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OMG, the Dog Days are here

This time of year is referred to as "Dog Days." That is because state government feels that in appreciation for your tax contributions this is a great time to hound you with a bunch of new laws, regulations and similar irritations that usually become effective July 1. Hence, Dog Days.

July 07, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Bryan among targeted in forestry initiative

James E. Tillman, Sr., State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that 19 more south Georgia counties are in the high priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative (SFI). The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitat by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands. The application period for this Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program initiative ends July 9, 2010.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


July 4 events draw crowd

Area residents flocked to J.F. Gregory Park by the thousands on Saturday, decked in patriotic apparel and accessories, to celebrate Independence Day at the Old Time Family Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks.

July 07, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Correspondent | News


Financial moves for non-retiring baby boomers

If you're in one of the early waves of baby boomers, you may know some retirees who are now enjoying a wide variety of activities - possibly even including a new career. And you, too, may now have some choices about how to spend your time. Should you stay at your current job? Should you retire altogether and travel or pursue hobbies? Or should you "retire" and then start a new job, do some consulting or even open your own business? While you may have choices on how to draw an income, you'll also have some key issues to ...

July 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Columnists


Soccer registration runs into August

Fall 2010 soccer registration is going on now through Aug. 15. There are teams for ages 4-14 both boys and girls. Under 6 and Under 8, the cost is $55. Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14, the cost is $75. All fees include a uniform consisting of a jersey, shorts and socks.

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Fouth at Magnolia Manor

Residents of Magnolia Manor showed their true colors recently during their first annual Red, White & Blue Spirit Competition. Each floor of residents represented one of the three colors (first floor represented red, second floor represented white and third floor represented blue). Throughout the day, each team participated in a series of events ranging from the watermelon seed spitting contest, to karaoke. With such enthusiasm from each team, staff awarded a three way tie to the residents.

July 07, 2010 | | Lifestyle


Warren, Finnegan to wed

Mr. Eddie and Mrs. Lori Warren of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Katelyn Marie Warren to Mr. Christopher James Finnegan, son of Mr. Sean Finnegan and Ms. Sibyl Finnegan of Richmond Hill.

July 07, 2010 | | Lifestyle


The joy of putting down roots

'Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.'

July 07, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Columnists


Community announcements for July 7

Hurricane briefing

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Take note: These men want your vote

Name: Ted Akins

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | News


More 4th BCT troops deploy

More than 3,000 soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are deploying to Iraq this month. Hundreds of Vanguard soldiers told family and friends goodbye before loading their duffel bags and equipment into Army trucks on Monday.

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | News


Hunter unit recognized for Haiti work

The 10th Transportation Company was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal at 8:30 a.m. today at Hunter Army Airfield's 260th Quartermaster Battalion motor pool.

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Term length must vary by position

Over the past 18 years, I have served in four different elected positions- city councilman, mayor, state representative and state senator.

July 07, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion


Celebrate positive environmental news

Urban naturalists can't believe our environment is improving and wildlife is recovering because they can't see beyond the skyline. They read mostly about wild species in danger. For most wildlife, it is not true - certainly not for that emblem of nature, the black bear.

July 07, 2010 | By Harold Brown Columnist | Opinion


Revolt against blob for students' sake

Eva Moskowitz has become an expert at being hated.

July 07, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


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Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 18, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rabies clinic in North Bryan May 3

A rabies clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3, in the Lanier Primary School parking lot.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


At the movies April 18-25

Movies show around Bryan County in the coming week include:

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rotary Club donates to schools

Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill on April 10 received an update on Richmond Hill schools as all five principals attended to receive donations for their Principal's Funds.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


RHHS singers shine at evaluations

The Richmond Hill High School choruses received top honors at the Large Group Performance Evaluation held March 20-21 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Remember true meaning of Easter

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 17, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Work on infrastructure now

As anyone who gets behind the wheel knows, driving around the Coastal Empire can be an exercise in frustration, but there's always a bright side. In our case, it's this: Traffic here is still a cakewalk compared to what our fellow motorists in Atlanta have to deal with on a daily basis.

April 17, 2014 | | Opinion


Independent commission's role questionable

Congress appointed an independent commission to travel the United States and hold meetings with active and retired soldiers and their spouses. The commission is designed to see what is important to our military and their families - even though there already is a proposed budget that outlines the cuts that will affect our military families.

April 17, 2014 | By Anita Hughes Special to the News | Opinion


Wine and cheese fundraiser for Bark Park

The Bark Park's 2014 Happy Dogs' second annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. May 1 at the City Center.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Lost property plagues Hill residents

The following reports were taken from reports provided by the Richmond Hill Police Department.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Deen brothers visit Stewart, judge 'Chopped' game

Nearly 100 ladies from the Marne Community Spouses Club, Fort Stewart's all-ranks social club, met Jamie and Bobby Deen last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen's sons took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy lunch with the group during a special event at Club Stewart.

April 17, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Lifestyle


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