.S. "Drew" Andrews Columnist | Faith


Show clergy members you care

"We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves." (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 - ESV).

October 04, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Savannah Country Day runs past BCHS

Savannah Country Day scored 35 unanswered points in the first half to beat Bryan County 35-7 on homecoming night in Pembroke.

October 01, 2010 | Staff report Bryan County News | Sports


Richmond Hill falls to Liberty County

Liberty County spoiled homecoming night at Richmond Hill, winning 13-0 in the Region 2A-AAAA opener for both teams.

October 01, 2010 | Staff report Bryan County News | Sports


Survivor puts a face on cancer

Hinesville resident Jan Shearhouse Alexuk is an ordained minister, a college professor and a breast cancer survivor. The Rev. Alexuk, 60, was one of 10 area women selected to participate in the 2010 Voices & Faces of Breast Cancer Luncheon and Fashion Show last Saturday in Savannah. She and fellow survivors of various ages and backgrounds put a face on the disease, helping to raise public awareness.

October 01, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Health


Fraser Center opens area for children

For those who have suffered through a traumatic event such as a car accident or a divorce, working through the associated emotional turmoil can be a lifelong personal challenge. And it may take more than time to heal a child's emotional wounds.

October 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Health


Midway man critical after bike wreck

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating an accident that shut down Highway 17 northbound at Highway 204 for more than two hours Thursday morning and injured a Midway man.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Writing contest at library for youth

Live Oak Public Libraries are accepting entries for the 2010 Young Writers Contest. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 20. The contest is open to children in grades kindergarten through college. Students are asked to write a poem using five words selected from the books of the authors and illustrators in this year's Savannah Children's Book Festival. The festival is set for Nov. 13 at Forsyth Park. For complete details and prizes, visit www.liveoakpl.org

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


CW's 'Nikita' lacks what it takes

Welcome to a new edition of Showtime with Sasha. I'm your host, Sasha McBrayer, your personal film and television critic. Today my codename is Freelancer and I'm reporting to Filmgoer 01 that the chicken is in the pot. Repeat, the chicken is in the pot.

October 01, 2010 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Pharmacy technician earns certificate

RICHMOND HILL - Cierra McNeese, CPhT, has passed the national pharmacy technician certification exam to become the fifth certified pharmacy technician at Richmond Hill Pharmacy.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Gas South says pay option attracts users

ATLANTA - Gas South's pay-as-you-go program is now in its second year and the payment option developed for credit-challenged consumers is growing in popularity.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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Stormwater is good rain gone wild

I love a good rainstorm - I always have. My mother used to check the weather forecast for thunderstorms because I was fascinated by them and wanted to watch them outside. However, it's not really a good idea to sit outside during a thunderstorm.

July 31, 2014 | By Sara Swida Guest Columnist | Opinion


Avoid donating blood to these pests

School starts in about a week. Kids are out enjoying their last few days of freedom, and parents are getting ready for another year of asking, "Have you done your homework?!"

July 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner | Lifestyle


See and Be Seen: Richmond Hill Farmers Market

Community members came to the Richmond Hill Farmers Market to buy fresh produce, homemade breads and other crafts. The Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., at J.F. Gregory Park.

July 30, 2014 | | Life on the Hill


3rd ID band to give free concert

The 3rd Infantry Division Band's brass quintet, woodwind quintet and jazz combo performs its monthly Rhythm of the Marne concert. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Visitors without military ID should access Fort Stewart via Gate 1's visitor center

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Trying to determin who is the real outsider in race

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office, and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Trying to pick the real ‘outsider’

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion


RHPD hosts National Night Out

Richmond Hill is a city known for its fun events for the whole family. Thursday is no exception.

July 30, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Life on the Hill


Kitchen fire displaces family

No one was reported injured in a mobile home fire Monday at 706 Mannie English Road in Ellabell.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report editor@bryancountynews.net | Local news


School start means buses, kids

School starts next week in Bryan County, meaning those big yellow buses will be back out on our streets and highways, carrying our community's most precious cargo, its children.

July 30, 2014 | | Opinion


Make health an important part of back-to-school planning

Back-to-school is a busy and exciting time of year, no matter what age children are.

July 30, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. For the Bryan County News | Lifestyle


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GS going tobacco free starting Friday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Education


Coastal Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2014 annual meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, 1 Conservation Way in Brunswick.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


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JULY 31

July 30, 2014 | | Local news


Community announcements for July 30

Driver's Education

July 30, 2014 | | Community Announcements


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