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Roundworms a threat to pets, kids

I'm overweight and while I'm not particularly fond of dieting and exercising, there is no way I am going to get in shape by trying the trend popularized recently by young female college graduates in China. These crazy women are actually ingesting roundworm eggs in order to lose weight even though this is known to be harmful to a person's health.

January 19, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Health


No sense in taking things to the extreme

Over the years, I have been called every name in the book, all related to my admittedly traditional parenting philosophy. Draconian is a favorite slur. I am confident that these epithets are tossed by folks who have turned their children into golden calves, so I have no problem with harsh or evil or "parenting Hitler" or any of the rest.

January 19, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Trainer keeps RHHS athletes running

Tammy Collins never wanted a run-of-the-mill desk job. An athlete who has always loved the outdoors, she craved daily changes and challenges.

January 19, 2011 | By Katie McGurl Staff writer | Life on the Hill


Jack Hyde answers Proust questionnaire

Jack Hyde, owner of Executive Resorts and proprietor of Jack's 3 Stool Bar and Lady in the Moon Observatory, got to face the questionnaire this week:

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days from Jan. 19

Jan. 20: Book Club for Adults – New members are welcome to join Richmond Hill Public Library's Adult Book Club, meeting at the library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop by to join or learn more about the club, where you can get acquainted with both interesting books and people.

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Life on the Hill


State budget hearings under way

ATLANTA - Hearings on Georgia's budget have opened at the state Capitol, with newly installed Gov. Nathan Deal outlining his $18.2 billion spending plan to state lawmakers.

January 18, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Officials encourage rabies vaccines for pets

Bryan County Health Department officials are reminding residents across the county to have their pets vaccinated for rabies following two cases of family pets testing positive for the virus.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Health


Commissioners talk recycle, SPLOST and more

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is gearing up for the year ahead, and members discussed countywide recycling, future Special Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax funds, the 2010 Census and more during the first meeting of 2011.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Local news


Construction starts on WaterWays

Local businessmen and Bryan County officials celebrated Friday morning the groundbreaking for the first home in the WaterWays Township in South Bryan. Fletcher Management Co. of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is overseeing the development of the 2,300-acre subdivision off Oak Level Road near Red Bird Creek.

January 17, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Cold, snow -- it's all about perspectives

Among the great things about the deep South is that we have grits, the best college football in the land and very little snow.

January 17, 2011 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Teaching tolerance in our schools

Sometimes the most important lessons learned at school don't come from a classroom.

January 17, 2011 | By Maureen Costello Guest columnist | Opinion


Dancers place in ballroom competition

Area residents placed in the Professional American Style Smooth Division at the Savannah Dance Classic held Jan. 6-8.

January 17, 2011 | | Lifestyle


RHMS bee picks top spellers

Richmond Hill Middle School students Erin Crosby and Conner Shortridge proved Wednesday they really know how to spell. Shortridge and Crosby took first and second place, respectively, in the school's spelling bee. Shortridge will go on to compete in the system-wide spelling bee next month. If for any reason he can't make it, Crosby will serve as alternate. Shortridge won by correctly spelling "dangle," but other words during the four official rounds of the bee included "cumulonimbus," "entrepreneur" and "jingoism."

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Area senator gets committee assignments

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has received the Senate committee assignments for the 2011 legislative session. Carter will serve as the chairman of the State Institutions and Property Committee, as well as vice chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee. Throughout the session, Carter also will serve on the Appropriations, Ethics and Regulated Industries and Utilities committees.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | State, National News


Police blotters for Jan. 17

The following are on file with the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

January 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Scouts build ramps for handicapped vets

Veterans in the city of Pembroke benefited from grant funds with handicap ramps and handicap-access rehabilitation. Beulah Baptist Church and local Scout groups paired up with the Pembroke Housing Team to volunteer labor for the projects. The groups were thanked their support.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Talent show helps fund choir trip

The Richmond Hill High School Chorus Boosters Club is hosting a talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the RHHS West Gym.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


American Traditions singer performs here

Jessica Ann Best, a Florida-based VOICE Festival singer and American Traditions Competition contestant, performed during the first Festive Friday of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Dog takes quite a ride

A Richmond Hill dog had quite an adventure earlier this week.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Lost, then found

Taken from Richmond Hill Police Department reports:

January 23, 2015 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cruise through memories on boats

My parents have just set off from wintry, cold and wet England, where it is dark before 4 p.m. at this time of year, to go on a trip of a lifetime. They are flying to Australia to see family, ending up in New Zealand to visit friends, and in between seeing some highlights of coastal Australasia by cruising.

January 23, 2015 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Port officials see bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Students earn slots on deans' lists

Andrew Fornal of Pembroke was named to the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester at Austin Peay State University. To make the dean's list, students must have grade-point average of 3.5 or greater.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Chamber oyster roast called a success

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


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